The platform for public interest litigation covers legal costs through online donations. The challenge to Article 50 campaign, taking on Brexit, raised nearly $200,000 in U.S. dollars.
On Tuesday, the company, led by CEO and founder Julia Salasky, announced $2 million in new funding from Venrock and First Round Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Kindred Capital, according to VC deal site Finsmes. The cash infusion will open up the site for more U.S. cases.
Back in February, Salasky told Quartz that ethical concerns over people financing dubious cases for financial gain were “minimal” because backers don’t get rewards, and the platform vets lawyers and cases before accepting them.
CrowdJustice, which takes a 5 percent cut of the money raised, hopes to see more success stories like this campaign that raised $36,600 to bring two Yemenites to the U.S. after Trump’s travel ban saw them deported after they arrived at Dulles International Airport.
The site says it’s helped raise more than $3 million to help fight legal cases since launching in 2015.