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The Secret Trust Scores Companies Use to Judge Us All

—When you’re logging in to a Starbucks account, booking an Airbnb or making a reservation on OpenTable, loads of information about you is crunched instantly into a single score, then evaluated along with other personal data to determine if you’re a malicious bot or potentially risky human. Read More

Why VCs and Private Equity See Increasing Possibilities in Legal Tech

—If you have some spare change laying around, legal tech seems like the place to put it these days. Earlier this month, legal contract AI company LinkSquares raised $4.8 million during its latest round of financing. In February, Amity Ventures and Village Global led a seed funding round that saw Evisort raise $4.5 million. Numerous other businesses have also seen an influx of cash that has led to a host of M&A activity. Read More

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Venture Capital Tempts Law Firms, But Ethical Concerns Surface

—Law firms increasingly are turning toward high-risk, high-reward venture capital investing as a way to spur technology innovations to streamline functions like contract review and legal research. Read More

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Top 20 Legal Technology Companies - 2019

—The advancements in technology have paved new inroads for legal companies to come up with more effective strategies to serve their clients. Read More

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LegalTech Companies Snap Up $106M In VC During Active January

—For the second time in two weeks, a company focused on making lawyers’ lives a bit easier has secured venture capital. Yesterday, Ironclad, a San Francisco-based company working on contract management, announced that it raised a $23 million Series B, bringing its total known funding up to $34 million, according to Crunchbase data. Read More

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An Arsenal of Skype, Voice Recorders and FOIAs

—How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Emily Bazelon, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, discussed the tech she’s using. Read More

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Looking Back at the Year in Legal Tech Finance

—The changing technological landscape of the legal sector continued to drive deal activity this year. Below is a round-up of some of the most notable legal tech transactions of the past 12 (or so) months. Read More

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Legal Tech's Predictions for 2019 in Cybersecurity and Privacy

—From Equifax to Facebook to the GDPR, cybersecurity and privacy had a banner year in 2018. But according to attorneys and cyber experts, the cyber focus shows no sign of stopping. Read More

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Legal analytics – when big data meets big law

—Automated data analysis has changed how scientists think about health research, and is helping uncover inefficiencies in transport systems. Now it’s making waves in the legal sector. Read More

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From Berkeley California to London Shoreditch: Everlaw launches in the UK

—Fast-growing cloud-based eDiscovery provider Everlaw is to open an office in London to expand its services into the UK and continental Europe. Read More

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Legal tech uses AI to help business to help itself

—Top 10 legal tech companies with the greatest impact on practice and business of law; Everlaw, founded 2011. The tech: The software is used by law firms, companies and US state attorney-general offices to manage litigation and ediscovery. The impact: Its ease of use and speed have helped Everlaw expand its market share and attract $25m in investment this year. It allows lawyers to work more collaboratively to build timelines and arguments for litigation cases together. Read More

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Why this CEO thinks more startups should move to the East Bay

—Oakland typically doesn’t attract hot startups or large tech companies — but AJ Shankar, the CEO of legal tech startup Everlaw, thinks it should. Everlaw recently secured a 50,000-square-foot lease at 2101 Webster St. in downtown Oakland. Read More

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Lawyers reach information overload

—Start-ups such as Luminance (founded by mathematicians from Cambridge university), Toronto-based Kira Systems, or eBrevia and Everlaw of the US have used artificial intelligence methods such as natural language processing to automate many contract review and discovery processes. Read More

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Contracts take center stage as LegalTech funding on course to top $1 billion in 2018

—Interestingly, $355 million of this has been invested in legal solutions utilizing AI. This AI-focused funding represents a bigger sum than the investment across all legal technology solutions in 2017. Read More

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Read This List of Books to Succeed in Business and Life

—Iain Banks's Culture series describe a plausible universe in which humans and AIs live in great harmony and respect. It serves as a reminder that technology is neither good or bad; we determine how it's used, whether to our detriment or benefit.  Read More

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Is AI The Great Equalizer For Small Law?

—One of the most common misconceptions about the application of artificial intelligence technologies to the legal profession is that it is only for the big firms. Read More

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Investment money pouring into legal AI

—$200 million in new investment capital has found its way to legal tech companies in just May and June of this year. The money went into companies that are either based in machine learning (sometimes called “artificial intelligence”), an increasingly important sector of legal technology. Read More

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Deals and Dollars, Legal Tech Edition

—Everlaw, a Berkeley, Calif., based e-discovery and litigation platform, has closed a a $25 million Series B funding round, with new investor Menlo Ventures leading the round and continued participation from Andreessen Horowitz. Read More

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Surprising Company Perks That Work

—Seventy percent of small businesses struggle to find and retain skilled talent, according to the 2018 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit report. To do so, some businesses are putting a greater emphasis on company culture and offering unique perks, in addition to traditional benefits packages, to make their teams feel valued. These perks don't have to cost a lot. The key is to identify what matters to your employees and prospects. Read More

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Legal tech company raises $25 million in Series B funding round

—California-based legal tech company Everlaw recently announced a $25 million Series B funding round, bringing their total funding to $34.6 million. This bodes well for the future of the legal tech startup sector. Read More

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Investors Finally Warm Up to Legal Tech

—Two months plus $200 million equals one sea change. That's the math for a notable shift in legal tech. In the past two months, investors have poured in almost $200 million to legal tech startups. Read More

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$200M In Two Months Says Investors No Longer Snubbing Legal Tech

—Time was when legal tech startups couldn’t take a meeting with a major investment firm. Big New York and Silicon Valley investors turned up their noses, seeing insufficient upside in legal technology investments. Read More

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Legal Tech Company Everlaw Gets $25M Investment

—Legal technology company Everlaw Inc. can now add Menlo Ventures to a list of high-profile investors that already includes a former acting solicitor general of the United States and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Read More

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Do as I say: Good news for lawyers who hate transcribing by hand

—When legal technology company Everlaw announced in December it was adding automatic transcription for audio and video to its cloud-based e-discovery platform, it became the latest in a growing crop of transcription tools for lawyers to use in their day-to-day work. Read More

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This fast-growing startup just got $25 million from Silicon Valley investors to help lawyers everywhere save time and win more cases

—Berkeley, California-based legal-tech startup Everlaw has raised $25 million in a series B funding round led by new investor Menlo Ventures, with participation from existing investor and high-profile venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, the company announced Thursday. Read More

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AI-fueled legal tech company Everlaw plans to double headcount in the next year

—There could soon be more help on the way for lawyers as they prepare their cases: Everlaw, a tech company that uses artificial intelligence to quickly find the most important information in digital evidence, raised a new $25 million funding round to fuel its growth and add more features. Read More

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Venture Capital Deals

—ECibus, a San Diego-based developer of gene-edited canola, raised $70 million in Series C funding. Fidelity led, and was joined by Alexandria Venture Investments and Cormorant Asset Management. BitSight, a Cambridge, Mass.-based security ratings company, raised $60 million in Series D funding at around a $600 million valuation. Warburg Pincus led, and was joined by return backers Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital and Singtel Innov8. Read More

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Everlaw Secures $25 Million Investment to Support its Software, Staff Expansion

—Litigation technology and e-discovery provider Everlaw has announced it has closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures and including Andreeseen Horowitz, who previously led an $8.1 million series A funding round for the legal tech company in 2016. The investment brings total funding for Everlaw up to more than $34 million. Read More

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10 Best Tech Startups in Berkeley

—The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Berkeley, California. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential, Leadership team, Brand/product traction, and Competitive landscape. Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify. Read More

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No Further Transition Period for GDPR: What to Expect Post-May 25th

—It took approximately four years of preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation to be approved by the EU Parliament in April 2016, and now the May 25, 2018 enforcement date is nearly upon us. Law firms and companies who fall within the territorial scope of GDPR under Article 3 will be watching closely to see how courts and regulators in Europe interpret the sweeping regulation. Read More

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Who Owns Edisclosure’s Largest Companies?

—The past weeks have seen two major edisclosure M&A deals, with Consilio and Advanced Discovery joining forces and CloudNine taking over LexisNexis’s edisclosure portfolio. Perhaps lost in the shuffle was another announcement: Both newly formed companies were able to make M&A deals because of new investors. Read More

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Federal Judges Give 5 Key Areas of Competency

—Legaltech News recently reported that federal judges are concerned about the edisclosure competence of lawyers appearing in front of them. In a recent webinar hosted by Everlaw and Bow Tie Law, Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim and District Judge Xavier Rodriguez acknowledged the challenges in current edisclosure practice. Read More

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Product Beat: Report from Legalweek 2018

—How rapid is the evolution? If your firm is moving with the times and using technology to deliver legal services efficiently and manage the business profitably, the evolution will appear slow and the competition will seem within reach. But if you’re behind the technology curve, the evolution will appear rapid and the competition out of reach. Read More

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Berkeley-based company allows lawyers to sift through evidence with AI

—What began with Shankar writing code in his bedroom swiftly grew to become part of the burgeoning field of edisclosure technology. Today, the Berkeley-based company has hundreds of clients, including all 50 state attorneys general, eight of the top 10 class-action firms, and many of the nation’s top-grossing law firms, according to Shankar. Everlaw’s software uses artificial intelligence to help clients sift through massive piles of evidence to find the needle in the haystack, such as an incriminating email. Read More

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Is Dark Data Derailing Your Discovery? Step Into The Light With Everlaw

—Gone are the days when edisclosure revolved largely around run-of-the-mill text-based documents like Word files, PDFs, or emails that resided on someone’s hard drive. Today’s typical discovery dump includes many, if not all, of the following types of file formats, each of which presents its own unique challenges when it comes time for review. Read More

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Everlaw Adds Media Transcription for Faster, More Insightful Edisclosure

—Using the power of the public cloud, Everlaw’s platform analyzes multimedia files as they are processed, quickly converting speech to text and creating transcripts that are easy to search, annotate, and navigate. Everlaw’s convenient built-in viewer synchronizes the transcript with multimedia playback so users can listen to audio files or watch videos while reading the copy. Read More

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The Growing Risks Of Using Personal Data: GDPR And Beyond

—As 2017 draws to a close, the May 25, 2018 compliance deadline for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is looming. Companies, law firms, and legal service providers with clients in Europe have likely already begun risk assessments and data mapping projects. For those who haven’t, it will be shorter holiday vacations or very busy Januaries. Read More

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What GDPR in Europe Means for the Future of AI and U.S. Regulation

—The ever-changing nature of technology can make it difficult for entrepreneurs to comply with the regulatory process. While next year’s GDPR replaces regulation from the dawn of the Internet in the 1990s, it could quickly become just as outdated. Read More

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Securing the government cloud: Tips for screening SaaS products

—Every day seems to bring a new report of mass identity theft or a cyberattack on sensitive infrastructure. And those are just the threats that make the news — who knows how many more go unreported? Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your organization’s security has never been more important. Read More

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Want To Avoid Mistakes? More Collaboration And More Security.

—It’s safe to say Everlaw places the user experience at the heart of the product. Shankar, a computer scientist who came to law by happenstance after serving as a tech consultant and watching first-hand as lawyers struggled to work with tech solutions, explains Everlaw’s process based on answering the question, “would we want to use this thing?” as opposed to “is this technically good enough?” Read More

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Everlaw Manages To Wow Even Within A Strong ILTACON Exhibit Hall

—If technology vendors are truly doing their job, then their products should all gravitate toward offering lawyers the same functionality. Distinguishing one product against the field is more of a challenge these days than it once was. That’s why Everlaw impressed me so much in the waning days of ILTACON this year. Read More

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Evolving Government: With legal tech, government can be quicker than you think

—Conservative. Rule-bound. Slow. That sounds like a critique of big government, but it’s also how people see the legal industry. And there’s some truth to it. Attorneys anticipate problems. They don’t usually leap after the latest shiny object. But they’re more open to new technology than people often assume—even, and sometimes especially, if they work in the public sector. Read More

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‘Federal fixation’ leaves software vendors at a loss

—Political intrigue, leaks, cliffhanger votes. Suddenly no one can take their eyes off Washington. Department of Labor statistics suggest the obsession with events in the capitol is taking a heavy toll on workplace productivity. One HR consultant compared the flood of news alerts to March Madness. “People are riveted,” she said. Read More

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Speeding litigation prep with cloud-based tech

—When it came to handling legal documents in complex multistate cases, the Ohio Attorney General's Office needed a way for out-of-state attorneys to review a single dataset. Last year, the office moved its litigation systems support into Everlaw, a cloud-based edisclosure and document analysis platform. Everlaw allows users to upload and work collaboratively with all file types in a secure environment, and it uses predictive analytics to determine which files will be most useful for attorneys to review. Read More

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How a Big Customer Could Ruin Your Company

—AJ Shankar and Jeff Friedman wanted to provide law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies with a better way to prioritize, organize, and access evidence data. In 2011, the duo launched Everlaw, a document-dis­covery service that relies on cloud storage. Many target customers loved the technology's user-friendly and speedy interface, and quickly came on board. But others, used to years of hands-on super­vision of data by means of onsite hardware and tech support, were concerned about cloud hosting. Read More

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Legaltech 2017: Announcements, AI, And The Future Of Law

—I spent most of last week in the Midtown Hilton in New York City attending “Legaltech 2017,” or “Legalweek: The Experience,” or some sort of variation of the two. For the most part, it pretty much had the same feel as every other Legaltech I’ve attended. But I agree with my fellow Above the Law tech columnist, Bob Ambrogi, that ALM deserves kudos for trying to change the focus a bit. It may take a year or two of experimentation to get it right, but at least they’re trying. Read More

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Flight-Check Your Cloud Tech: 7 Security Questions to Ask Your Vendor

—Legal technology company Everlaw is out to make self-service simple. With the latest addition to its namesake litigation platform, Everlaw users can now upload and produce documents themselves, on their own timeline, exactly the way they want. No third parties. No expensive delays. No crossed wires. Read More

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Don’t Worry, Attorneys: AI Comes In Peace (Perspective)

—We’ve heard it before. The machines are coming. Artificial intelligence is about to arrive. The media gets excited. Startups receive funding. Products hit the market. And then, inevitably, reality collides with marketing. The hype bubble collapses. Read More