iProbono, an organisation based in New Delhi and London that works with civil society organisations to provide them free legal assistance, has been listed in Nominet Trust’s Top 100 as one of the start-ups that is going to “change the world’.
Featuring companies that are using technology for societal good, the list was compiled by tech leaders, such as reputed angel investors and senior members from Google Ventures. The list also boasts some of the larger firms from the US and Europe such as Freestyle and Google’s self driving cars, as well as newer organisations from emerging economies like India and Egypt.
Being listed in Nominet Trust’s top 100 is a recognition of iProbono’s growth while creating a mark in the ‘tech for good’ sector – celebrating the accomplishments of the top 100 companies as they continue to solve tomorrow’s problems through inspiring uses of technology.
The Nominet Trust 100 celebrates the people and organisations who are using digital technology to change the world for the better. Each year it brings together 100 of the world’s most inspiring examples of social innovation, where digital technologies have been used to tackle a significant social challenge. iProbono works with civil society organisations to provide them free legal assistance and funding for strategic projects. Their services are without charge however they only work on sustainable initiatives with professionally run organisations.
iProbono was founded in 2009 and has completed over 620 projects, representing a value of over $7million for civil society organisations. The projects they have connected are diverse, ranging from transactional legal assistance to litigation advice and advocacy support. As a result their member organisations have secured more funding, lowered their operating costs, developed innovative ways of working and have achieved greater impact for the causes they serve.
iProbono’s global outreach enables organisations to source assistance across jurisdictions. In India and the sub-continent, they are supported by the Ford Foundation and the Commonwealth Foundation to build a culture of pro bono.