Ashish Singh did master’s degree in Information systems from Illinois State University. It was while facing a legal problem that he thought about seeking professional guidance from lawyers. However, questions kept coming to his mind about trusting a lawyer with personal information as well as about their credentials. To address this problem, Ashish along with his long time friend, Manish Singh, conceptualized HiGrit.com, which is a platform, to organize and simplify legal search service ensuring consumer’s access to legal assistance.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
When someone searches for Lawyer/CA/CS they face a problem of lack of reference and reviews to decide on. Mostly word of mouth is the only resort, and for those who do want to keep their matter personal and want legal assistance, paid static directories like Justdial is the place to go. People would prefer to have more content like experience, qualification etc. about legal professionals with review and rating from their past customers, before hiring them. HiGrit.com provides a platform to customers where they can find all legal professionals including CA & CS with their reviews, qualifications, and fees, to make an informed choice of legal hiring. It provides customers with the convenience and privacy to hire a lawyer depending on their needs, problem category, and budget, online. Startups are usually unaware and confused about company registration and other mandatory tax compliance applicable to their line of business, that is where HiGrit.com comes as their legal helping hand.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
There was a personal situation when I urgently required legal advice. Family, friends and google suggested few , but these lawyers were not vetted. Could I trust them with private matter, were they qualified enough , what were their credentials? Such questions came in my mind, that’s when I realized, me being an educated member of the society had such issues , there must be so many like me stuck with legal matters looking for qualified, experienced , lawyers for a private and secure consult. That’s when Manish & I, with our professional experience, started building business around the idea and HiGrit.com was born!
What is your life mantra?
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Educating the customer about the HiGrit services was a challenging part, infact it still is. Educating Startups about the benefits of company registration and how easy it is to choose the correct legal representative, at HiGrit.com , a lawyer who is vetted, experienced and a consultation which is confidential and private.
How did you overcome those challenges?
We preach our potential clients that- Legal representation is not something that only big, already-established businesses require. Legal advice is essential during all phases of the business lifespan, from the initial formation and incorporation to raising capital and hiring employees, and to the ultimate exit in an acquisition or IPO. Legal service is ‘assumed’ to be expensive but at HiGrit we present information to easily choose the right attorney and ensure lawyers/ CA/CS at the BEST price!
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We have received a funding, which we want to stay undisclosed, currently.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
We keep our team , motivated and ensure a competitive but friendly environment.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Patience , pro-activeness & perseverance.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Getting up early in the morning and practicing Yoga.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Stop thinking of business when off too sleep!
Answer in less than 50 words
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Not having faith in their idea.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Make your business your pleassure
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Successfully establish HiGrit.com , have a great team working on it and moving on to NEXT…
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Will start with a flying license and then continue the same journey as now.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Los Angeles, Shimla and Hrishikesh
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Simple is harder than complex.”- Steve Jobs