TB Members Calling #78 | Sergio Esteve de Miguel Anglada: “Innovation is the vehicle that drives companies”
A passionate entrepreneur and finance enthusiast, Sergio Esteve de Miguel Anglada (Barcelona, 1986) is the co-founder and Co-CEO of the legaltech startup Bigle Legal. After graduating in Business Administration and a Master in International Business in London, Shanghai and New York, he worked in a multinational company in Dubai as Head of Audit and Risk Management. In 2017, after travelling around the world, he returned to Spain to set up the company he now runs with his brother Alejandro. Two years later, already consolidated in the legal sector, he co-founded the Global Legal Tech Hub initiative, of which he is treasurer and board member.
TB: What is the purpose of your project?
SE: At Bigle Legal we offer Contract Lyfecycle Management (CLM) software, a no-code platform in the cloud that automates the legal operations of companies, improving security and minimising the risk of contingencies. And we do this using technologies such as document automation or contract management combined with artificial intelligence, to make those tedious manual processes of working with legal documents possible through a flexible, intuitive platform that offers total control over their lifecycle.
TB: What is the current state of the project and where do you see it in two years’ time?
SE: Our project is in full expansion, both nationally and internationally. In addition, we are building the first CLM with artificial intelligence GPT legal in the world, which positions us as leaders in the digital transformation of the legal and business sector. We also plan to grow our team to drive innovation and development of our technology. Innovation is the vehicle that moves companies.
TB: A good idea you have had.
SE: Education should be more practical and less theoretical. Then we can apply what we learn and discover our true passions – practicality and passion go hand in hand!
TB: A bad professional experience.
SE: I call it “professional learning” and I have certainly experienced many lessons. One of the most important things I learned is that finding exceptional employees is critical to success. And to do that, you have to invest in a solid recruitment process and develop a committed team.
TB: The best advice you’ve ever been given.
SE: Have patience in the exciting creation of a technology company. While it can be tempting to want quick results, patience allows us to build solidly, overcome challenges and adapt to change. Ultimately, keep the long-term vision and enjoy the journey, knowing that each step brings us closer to success.
TB: A professional reference that inspires you.
SE: I am inspired by Richard Branson for his collaborative leadership style. His ability to connect emotionally with his team, his empathy, charisma and courage are qualities I seek to cultivate in my own career.
TB: A technology that will shape the future.
SE: Without a doubt, AI. It is changing the world because it totally transforms the way we work, live and relate to each other, even going beyond the limits of what we thought possible. At Bigle Legal we have been working on this technology for years to be pioneers: it allows us to automate and streamline processes, analyse large volumes of data and extract valuable insights, reduce errors and improve accuracy in drafting and reviewing contracts.
TB: In-person or remote?
SE: In remote mode. But also in person. In our company we are committed to a remote model but, if you wish, you can also come to work at our offices in Barcelona or Madrid. We believe that teleworking adds value to our staff and fulfils our objectives in a satisfactory way. However, we still love to share moments together in the office.
TB: A startup or company.
SE: Red Points.
TB: What do you do to disconnect?
SE: Exercise and travel. The former helps me to release stress and keep fit, while the latter allows me to escape from routine and find inspiration in new places and experiences. Both are crucial to my well-being and creativity as an entrepreneur.
TB: A book to recommend.
SE: “The Lessons of History” by Will and Ariel Durant. Short and to the point, it compresses centuries of history into 117 pages and focuses on the lessons of history, not the events that define it. As Winston Churchill said, “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”, making it extremely useful for any technology entrepreneur.
TB: A series, film or song that defines your moment in life.
SE: The film “Moneyball”.
TB: One recipe, one restaurant.
SE: Peruvian Lomo saltado, Indian food and Molino de Pez restaurant in Barcelona.
TB: A place in the world.
SE: Argentine Patagonia. I highly recommend walking up to Lago de los Tres.
TB: Where would you invest 100k?
SE: In OpenAI.
TB: If you were not an entrepreneur…
SE: It would be an investor.
TB: What is Tech Barcelona for you?
SE: This great technology ecosystem personally allows me to expand my network of contacts (many Bigle Legal clients are partners of the association), strengthen my skills and access key resources to grow my business.