January 12, 2017-- 1PM
Raad Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of LawTrades—the fastest growing platform for hiring lawyers online. He crossed in 2006 at our Iota Chapter, at St. John's University, where he served as Chapter President. An entrepreneur from an early age, Raad began the LawTrades service in his apartment in law school with the aim of helping to democratize legal services. Today, the site facilitates millions in transactions every year, creating a new economy for the legal industry and better opportunities for businesses. He is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the product design, and innovating future growth opportunities. LawTrades has raised over $1.8 million in seed funding from Draper Associates (a notable investor in companies such as Tesla, Skype, and SpaceX), 500 Startups, Angel List, Graph Ventures, and other prominent investors in Silicon Valley.
Raad’s content has been viewed over two million times on Quora and he has been published in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, and Apple News. Prior to LawTrades, Raad founded a web-app for Facebook that scaled to thirty million hits per month. He earned his JD at the University of Buffalo Law School.