Vancouver-based legal tech startup Clio has announced the five finalists who will compete for the title of ‘Best New Integration’ and the grand prize awarded in the 2019 Launch//Code Contest, which will hand out $100,000 to the winning company.
“The Launch//Code Contest has provided a huge incentive for innovation in legal technology.”
Since launching this year’s competition in February, Clio has received over 60 submissions. Finalists were assessed on the quality of their integration, level of innovation, and market impact. The five selected finalists will present their app at the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference in San Diego, California on October 21.
“The Launch//Code Contest has provided a huge incentive for innovation in legal technology, which we’ve seen in the sheer number of new companies entering this year’s contest,” said Jack Newton, CEO and co-founder of Clio. “Each of the finalists has developed an incredible new software solution, which means this year’s panel of judges will have a tough decision to make in choosing who receives the $100,000 grand prize.”
Clio is a cloud-based legal technology company that helps lawyers manage their firms. Last month, the company raised a $330 million CAD Series D, in one of the largest growth stage investments in a Canadian company, and what Clio said was one of the largest ever for a legal tech company.
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Each finalist in the Launch//Code Contest will present a four-minute pitch on their tool’s innovation, impact, and business potential to a panel of industry experts. Although only one will receive the grand prize, all entrants who complete the necessary requirements and are approved by Clio will be featured in Clio’s app directory, which the company said would bring their product to over 150,000 legal professionals. The five finalists are:
Casetext’s smart legal research platform was designed to help attorneys find better results, in less time, for less money. With Casetext’s CARA AI technology, lawyers can use a brief or complaint from one of their matters in Clio to find relevant, tailored search results. Casetextis based in San Francisco.
Community.lawyer, based in Brooklyn, NY, has built a tool that allows users to build custom client intakes and document automation in minutes. Using the Clio integration, firms can directly send data to and from Clio and into documents and emails, along with other formats.
Bloomington, Illinois-based FirmTRAK has created a data analytics reporting tool that integrates with Clio to help law professionals manage key performance indicators that are vital to firm growth. The tool aims to facilitate technological change within a firm by optimizing existing data, integrating user-defined variables, and implementing advanced algorithms to produce eas-to-use dashboards.
San Francisco-based Heymarket offers trackable business text messaging with a firm’s Clio contacts, allowing staff to read and reply to messages, automate meeting reminders, and set up auto-replies for important messages. With the tool, firms can see SMS history within each Clio contact’s communications log. Incoming text messages from new or prospective clients can be automatically added to a user’s Clio account.
WiseTime passively captures attorneys’ activity while they work and collates it in a private timeline, eliminating the need for manual tracking or start-stop timers. Once users have reviewed their activity, they can send it to the correct matter in Clio. WiseTime is based in West Perth, Western Australia.
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