LexisNexis has launched an accelerator in Silicon Valley designed to give startups a leg-up in the rapidly expanding legal tech industry.
The accelerator, which is being run out of Lex Machina’s office in Menlo Park, will provide startups with access to LexisNexis data, tools and technologies, mentorship, education, connections and (for three people for three months), workspace.
The program will be run by Josh Becker, CEO of Lex Machina – which LexisNexis acquired in November 2015 – with support from LexisNexis chief technology officer Jeff Reihl; chief product officer Jamie Buckley; vice president of US product management Jeff Pfeifer; and Lex Machina chief evangelist Owen Byrd.
Becker (pictured) said: “Lex Machina has deep roots in Silicon Valley. Being actively involved in Stanford University’s CODEX program, and having begun as a Stanford project before spinning off as a startup, we know first-hand the struggles that legal tech and other Silicon Valley startups go through. That’s why we’re proud to be spearheading this incredible opportunity and bringing this much-needed resource to the startup community.”