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Top 25 LegalTech Startups Startups who are disrupting the traditional legal marketplace with innovation

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The legal profession is one of the oldest in many countries across the globe; mankind has been making and breaking contacts almost since the dawn of time.

In recent years, there have been radical shifts in the application of modern technologies to streamline the legal arena, improve efficiency and even just make things fairer for the average person on the street.

Here are 25 of the top startup disrupters in the legal profession.


Avvoka

Avvoka is a cloud-based system with specialised document automation, negotiation, and analytics tool. Avokka is designed to help law firms, in-house legal teams, and businesses draft documents, negotiate them and log and track data insights from that process to draft better documents, and close deals quickly and efficiently. The platform allows businesses to create, generate, track, e-sign, and store their standard-form legal contracts online.

Avvoka

Founded: 2015 – London, UK

David Howorth, Eliot Benzecrit

Total funding: £150k

Web: https://www.avvoka.com


Brightflag

Brightflag is AI-powered legal spend management and matter management platform for corporate legal teams. Brightflag enables organisations to manage their legal spend via their easy-to-use AI-powered software. Brightflag processes billions of dollars of legal spending, saving its clients tens of thousands of hours in administrative work.

Brightflag

Founded: 2014 – Dublin, Ireland

Alex Kelly, Ian Nolan

Total funding: $39.1m

Web: https://www.brightflag.com


BRYTER

BRYTER is a no-code software allowing its users to develop and build digital applications BRYTER provides businesses with the toolkit to deliver services digitally, without the need for coding, at a fraction of the cost. BRYTER’s corporate legal service automates legal documents, allowing lawyers to spend more time on valuable work.

Bryter

Founded: 2018 – Berlin, Germany

Michael Grupp

Total funding: $89m

Web: https://www.bryter.io


Casetext

Casetext is an AI legal research technology designed for legal teams so that researchers can locate the right legal cases with ease. Casetext’s innovative technology has conventional search functionality as well as a CARA A.I.-powered contextual search, which analyses contexts to find the correct information quickly. The startup was by a team of former litigators from top law firms, in addition to Ph.D. data scientists and leading A.I. engineers.

Casetext

Founded: 2013 – San Francisco, USA

Jake Heller, Pablo Arredondo

Total funding: $39.3m

Web: https://www.casetext.com


Clio

Clio is legal management platform software, allowing businesses to run their law firm from anywhere. The startup offers a suite of online tools designed to manage a law firm. The completely online management system is designed for solo practitioners and small law firms. The suite of web-based tools aids legal firms in practice management and client collaboration.

Clio

Founded: 2008 – Vancouver, Canada

Jack Newton, Rian Gauvreau

Total funding: $386m

Web: https://www.clio.com


CrowdJustice

CrowdJustice is a crowdfunding platform in the UK and USA, for projects aimed at improving access to the legal system. The platform enables communities to collaborate to access the courts to protect communal assets, such as a local hospital, school, or even shared values. CrowdJustice webpages are optimised to promote the content so causes can collect as many pledges as possible.

CrowdJustice

Founded: 2015 – New York, USA

Julia Salasky

Total funding: $2m

Web: https://www.crowdjustice.com


DoNotPay

DoNotPay is the world’s first robot lawyer. The startup is a legal services chatbot available for residents of the US, UK, and Canada. DoNotPay’s mission is to help clients resolve small legal claims affordably. The mobile app provides legal services for a small monthly fee. DoNotPay has also expanded to help users obtain refunds on flight tickets and hotel bookings, cancel free trials, sue people, and offer legal services relating to asylum applications and housing for the homeless.

DoNotPay

Founded: 2016 – Midvale, USA

Joshua Browder

Total funding: $17.7m

Web: https://www.donotpay.com


Eigen Technologies

Eigen is a research-driven AI startup specialising in NLP for businesses in law, finance, and professional services. The AI startup is a solution for businesses to easily extract accurate data from their documents, to better manage risk, scale operations, automate processes and navigate dynamic regulatory environments. The customisable NLP platform understands context, can be applied to a wide variety of use cases, and delivers a high level of precision on far fewer training documents, and protects the security of clients’ data while doing so.

Eigen Technologies

Founded: 2015 – London, UK

Jonathan Feuer, Lewis Z. Liu

Total funding: £59.4m

Web: https://www.eigentech.com


Epoq

Epoq is a company that pioneered the development of online legal document services which are now the most widely used solutions of their kind in the UK. Epoq’s mission is to make access to legal services easier than before. Epoq’s suite of legal services is designed to make legal matters as straightforward as possible. Their services include access to legal documents, contracts and letters, document reviews and legal advice from lawyers, and simplified guides to the law.

Epoq

Founded: 1994 – London, UK

Grahame Cohen

Total funding: £10m

Web: https://www.epoq.co.uk


Farewill

Farewill is a platform that provides all-in-one financial and legal services for writing wills. Farewill assists with the paperwork following death, as well as assisting with funerals and direct cremation. Farewill is designed to make the process of handling legal matters after death easy by simplifying complex processes and clamping down on legalese and hidden fees, with round-the-clock customer service operations.

Farewill

Founded: 2015 – London, UK

Dan Garrett, Tom Rogers

Total funding: £28m

Web: https://www.farewill.com


HighQ

HighQ is the intelligent legal solution, empowering law firms and corporate legal teams to transform their workflow and deliver legal services with innovative enterprise collaboration. HighQ combines secure, enterprise-grade technology with an amazing user experience to assist businesses in effective collaboration, communication, and sharing information securely in the cloud.

HighQ

Founded: 2001 – London, UK

Ajay Patel, Veenay Shah

Total funding: $50m

Web: https://www.highq.com


Ironclad

Ironclad is Digital Contract Management software providing business contracts for the digital age. Ironclad believes that legal teams should be doing legal work, not paperwork, so their software takes care of the legal documentation for legal teams, handling every stage of contract workflow. Many leading innovators use Ironclad to collaborate and negotiate on contracts.

Ironclad

Founded: 2014 – San Francisco, USA

Cai GoGwilt, Jason Boehmig

Total funding: $184m

Web: https://www.ironcladapp.com


JustLegal

JustLegal helps to connect clients and attorneys online, simply and securely. Whether it’s an individual or a business that requires legal help, JustLegal is a market search and comparison site, recommending legal service providers. JustLegal helps users to find local solicitors based on user location and shows any fixed fee prices available.

JustLegal

Founded: 2013 – Texas, USA

Joe Burchard, Victor Rojas, Willy Ogorzaly

Total funding: $250k

Web: https://www.justlegal.com


Lavatech

Lavatech is the first mobile application dedicated to helping law firms improving communication with their clients. The app enables users to securely deliver documents and pictures, obtain electronic signatures and keep clients up to date in the progress of their cases. The platform has an instant messaging feature and facial recognition for maximum security. Lavatech is the only provider to scan and verify clients’ passports via mobile devices using their pioneering NFC chip reading technology.

Lavatech

Founded: 2013 – Manchester, UK

Sucheet Amin

Total funding: £1.5m

Web: https://www.in-case.co.uk


LawGeex

LawGeex is an AI-powered automated contract review platform, designed to save businesses time, money and to help them close deals faster. LawGeex uses AI to review contracts based on the business’ predefined policies. Other legal tech solutions only flag unacceptable or missing clauses, but LawGeex redlines the contract instantaneously and handles live negotiations with the counterparty.

LawGeex

Founded: 2014 – Tel Aviv, Israel

Ilan Admon, Noory Bechor

Total funding: $41.5m

Web: https://www.lawgeex.com


Legalist

Legalist is a startup providing legal data analytics services designed to help small businesses access the justice system. Legalist’s services help lawyers track state trial cases and get e-mail notifications for cases. They can also predict trial timelines before cases start, using Legalist, which enables plaintiffs and their attorneys to approach legal situations and complications effectively.

Legalist

Founded: 2016 – San Francisco, USA

Christian Haigh, Eva Shang

Total funding: $100m

Web: https://www.legalist.com


Legal Utopia

Legal Utopia is a startup that makes it easy for businesses to get information on legal services. Legal Utopia Leverages AI as part of its legal diagnostic system to deliver its mission to make law affordable and accessible to everyone with its design-focused approach. The AI system can identify and assess a wide range of legal problems, making it easy for small businesses to review and understand a range of common legal documents instantly and without legal jargon.

Legal Utopia

Founded: 2017 – London, UK

Fraser Matcham

Total funding: £276.5k

Web: https://www.legalutopia.co.uk


Lexoo

Lexoo is a lawyer comparison marketplace helping businesses and in-house legal teams to select the right lawyer with confidence. Lexoo has a team of ex-lawyers who pre-screen and vet qualified and forward-thinking lawyers from all over the world, for the ease of marketplace comparison. Lexoo is a highly competitive marketplace, with lawyers being incentivised to compete for work, and users of the platform can see reviews from other businesses. The lawyers tend to be former big-firm lawyers who now work on a lower overhead basis. The Lexoo solution makes the process of finding a good lawyer, stress-free, more economical, and transparent.

Lexoo

Founded: 2014 – London, UK

Chris O’Sullivan, Daniel van Binsbergen

Total funding: $6.7m

Web: https://www.lexoo.com


Librio

Libryo is an innovative regulatory software and compliance management. The platform is a regtech solution designed to reduce legal insourcing costs and promote compliance best-practice by empowering organisations. Libryo filters laws and delivers only the regulations that are specific to the business at hand, so they can instantly know their legal requirements, track their updates and see their compliance status at a specific location.

Libryo

Founded: 2016 – London, UK

Garth Watson, Malcolm Gray, Peter Flynn

Total funding: £3.8m

Web: https://www.lybrio.com


Luminance

Luminance is a document AI-powered analysis software that identifies risk clauses, data visualisation, and anomaly detection, and manages mergers, acquisitions, and financings. It uses AI to read and analyse documents, helping lawyers and legal teams to categorise, review, and analyse various documents and contracts in the data room. This provides teams with insight into the contract management process.

Luminance

Founded: 2015 – Cambridge, UK

Eleanor Weaver

Total funding: $23m

Web: https://www.luminance.com


myBarrister

myBarrister is an innovative online portal allowing direct access to legal advice barristers.  The platform provides direct, easy access to expert lawyers, so they can acquire advice for difficult legal problems, for both personal and business-related issues. Users can search for, browse the profiles of and directly contact leading barristers from across the UK. myBarrister is designed to provide advice more quickly and at a lower cost than from contacting a solicitor.

mybarrister

Founded: 2021 – London, UK

Ronald DeKoven

Total funding: £188k

Web: https://www.mybarrister.co.uk


Notarize

Notarize is an on-demand remote notary service that allows anyone to legally and electronically notarize a document online. The platform also digitally proofs identities as part of its authentication services. Notarize’s mission is to help people execute important transactions securely and conveniently.

Notarize

Founded: 2015 – Boston, USA

Adam Pase, Pat Kinsel

Total funding: $213.3m

Web: https://www.notarize.com


Relativity

Relativity is an e-discovery platform helping litigators by managing large volumes of data and identifying key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. The pioneering e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world, in the cloud, on-premises, or both as it helps them to quickly identify relevant data to their projects.

Relativity

Founded: 2001 – Chicago, USA

Andrew Sieja

Total funding: $125m

Web: https://www.relativity.com


SeedLegals

SeedLegals provides a simple way for companies to complete the legals needed to raise investment and distribute equity. Seedlegals is helping startup companies to both fundraise and have the correct legal representation and agreements at their disposal. Legal agreements and representation organised by SeedLegals are processed more quickly relative to the average turnaround of the legal aspect of startup fundraising. SeedLegals is the UK’s number 1 closer of funding rounds and the UK’s number 1 for share option schemes.

SeedLegals

Founded: 2016 – London, UK

Anthony Drogon, Anthony Rose, Laurent Laffy

Total funding: $5.3m

Web: https://www.seedlegals.com


Signaturit

Signaturit is an electronic signature and trust service operating in Europe. Signaturit makes it easy to send, sign and manage contracts using their secure digital transaction software. Signaturit includes a suite of cloud-based tools complying with the highest legal and security standards, permitting businesses to deliver and sign legally binding contracts from any device, without installing an app.

Signaturit

Founded: 2013 – Barcelona, Spain

Javier Martínez Fernandez, Juan Zamora, Salvador Severich

Total funding: €10.3m

Web: https://www.signaturit.com


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