Legal Ratings Site Avvo Launches

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Web 2.0 comes to the legal profession with the launch of Avvo. I don’t have time to write a bunch now but it’s a very interesting and useful site.

Funded by Benchmark Capital among others, it’s a kind of Zillow for lawyers. The site has been in development for over a year and just went up this morning.

3 Responses to “Legal Ratings Site Avvo Launches”

  1. Sebastien Provencher Says:

    It’s well done but I wonder about the amount of funding they got. Various sites talk about $10-14M. It seems like a lot of money for what amounts to a Web 2.0 lawyer directory site.

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  3. Greg Sterling Says:

    Re Sebastien’s comment: they did get quite a bit of money. We’ll see if it’s justified by usage. I suspect their strategy will need to adapt to build the traffic that will create a valuation their investors will want. However, if they succeed they’re a safe acquisition target.

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