BASIC COMPANY INFORMATION
Name of company: Bigle Legal
Name and position of the person responding:
Sergio Esteve de Miguel Anglada, Co-founder & CMO
Brief description of company and business model
Bigle Legal is a start-up based in Barcelona that is transforming the way in which companies manage their legal processes.
Companies today draft their legal documents (contracts and others) in a costly and inefficient manner. They create their documents from scratch or by copying and pasting templates: both processes require considerable time and money and mistakes can easily be made.
Bigle Legal is software that allows companies to automate the process of drafting their legal documents, eliminating human error and saving time and money. With our solution, the time to complete a contract is reduced from 120 to only 10 minutes and the risk of human error mitigated by 95%. Our solution automates the entire process: from contract drafting, revision, sending, digital signature and storage.
CEO + Founding team. Brief description of trajectory
The company was founded by the Esteve de Miguel brothers, one a lawyer and the other an economist, who decided to join forces and apply their professional experience to innovate in a sector in which technology not yet taken a proper foothold. In order to start this exciting enterprise, Alejandro Esteve de Miguel left his job as a lawyer at law firm Roca Junyent, and Sergio Esteve de Miguel gave up his job as a consultant in Dubai.
Year of incorporation: 2015
No of employees: 10
The management team is made up of Alejandro Esteve de Miguel, the CEO and COO, responsible for operations; Sergio Esteve de Miguel, the CMO and CFO, responsible for sales and finance; and Daniel Tomas Bartomeus, the CTO (with prior experience in corporations such as Fujitsu and BBVA) responsible for technology at Bigle Legal.
Volum of investment taken in:
Main goals achieved:
Bigle Legal received support from business accelerator Cuatrecasas Accelera, the first legal tech accelerator in Europe, and has already become one of the most important proptech start-ups in the country. We are endorsed by clients like CBRE (the leading real estate firm in the world), Nuñez & Navarro or Forcadell.
Main challenges in the future
Maintain rapid, sustainable growth to become the most powerful automated software and sell in other countries.
Why did you choose to establish the company in Barcelona?
We are from Barcelona, and we have always loved our city. However, I studied and worked in some of the major cities of the world (New York, London, Shanghai and Dubai), and I always thought it was difficult for Barcelona to offer the same. My surprise was that I came back to a city that is experiencing a real technological revolution, and for start-ups in general. I honestly think Barcelona’s time has come, it is fashionable in every way, it is becoming a very important technological hub and we would not want to miss this opportunity for anything in the world.
Location: Plaça d’Ernest Lluch i Martin, 5, 08019 (Barcelona)
Web: Bigle Legal
Inspiration? A model, company or business person/entrepreneur?
Working as a lawyer, Alejandro realized that the drafting of contracts requires spending a lot of time, while simultaneously being open to a real risk of making mistakes because the process is done manually adapting templates. By contrast, there was no technological tool that allowed us to automate this process and solve this problem. So we took advantage of this opportunity and we decided to leave our jobs and develop this solution.
Recommended book or books
Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
The Lean Startup
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What else would you like Barcelona to offer?
Foreign investment is growing a lot in Barcelona, but we would like it to be at the level of cities like London or Amsterdam.