Concise It is attracting more investors’ interest in its artificial intelligence software, which provides legal professionals with a way to automatically detect false statements in litigation documents.
This Seattle startup has just completed a $3.5 million seed round led by Reign Ventures, including Court Lorenzini (former DocuSign CEO), Jack Newton (Legal Technology Unicorn Clio CEO), Amy Weaver (Salesforce Many well-known supporters including President) participated in it, Hadi Partovi (Founder of Code.org), Federal Judge Kate Vaughan, and Lata Setty of Women’s Investment Methods.
GeekWire previously reported on the company’s initial seed funding. Other investors include Sequoia Capital and Madrona Venture Group, as well as former Avvo CEO Mark Britton.
Clearbrief’s software uses natural language processing to evaluate how supporting evidence supports legal writing. Lawyers can use it to evaluate their own work or a competitor’s profile. It can also help judges read abstracts and evidence in one place.
Clearbrief CEO Jacqueline Schaefer Tell GeekWire that it is “magical” to be able to identify sentences that are not supported by citation evidence. She noticed that a client used Clearbrief as an opponent in a Washington State court statement, and the latter flagged an incorrect sentence, prompting the client to reconsider her strategy.
Schafer is a former litigation attorney who served as assistant attorney general in Washington and Alaska. Her industry experience reveals the administrative inefficiency of lawyers and judges.
Because hearings and proceedings are conducted virtually, and the legal industry uses more technology, Clearbrief is riding the wind of the pandemic.New regulations, such as New York’s Recently passed rules Hyperlinks in electronic filing documents can also help drive growth.
Clearbrief also aims to make it easier for the public to understand the law through tools Such as this interactive SCOTUS opinion.
The company was established last year, has 10 employees, and is still growing. Its clients are all over the country, including government litigation departments.