Digital contract management platform Contractbook has raised €3.5m from a syndicate led by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI Fund, together with Nordic VC-fund byFounders and a group of key angel investors. The investment is significant not just because of Google’s participation in a legal tech funding round – we understand this is a first – but because Gradient invests in and connects startups with Google’s resources, innovation and technical leadership in AI. This is the first time a Google backed VC has invested in Denmark.
Here’s our vote for the best April Fool of 2013 – from Google, gently making fun of themselves – and every other tech company on the planet – and the breathless tones they use – when they make new product announcements of stunning insignificance.
We’ve a new video here from the Tikit Group – featuring Duncan Eadie, the IT & Business Services director of Foot Anstey talking about the firm’s use of Tikit in an iManage WorkSite implementation project. And, still in the world of legal IT marketing, Tikit is now experimenting with Google+ – but what do readers think about it?
Security guru Raj Samani (McAfee) and enterprise cloud/Big Data technologies expert Matt McNeill (Google) have been added to the speaker line-up at LawTech Futures – The Future of Legal Technology event in London on the 30th April 2013.