Jan 2, 2019
"And he pushed me, saying 'Don't be such an idiot', slightly harder than I think he intended...and I fell off my chair. It was one of those moments in time, drunk as I was, but that conversation haunted me. And I kept coming back to 'Yeah, why not? Why can't we get law into a space where there isn't a premium on information and people do understand how everything fits together and can access that really easily. I never set out to replace lawyers. I'm still very proud to be a lawyer myself, and I showcase amazing lawyers. But it was just that 'how do we plug the gap so that everyone who needs to know can know and then decide what they do with that information."
Merlie Calvert launched legal tech startup Farillio in 2017 after leaving her job as a lawyer after 20+ years and burning her legal license!
Her mission is to open up legal support for freelancers, microbusinesses and SME's so that law becomes quicker and easier and that the entrepreneur can focus on growing their business.
Merlie has already raised funding, is building a team and is facing many of the challenges that many of you will be able to relate to.
She's got a great story and if you'd like to see her 'live' you can join me and an amazing panel of entirely female entrepreneurs on January 29th in London here.