John Witchel

John Witchel is an advisor to Legalist and is the former president of web development firm Xcom and cofounder of peer-to-peer lending marketplace Prosper, which has raised $350 million in funding at a valuation of more than $1.9 billion. John has led technical teams for over 20+ years and is currently the President/COO of Gitprime.

In the news

Key Takeaways from LFJ’s Special Digital Event

Litigation Finance Journal

Nov 11, 2021
Innovations in Litigation Funding
Litigation funding startup Legalist is seeing a boom in demand to back lawsuits — and is hoping to attract hundreds of millions of dollars from investors to keep up with the need

Business Insider

Oct 2, 2020
Business Insider interviews Legalist CEO Eva Shang about how the firm has grown since its launch and how she envisions its future.
Litigation Funder Legalist Brings on Ex-judge to Replace Posner as Adviser


Sep 18, 2020
Reuters reports on retired US district judge Jeremy D. Fogel's joining Legalist as advisor
Lit Funder Legalist Hits 100-Case Mark as Posner Departs

Jun 23, 2020
American Lawyer's Media reports on Legalist's milestone of over 100 cases under investment.
52 Best Startup Companies To Watch Out For in 2020


Apr 9, 2020
Legalist is among the 52 best startups to watch out for in 2020, according to AngelList.
Announcing Legalist Fund II

Wall Street Journal

Sep 12, 2019
Launching a new Legalist Fund II for $100 million in the Wall Street Journal.