Welcome to issue #17 of our recently launched Q&A series, Startup Spotlight.

This series is all about diving into the world-class technological innovation conducted by exciting UK startups. Getting to grips with the technology, the mission, and even the stories behind them.

In each edition, we sit down with a different startup founder, leader, or operator in an easily digestible conversational style Q&A format.

Today we chatted to the co-founder of Resolve Disputes Online, Aditya Shivkumar – here to tell us about his passion for making justice effortless and accessible.


  • βš–οΈ How Resolve Disputes Online use technology to improve access to justice around the world
  • ❀️ Why passion matters when it comes to justice
  • πŸ‘€ Why Resolve Disputes Online is so focussed on Online Dispute Resolution (it’s all in the name!)

Did you know that each year 1 billion people need basic justice care?

And that each of us can expect to encounter a legal problem which'll have 'a major negative impact' on our lives every 7 years?

Interestingly, 60% of problems are related to neighbours, employment, family, land, and crime. And, only 24% ever get solved completely. Alarming, isn’t it?

A lack of access to justice can lead to poverty, homelessness, ill health, and unemployment. So why does it remain such a huge issue?

Access to justice is a UN sustainability goal, which is why Resolve Disputes Online (RDO) is leading the charge to provide a global solution to the problem.

RDO are here to make a difference. Their technology has been built by lawyers, mediators, and arbitrators from around the world who understand the litigation process and the need for greater access to justice and dispute resolution – because they have experienced it first-hand. 

Their award-winning software empowers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experts, courts, and tribunals with innovative technology to improve access to justice globally. A giant leap forward.

RDO are on a mission to create a society where everyone has access to justice.

But, how do they bring law, innovation, and technology together?

And, how has their trailblazing tech been recognised so far?

We got the answers to all of these questions. Here we go.πŸ‘‡

What is the mission of your company?

Resolve Disputes Online (RDO) was formed by two passionate individuals who came together to solve one common mission: Improve Access to Justice around the world.

This compelling reason is the foundation upon which RDO's growth has firmly entrenched. Throughout our journey, every one of the early founding team believed in wanting to leave an indelible impact in the field of access to justice. We are here to stay in the long haul and truly believe that we will bridge the gap of Access to Justice in the coming years. RDO is here to make the difference. 

If you believe in Access to Justice, RDO is the place to be. 

How are you using technology to help solve that problem? 

RDO is the perfect unison that bring law, innovation and technology together. Using RDO's state of the art technology we have empowered Courts, Enterprises, FMCG's, Complaint Handlers, ADR Centres through our platform. 

What's your unique selling point?

Every member of our team is committed and passionate about solving the problem of Access to Justice. The user experience in our platform radiates positivity and belief to solve the problem. The user interface resonates with each user role that is onboarded on to the platform.

We are the only global startup to have ODR in our name: RDO. This is perhaps our unique selling point. RDO pronounced on the reverse is ODR. We are ODR. 

Our passion is unmatched and we love to punch above our weight every day of the week, every month and every year. 

Therefore: Passion - Innovation - Belief and Resilience are our unique selling point. 

Being in the enterprise sector, we love the long cycle and yet keen to innovate. Therefore we are perhaps well placed to partner with enterprise and corporate by offering our solution. 

What have been the greatest challenges to date?

Be on the table of global ODR players around the world within a span of three years. 

What major milestones have you achieved?

Believe in your dream, show resilience in your approach and have nerves of steel to succeed. We are proud each one in our team is an ambassador for RDO and ODR. This is perhaps the biggest milestone. 

What's next?

We are here to stay and we are looking to diversify.

Thanks, Aditya!

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