Raad Ahmed


Founder / CEO

Long Island City, NY


Raad is the Founder and CEO of LawTrades—the fastest growing platform for connecting the world to the best legal talent. An entrepreneur from an early age, the Lawtrades service began in his law school apartment to help lawyers become independent. 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. The company has raised over $3 million in funding from Draper Associates (investors in Tesla, Skype, SpaceX), 500 Startups, Angel List, Graph Ventures and other prominent investors in Silicon Valley.  Raad’s content have been viewed over 11 million times on Quora and he's been published in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, and Apple News. Prior to LawTrades, he founded a web-app for Facebook that scaled to 30M hits per month. His curiosity around law led him to the University at Buffalo Law School where he earned is JD.



  • Start-Up CEO
  • Product Development
  • Venture Fundraising

Lawtrades is pioneering a new work model that economically empowers independent legal professionals to monetize their skills, while helping companies build distributed legal teams. GC's & law firm partners access a highly selective talent network of attorneys, paralegals, compliance, and legal ops, to complement their in-house operations. Our invite-only talent pool (>50% women) bring deep legal and business expertise across commercial contracts, privacy, corporate law, IP, securities, regulatory compliance, and outside GC services. We bring insights from over 10,000 engagements and build products that makes it easy to work together remotely.


  • Legal Services

Area of Focus

  • Marketplace
  • Legal
  • Internet

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