The resource for early stage companies in South-east Asia

Founders Doc is a legal-tech company that aims to serve early stage companies and start ups in South-east Asia, starting from Singapore.Inspired by the vision of a lawyer who worked in leading international law firms, Founders Doc hopes to make legal resources more accessible to early stage companies and start ups through quick guides, customised templates and explanatory videos.Founders Doc also collaborates with strategic law firms and corporate partners to provide the 360-degree support that start ups require. It aims to constantly innovate and evolve to provide a fuller support for start ups and early stage companies in South-east Asia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based?

Founders Doc is based in Singapore. That said, Founders Doc has a wide network of contacts in South-east Asia and we will be happy to support your regionals goals – in particular, in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Who are the founders of Founders Doc?

A little word play there! Founders Doc is founded by a corporate lawyer with international experience. She was recently appointed Counsel at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, which is recognised by The Straits Times as one of Singapore’s Best Law Firms in 2021.

She oversees the operations of Founders Doc and wears two complementary hats: one, as the chief executive officer of Founders Doc and two, as a lawyer at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP. She also sits on the Corporate Committee and Continuing Professional Development Committee of The Law Society of Singapore.

More importantly, she’s passionate about start ups and hopes to support this community in the right way.

Who is Founders Doc suitable for?

If you are a start up or an early stage company in South-east Asia that is looking for legal support, Founders Doc is made for you!

Whilst interacting with start ups, we noticed a couple of trends:

  • Trend A: Highly educated founders who were looking for a depository of reliable templates but who were not keen to hire a law firm
  • Trend B: Highly qualified founders who had difficulty finding start up friendly lawyers
  • Trend C: Start ups who were afraid of engaging law firms due to the high costs and legalese (+ they bill by the hour!)

We thought that there was a gap in a market that had to be filled and we hope we filled it just right (we are a start up just like you!).

How can I benefit from the services provided by Founders Doc?

We have three (3) types of resources that can be of benefit to you:

  • Videos: We have a library of bite sized cartoons that provide a useful starting point when navigating your start up journey. They are a useful appetiser that gives you a flavour of what you should expect when negotiating your legal documents and planning your journey ahead.
  • Templates: We have a depository of readily customisable templates so that you have a ‘first cut’ that you can work off (or what we like to call ‘preliminary draft’). We don’t believe that there can be a one-size fits all document – so we prefer to ask you a couple of questions before sending a template through. We also provide quick guides and toolkits that complement these templates.
  • Consultancy Services: We also provide consultancy services to start ups – though all legal advice and legal services will be done through our sister law firm for regulatory reasons. Don’t worry, our sister law firm believes in the same ethos as we do.

If you’d like to be supported in any other way eg. a temporary in-house counsel role in your start up, feel free to drop us a shout at enquiry@founders-collective.com or using the Contact Us form below. We are made for start ups, so we’d like to make sure we are meeting your goals.

I can’t seem to download the quick guide, templates and toolkits. Why do I have to wait?

At Founders Doc, we don’t believe in the ‘one-size fits all’ approach to legal-related matters. We think it is important to tailor the quick guide, template or toolkit, so that it is relevant to your transaction and fits your needs.

That’s why we have created an ‘enquiry cart’ rather than a ‘shopping cart’. We would like to get to know you and what you really need, before sending that resource to you. We promise (to try) not to take too long and hope you’d be patient with us!

Is Founders Doc a law firm?

Founders Doc is not a law firm. We are a legal-tech company that partners with start up friendly lawyers and law firms to provide you with the right legal support.

  • If you’re just watching a video and requesting a template, toolkit or quick guide, our friendly colleagues at Founders Doc will be happy to assist you.
  • If you would like legal advice or a representation from a law firm, we will connect you with our sister law firm to help you reach that goal. As a rule of thumb, all corporate legal advice and corporate legal matters in Singapore will be conducted through our trusted start up lawyers at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP.
I’m in the midst of a dispute and I’d like support. However, I can’t find what I need.

If you can’t find what you need, feel free to drop us an email at enquiry@founders-collective.com or drop us an enquiry using the Contact Us form below. We will aim to respond to you within 2-3 working days.

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