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Startup Corner

Addleshaws announces first FinTechs selected for startup programme

AML startup Comply Advantage is among the first seven companies selected for Addleshaw Goddard’s FinTech startup programme AG Elevate. Comply Advantage, which as reported by Legal IT Insider in October 2016 raised $8.2m in Series A funding, is joined by Delio, Mobillity, Money Fellows, Pace Invoice, Penta and Valoot.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Mar 2017 No comments

Startup Corner: Appdopt in Focus

Appdopt, an SaaS platform that trains end users on workplace software such as Office 365, is bringing legal training into the digital age. In this dedicated profile they tell us how.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Mar 2017 No comments

The Orange Rag Newsweek: AXA launches legal virtual assistant & all the latest news in brief

AXA Insurance last week announced that it has teamed up with alternative legal services provider rradar to launch an IBM Watson-backed virtual assistant to assist AXA customers with often repeated legal questions on issues such as employment and HR. We also bring news from SaltDNA, Olswang, Incopro, DocSolid, Wolters Kluwer, LawGeex, Autto, RPC, Nikec Solutions, Workshare, Fronteo, Salladore, Financial Software Solutions and Anexsys.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Mar 2017 No comments

Startup Corner: Autto in focus

Founded in 2016 in London, Autto is a cloud-based SaaS toolkit that enables legal and compliance departments to build up automated workflows. Here, we hand over the stage to them to tell us more about the company.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Mar 2017 No comments

Startup Events News: Legal Geek Conference is back!

The Legal Geek Conference is back on Tuesday 17th October 2017, Shoreditch (London), please save the date in your calendar now! It is going to be twice as BIG and – according to organiser Jimmy Vestbirk – twice as AWESOME with over 1,000 attendees from around the world.

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Mar 2017 No comments

Startup Corner: The Success of Legal Tech Startups Outside the M25

Is there life on Mars? Or at least a thriving law tech startup scene outside the M25? Yes says Encompass co-founder Roger Carson

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Mar 2017 1 comment

Linklaters launches homegrown AI data analysis tool

Linklaters IT team and lawyers have collaborated to launch a home-grown AI-backed contract analysis and extraction tool in conjunction with London tech startup Eigen Technologies.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Mar 2017 1 comment

Startup corner: Orange Rag launches legal tech startup initiative

From today (8 March) we will be publishing a series of legal technology startup profiles that will form the basis of a dedicated digital supplement and networking opportunity with law firms. On top of some of the key vital statistics that can be surprisingly hard to track down, we’ll bring you details of the growth strategy, investment plans, new developments and challenges for some of the most exciting startups and scaleups in the market.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Mar 2017 No comments

Startup corner: The Link App receives external investment

Legal desktop app The Link App has received investment from Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 4 in order to “take it to the next level.”

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Mar 2017 No comments

Startup corner: MyDocSafe

A legal and accountancy tech startup that incorporates facial recognition and blockchain technology within its client and new employee onboarding platform officially launched in February.
MyDocSafe, the brainchild of director and cofounder Daniel Stachowiak, provides a secure workflow to help firms set up client sign-up forms, conduct know your customer checks, complete direct debit mandates, and sign agreements electronically.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 1st Mar 2017 No comments

The February issue of the Legal IT Insider is out now – and it’s our 300th edition!

Top stories include: CLOC to open Euro chapter – big news for inhouse legal teams & their tech vendors + Peppermint has a bout of growing pains + the Insider launches legal tech startup initiative – who’s hot & who’s not?

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Feb 2017 1 comment

Mishcon launches tech incubator programme for startups

Mishcon de Reya has today (18 January) launched a technology incubator programme – MDR LAB – for tech startups, that will see the UK top 35 law firm welcome a number of startups into the business for a ten week period in summer 2017.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th Jan 2017 No comments

Startup corner: Juro raises £615k for AI contract workflow tool

London-based legal tech startup Juro has raised $750k (£615k) in seed funding for its AI-enabled workflow tool for legal contracts. The round included contributions from Berlin-based Point Nine Capital and London-based Seedcamp.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Jan 2017 No comments

Startup corner: Next gen document analysis startup TagDox steps out of beta

Next generation document analysis startup TagDox officially steps out of beta today (16 January) after a whirlwind three months that has seen Tony Angel, former Linklaters managing partner and senior partner and global chairman of DLA Piper join its advisory board.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Jan 2017 No comments

Route1 to donate job referral fee to charity

Disruptive online legal recruitment marketplace Route1, which since it was founded in 2015 has won over 100 legal employers in the UK and Australia including Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Shearman & Sterling, Herbert Smith Freehills and DLA Piper, has launched a new initiative that will see it give a donation to charity instead of rewarding lawyers who refer colleagues and friends to a successful job application.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Jan 2017 1 comment