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Exclusive: Polaris makes significant strategic investment in Iridium Technology

Iridium Technology has today (20 August) signed a significant funding deal with Boston-based investment fund Polaris Growth Fund, an affiliate fund of Polaris Partners, as Iridium’s founders look to scale the fast-growing legal BI business to the next level.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Aug 2018 at 6:08 pm No comments

Big funding numbers continue as Legaler raises $1.5 million for blockchain platform

Sydney-headquartered legal technology company Legaler has raised $1.5m in a round led by MasterNode Ventures, joined by Pacific Blue Capital and a number of prominent legal industry figures as it furthers its bid to use Blockchain to open up access to justice.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Aug 2018 at 12:50 pm No comments

Trending… ILTA: Resignation, drama, fears over member tracking, and now, a real chance for change

It wouldn’t have been the same if the run up to ILTACON had focussed on the content of the conference rather than the drama surrounding the organisation, and this year has certainly not disappointed. Caroline Hill looks at the accusations, ripostes, and need – once we’ve all engaged fully in this, the biggest week in the legal calendar – to heal and fix ILTA through transparency, ownership and inclusion.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Aug 2018 at 7:19 pm 7 comments

Friday thought on Bitcoin

Should I buy bitcoin? No, go do something useful.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th Aug 2018 at 1:41 pm No comments

Acquisitions ahoy! as Aderant expands into ebilling with acquisition of BillBlast

Aderant announced today the acquisition of BillBlast, a distinguished e-billing platform that has been emerging in the legal technology space in recent years. The acquisition further expands the Aderant suite of products.

Added by Legal IT Newswire Form on the 16th Aug 2018 at 5:02 pm No comments

Meet Zero: Embedded AI for email management across mobile and desktop with Ryan Steadman as CRO

Of all the demos I’ve seen, quite honestly very few of them result in a genuine if a little cheesy sounding “wow”, but Zero, which embeds machine learning into mobile devices and Outlook to file and manage emails, is one.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Aug 2018 at 1:01 pm 1 comment

Sycamore goes solo

Leading legal tech sales and marketing head Kaye Sycamore has once again set up her own consultancy – Kaye Sycamore Limited – we can reveal, and will be helping vendors and law firms with their go to market strategies and transformation plans.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Aug 2018 at 9:46 am No comments

NetDocuments news: Workshare cloud-to-cloud comparison; ISO 27017 certification; & growth stats

It’s been a big August for NetDocuments: we bring you the latest announcements.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Aug 2018 at 4:30 pm No comments

Legal IT Insider Top 200 – download here

Downloads of the Legal IT Insider Top 200 have gone through the roof since we launched the new and updated – and yes, free – version at the end of July. The most comprehensive list of who uses what in the business has been updated after a lengthy process of engagement with both vendors and IT directors. Speak up now if you would like to see further changes.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Aug 2018 at 1:39 pm No comments

How Legal Analytics is Changing the Legal Landscape

Legal analytics is poised to transform both law firms and law departments, says Lex Machina’s CEO Josh Becker. In today’s digital marketplace, the application of data-driven analytics is essential to both the practice and the business of law.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Aug 2018 at 10:23 am No comments

Legaltech acquisition: Intapp acquires financial services CRM DealCloud

In a move that will increase Intapp’s exposure to the financial services market, the Silicon Valley-headquartered vendor has acquired cloud based investment banking client relationship management platform DealCloud, in a deal that also sees it move a step closer to becoming a cradle to grave platform to support the law firm lifecycle.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Aug 2018 at 5:03 pm No comments

Ooh it must be ILTA soon: Thomson Reuters Elite partners with American LegalNet

As vendors begin pushing out win and deal announcements in the run up to ILTA, Thomson Reuters Elite will today (14 August) announce a new alliance partnership with American LegalNet to help its clients streamline the litigation processes.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Aug 2018 at 8:00 am No comments

Finalists Revealed for the Inaugural 2018 Changing Lawyer Awards

Litera Microsystems today (13 August) announced 20 legal professionals and organizations as finalists for the inaugural 2018 Changing Lawyer Awards, for which Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill is honoured to be among the distinguished judges. The awards are an opportunity for individuals, firms, and companies in the legal industry to be recognised for their willingness to embrace and drive change – through new technology, service models, or behaviour.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Aug 2018 at 10:39 pm No comments

Eigen who? The startup with £13m world domination plans

We spoke to founder and chief executive Lewis Liu and general counsel Adam Eastell about Eigen Technologies’ ambitious plans to classify and extract data across the firm, across all practice areas, and across the front, mid and back office. If you didn’t catch this in the free monthly Orange Rag first time round, the link to register is here.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Aug 2018 at 5:08 pm No comments

Trending: Measuring LegalTech ROI – new tool unveiled here

Legal departments need to know how to calculate the ROI of their legal technology investments to demonstrate that they are a good steward of company resources, validate their decision-making, and inform future projects in their legal tech roadmap. Here Xakia founder and CEO Jodie Baker gives you the mathematical equation for ROI as well as a link to their brand new legal tech ROI calculator, unveiled exclusively here. But, of course, it’s not all about numbers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Aug 2018 at 9:10 am 1 comment