If Derek Bluford hadn’t come down with strep throat, he never would have tried a smartphone app that allowed him to immediately access a doctor.
He did, and within minutes, the doctor sent him a text with the address of a pharmacy where he could pick up his prescription. Bluford’s mind started spinning, and he thought to himself, “Why don’t I do this in the legal field? People need legal advice all the time.”
He founded his company in Sacramento, named it QuickLegal, and put out a beta test version in October 2014. It already has won the attention of Silicon Valley investors and major legal services companies; Bluford has secured roughly $1 million in outside investments. continue reading