LegalShield Appoints VP and Head of New Startup Offering

LegalShield has named a new vice president to oversee the company’s planned startup offering, Launch.

Jacob Varghese is joining the legal services provider as Vice President, and as General Manager for the new undertaking, which LegalShield will introduce later this year. “We are thrilled to welcome Jake to the LegalShield family,” Jeff Bell, CEO, said in a news release. “He is joining a few months before we officially add Launch to our offering and will help us in our endeavor to fuel America’s entrepreneurial spirit with the adequate tools.”

Launch will help entrepreneurs navigate the legal side of starting a business, with a mobile app that guides them through the incorporation process and provides on-demand legal services. According to Varghese, “It will cater to the needs of the many entrepreneurs who look for guidance and support during the crucial early days of business formation, when legal issues may arise after filing paperwork.”

The new offering, which starts at $145 and includes a three-month membership with LegalShield, is part of the company’s ongoing expansion of digital services. Varghese will bring working knowledge to that effort, having spent the past 11 years with LegalZoom, a web-based provider of legal services. There his roles included vice president of sales and business development and vice president of business services. Formerly, Varghese practiced law in Iowa.

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