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Juro to launch in the US following latest funding round

Juro is set to launch in the United States following the 2016-founded contract management platform’s $5m Series A round led by New York-based VC Union Square Ventures.

08/01/2020

Comment: How AI is transforming the legal landscape

Gottfried Leibniz, one of the ‘grandfathers of artificial intelligence’, was, amongst other things, a lawyer. And despite dying some 300 years ago, he was clear on the benefits that AI could bring to the legal industry, says ThoughtRiver’s CEO Tim Pullan.

08/01/2020

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Reynen Court "ahead of plan" as it secures $3m additional financing

Reynen Court says that it is “ahead of plan” as it secures a further $3 million of additional financing in preparation for its Q1 2020 commercial launch.

07/01/2020

Juro raises $5m Series A led by Twitter and Etsy VC

UK headquartered contract management platform Juro has raised a $5m Series A led by New York-based Union Square Ventures (USV) – the backers of Twitter, Twilio, Etsy and Kickstarter – amid a number of other high profile backers.

07/01/2020

You were only supposed to blow the doors off: We speak to BLM’s data science team

If you say you’ve had a discussion with a law firm data science team, then in the UK that can currently only really mean less than a handful of law firms, the grandfather of which is BLM, an insurance specialist firm at the vanguard of using data to create client solutions. Which is why we ended up at BLM’s London office to meet with head of analytics Andrew Dunkley, business improvement director Adrian Spencer and their growing team to talk about the trials and tribulations of learning the hard way how not to form a data science team.

07/01/2020

ZERØ welcomes trio of hires at the start of 2020

Kurt Anderson has joined email management vendor ZERØ as senior account executive based in Minnesota. He is one of three new joiners at the start of this year.

06/01/2020

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2020: What to expect

What’s going to be the biggest #legalit topic in 2020? What’s going to change significantly from this year? Are we going to see any major casualties? And if you think you’d like to see one big advance on this year what would it be?? Here’s a few of our thoughts.

02/01/2020

Thirdfort named startup of the year by ‘Branson & Co’

Thirdfort has been named as one of the standout startups of 2019 after the Sunday Times asked a group of high profile entrepreneurs and investors including Richard Branson to name their startup of the year.

02/01/2020

Clifford Chance publishes first scientific paper in data science for legal – we speak to team head Mirko Bernardoni

Clifford Chance’s data science lab has published what we understand to be the first scientific paper in data science for legal. We speak to data science head Mirko Bernardoni.

23/12/2019

Evisort plans "to go from speciality AI solution to mainstream platform" after $15m fundraising

We hear from co-founder and CEO Jerry Ting about Evisort’s immediate plans.

23/12/2019

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Throwback Friday – What did we say in 2009?

The legal technology community has now well and truly switched off for the festive season and here at Legal IT Insider towers we’re getting nostalgic as we also prepare to say au revoir to another decade. So what did we write about at the turn of the last decade?

20/12/2019

Aderant acquires Bellefield Systems

In light of the growth in focus on using technology to automate compliance with outside counsel guidelines and the need for mobile time capture, it is big news indeed that Aderant announced today (19 December) the acquisition of Bellefield, a market leader in helping lawyers recover more billable time and grow revenue.

19/12/2019

Deutsche Bank selects NetDocuments as part of €13bn digital transformation drive

Having this year unveiled a €13bn digital transformation strategy that will see it overhaul its legacy systems and move towards the cloud, Deutsche Bank’s global legal team has selected NetDocuments as its document and email management system.

18/12/2019

Elevate hires new CFO ahead of 'AIM listing or significant capital raise'

Global law company Elevate has hired Simon Heyrick as its new chief financial officer, as it prepares for an AIM listing or significant capital raise in 2021 or 2022.

17/12/2019

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Comment: How to define success and measure the impact of digital transformation

Ross Timms, head of strategy at Rufus Leonard, shares how firms can overcome the two main barriers to successful digital transformation: definition and impact.

17/12/2019

BT to sell Tikit to Advanced? P4W users say erm, no thanks

The Sunday Times reported yesterday (15 December) that BT is in talks to sell Tikit to UK software giant and direct competitor Advanced, in a move that the head of Tikit’s P4W user group tells us would be “a concern” and risk driving customers away.

16/12/2019

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