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Startup Corner: DW Reporting in Focus

BI and data analytics provider DW Reporting launched in January 2013 and is one of the more established players in our startup focus. Here, in the most comprehensive of profiles, founder Dan Wales talks Formula One analogies, growth strategy, restructuring, what ‘DW’ stands for, data, AI and what temperature the office beer fridge is.


The Orange Rag Newsweek: Eclipse selects The Link App plus all the latest wins & product launches

In a week that has seen Eclipse Legal Systems select The Link App as its official app partner we bring you the latest wins, deals, products launches and startup news from Elite, Canon (DWF), Repstor (Eversheds Sutherland Consulting), Linetime, Zylpha, Managed 24/7, DocsCorp, Kennedys, Addleshaw Goddard, CheckRecipient and Appdopt. We flag the latest merger activity and office moves, as Aderant says ciao to Ciena House.



Startup Corner: CheckRecipient in Focus

CheckRecipient isn’t new to the Orange Rag: we broke the story in October 2016 that Travers Smith had become one of their early adopters of their misaddressed email prevention software. Here, as part of our substantial startup profile initiative, CheckRecipient sets out some of the key facts that you need to know about what they do, who they are, their challenges and opportunities.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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


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.


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.



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.”


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


Wait… a UK government minister goes all the way to Tel Aviv to praise the Israeli legal tech startup scene?

Earlier this week the UK Minister of State for Digital & Culture Matt Hancock, said Israel was ripe for creating disruption in the global law profession at an inaugural legal tech event held in Tel Aviv. Well good news for LawGeex but hello minister, shouldn’t you be promoting the UK legal tech startup scene?


The December issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now

The latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here free – we’re loving this quote by Daniel Pollick of DLA Piper “2016 was the year Legal AI went from bleeding edge novelty to me-too mimicry but without a clear direction.”


Updated: Linklaters sets up global innovation committee to act as focal point for new tech

Linklaters has set up a global innovation committee comprised of partners and business service leaders from across the firm, designed to act as a focal point and platform for new technologies and ideas.


Startup Corner: PandaDoc – who, why, what, where, how?

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, PandaDoc is a web-based contract automation and transaction management platform. Described as ‘a one-stop-shop to going paperless’, it merges dealroom capability with document tracking and analytics, and offers its own proprietary e-signature capability. While its legal clients are very much in the minority, they are growing. We find out more.


The October-November issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter is out now – read it here free!

Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter – October/November 2016 #297 – TOP STORIES INCLUDE:
• Law firms courting FinTech startups – Slaughter and May + Addleshaw Goddard already in – who’s next – and for how much?
• So sad about hacking: Pessimistic cybersecurity – a necessary evil? The Insider talks to Mike Lynch + Howard Russell + Marcel Henri + Dan Carmel
• Neota Logic partners with Clifford Chance + BLP offering bespoke document automation + RPC providing in-house litigation support
• NetDocuments & iManage continue to duke it out in the DMS market as more firms abandon OpenText & SharePoint sinking ships + Have we seen the high-tide of InterAction in the CRM sector as OnePlace wins another deal + momentum building for Elite 3E as firms switch from TRE Enterprise & Envision



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