Everlaw appoints IPO guru Rich Liu to newly-created CRO position

Cloud litigation platform Everlaw has appointed tech veteran and IPO guru Rich Liu to the new position of chief revenue officer (CRO), effective immediately. Liu will lead the company’s go-to-market team: sales, customer experience, and business development.

Formerly CRO at TripActions, Liu led the company’s global sales, customer success, partnerships, strategy and field operations. Perhaps of more interest, prior to TripActions, Liu was at MuleSoft and Meta (formerly Facebook), both of which floated during his tenure. Crunchbase has tipped Everlaw, which in November was valued at over $2bn, as one of the 30 startups likely to float in 2022.

Liu joins at a critical time in the company’s growth: In November 2021, Everlaw announced 80% year-over-year growth and $202 million in Series D funding, bringing the company to that overall valuation of over $2bn.

“In today’s world, finding objective truth is harder than ever as the haystack of data grows exponentially and the sources multiply,” Liu said. “That complexity is driving demand for Everlaw’s powerful truth-finding platform, making it a must-have for litigators. I’m thrilled to join Everlaw in pursuit of its virtuous mission of helping customers illuminate the truth.”

“As an engineer-turned-CRO, Rich is a true first-principles thinker, having built both large enterprise and hyper growth go-to-market strategies,” said Everlaw Founder and CEO AJ Shankar. “Rich is an incredible addition to Everlaw and joins a strong team that is poised to grow our company to greater heights and transform the legal industry.”

caroline@legaltechnology.com