Raad Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of LawTrades, the fastest growing platform for hiring top-notch lawyers online.
The site facilities millions in transactions every year, creating a new economy for the legal industry and better opportunities for entrepreneurs.
He is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the technology strategy, and innovating future growth opportunities.
LawTrades has raised over $2.6 million in seed funding led by Draper Associates (Tesla, Skype, Robinhood) with participation from 500 Startups, Social Capital, Angel List, Graph Ventures, and other prominent investors in Silicon Valley.
He believes the legal profession is going through a period of rebirth thanks to the information revolution that is undoing the industrial revolution. This means that the industry is heading towards the direction of creating powerful individual brands than just joining a firm.
LawTrades is making a platform that creates more tech-enabled independent lawyers and helping them work for themselves, while breaking the traditional law firm hierarchy.
Raad has been named a 2017 Top Writer on Quora with his content reaching over 4 million views and featured on Forbes, Fast Company, Inc, The Huffington Post and more.
Prior to LawTrades, he founded a web-app for Facebook that grew to 30 million hits per month while he was a law student. He attended the University at Buffalo Law School where he earned is JD.