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Defy Partners raises $262M to close the Series A gap

Defy Partners, a Silicon Valley investment firm launched in 2017 by a pair of seasoned venture capitalists, has secured $262 million for its sophomore fund. The firm leads investments in Series A startups, providing between $3 million and $10 million depending on the status of the business. To provide its portfolio companies additional follow-on capital, Defy has raised a significantly larger fund than its debut effort, which brought in $151 million two years ago. Alongside the new capital, Defy...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Dropcam, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins, Good Technology, Lee, Valley, Patel, Trae Vassallo, LegalZoom, Brian Lee, VASSALLO, Sujal Patel, Isilon Systems, Neil Sequeira


Early stage investment firm Defy updates the venture partner model

Defy, the early stage venture investment firm founded by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, is putting a new twist on the venture partner model as it brings Brian Lee and Sujal Patel on board to help out with investing and guiding companies in the firm’s portfolio. Just don’t call them venture partners. Vassallo and Sequeira prefer the term “sage” to describe the folks they’re looking to bring in to help mentor their companies. Here’s how the two describe it in a blog post about the new program: ...
Tags: TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Advisors, EMC, Enterprise Software, Lee, Patel, Trae Vassallo, Prima, LegalZoom, Brian Lee, VASSALLO, Honest Co, Sujal Patel, Isilon Systems


What Should LSBC’s Futures Task Force and LSO’s Technology Task Force Do?

The Law Society of British Columbia’s E-Brief for January 2019 states that LSBC has established a Futures Task Force: “… to look at the future of the legal profession and legal regulation in British Columbia. The task force is expected to identify anticipated changes that may improve or disrupt the future market for legal services, consider and evaluate the factors and forces driving those changes, as well as make recommendations to the Benchers regarding the implications and how the Law Society...
Tags: Facebook, Justice, Law, California, Toronto, Canada, British Columbia, University of Toronto, Cabinet, Liz, Ontario, Mark Zukerberg, Grant Thornton, Law Society, LSO, R


Who Are Alternative Legal Service Providers Today?

Bob Ambrogi reported this morning that Axiom, a global legal services company providing legal professionals and technology to legal departments in the largest companies in the world, is going public. Made me wonder who were the “alternative” legal service providers of today. Companies like Axiom or traditional law firms? After all, Axiom already has 2,000 employees across three continents.   A few weeks ago, Frank Ready of Legaltech News reported that Elevate, providing consulting, te...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, UK, Technology, Law, Cisco, Andreessen Horowitz, Thomson Reuters, Justin Kan, Chandler, Atrium, Ambrogi, LegalZoom, Bob Ambrogi, Access to legal services, Liam Brown


Francisco Partners promotes five

Francisco Partners has promoted Megan Austin Karlen to partner, capital markets and Neil Tolaney to partner. The tech-focused private equity firm has also upped Evan Daar, Mario Razzini and Christine Wang to principal. PRESS RELEASE Francisco Partners (“FP)”, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, announced five senior promotions to its investment team: Megan Austin Karlen to Partner, Capital Markets; Neil Tolaney to Partner; and Evan Daar, Mario Razzini and Christine Wang to Principa...
Tags: Trends, People, Citigroup, Mario, Columbia University, Yale University, Christine, Neil, Evan, Business Development, Francisco Partners, LegalZoom, Technology Crossover Ventures, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business


Canada’s Law Societies Need a National Civil Service

This post summarizes a full-text article with the same title on the SSRN, and refers to Fasken InHouse. The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is to have a bencher[1] election on April 30, 2019. We should vote only for those candidates that present solutions to the access to justice-unaffordable legal services problem (the “A2J problem”). Governments are now reacting without law societies. Benchers have to be something more than the present part-time amateurs who bring to the job only the expertise of...
Tags: England, Justice, Law, Wales, Toronto, Canada, Department Of Justice, British Columbia, Ontario, Martin, Supra, Statistics Canada, Monaghan, Law Society, Ontario Court of Appeal, LSO


New Year Kicks Off With Huge $200M Investment In Legal Tech Company

Just a few weeks ago, in my 2018 year-end round-up of the most important legal technology developments, I noted that it had been a banner year for investments in legal technology companies, with the total hitting $1 billion. Now, 2019 is off to a roaring start, with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit, a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for legal management, contract management and business process automation. The investment was made by K1 Investment Man...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Houston, Eric Smith, Beaverton, LegalZoom, Bob Ambrogi, Exterro, Elfman, Litera Microsystems, Onit, Eric M Elfman, Leeds Equity Partners K1, Sackett Group


New Year Kicks Off With Huge $200M Investment In Legal Tech Company

Just a few weeks ago, in my 2018 year-end round-up of the most important legal technology developments, I noted that it had been a banner year for investments in legal technology companies, with the total hitting $1 billion. Now, 2019 is off to a roaring start, with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit, a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for legal management, contract management and business process automation. The investment was made by K1 Investment Man...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Houston, Eric Smith, Beaverton, LegalZoom, Exterro, Elfman, Litera Microsystems, Onit, Eric M Elfman, Leeds Equity Partners K1, Sackett Group, Wolters Kluwer Today


The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018

What a whirlwind of a year it has been for legal technology. Barely a week into 2018, industry-changing news broke of Avvo’s sale to Internet Brands. Legal tech news has been nonstop ever since – so much that it’s a struggle to keep up with it all. For several years now, I’ve closed out the year with a round-up of the 10 most important legal developments (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). Last year, I bypassed the top 10 to focus on a single overarching development, The Year of Women in Legal Tech. This ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Florida, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Law, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Toronto, San Francisco, Georgia, Analytics, Portland


The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018

What a whirlwind of a year it has been for legal technology. Barely a week into 2018, industry-changing news broke of Avvo’s sale to Internet Brands. Legal tech news has been nonstop ever since – so much that it’s a struggle to keep up with it all. For several years now, I’ve closed out the year with a round-up of the 10 most important legal developments (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). Last year, I bypassed the top 10 to focus on a single overarching development, The Year of Women in Legal Tech. This ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Florida, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Law, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Toronto, San Francisco, Georgia, Analytics, Portland


10 Steps to Turn a Side Business Into a Real Business

Many entrepreneurs today get started by working on the side or creating hobby businesses. But what happens when it’s time to take that side hustle to the next level? If you’re looking to grow and make your passion project into a real, official business, there are some legal steps you need to take. Turn a Side Business Into a Real Business Here’s an outline of what may be required. Create a Plan All of the legal and official steps that go into starting a business can seem overwhelming to som...
Tags: Sales, Startup, DBA, LegalZoom, LLC Limited Liability Company, Kassabian


Law Society Accountability for the Access to Justice Problem

[See the full text article for this summary on the SSRN, using the same title] Law societies are not trying to solve the A2J problem, but instead provide “alternative legal services”[1] that merely help that majority of the population that cannot afford legal services learn to live with the problem . That is inevitable because of the operative concept of a bencher[2] and the institutional culture of our law societies, i.e., they do only that which is compatible with that concept and with what t...
Tags: Justice, Law, Toronto, Canada, Alberta, Cabinet, Ontario, Law Society, LSO, LegalZoom, Monahan, Lao, Practice Of Law, Upper Canada, Christopher Moore, Law Society of Upper Canada


5 Fundamentals To Entrepreneurship

So, you want to be an entrepreneur but have no clue how to start? Does the though of being your own boss excite, yet terrify you? Have you always been a natural leader but felt underutilized and unappreciated? If you answered yes to any of those questions, entrepreneurship may be the answer to the fleeting question of what you really want out of your professional, maybe even personal life. Now more than ever, people are trading in their cubicles and hand tools and branching out on their own. If ...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Sales, LegalZoom


10 Legal Mistakes Every Startup Should Avoid Making

There are lots of business booby-traps that you need to avoid as a start up. Among the biggest are legal mistakes that can cost you a lot of money. Small Business Trends contacted Paul Kassabian, Legal Product Counsel at LegalZoom to get a list of 10 legal mistakes every startup should avoid making. He started by stressing a thoughtful approach. “When forming a business, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of getting things up and running. However, failing to take the appropriate legal...
Tags: Sales, Startup, LLC, Inc, NDA, LegalZoom, Small Business Trends, Paul Kassabian, Kassabian, Legal Mistakes Every Startup Should Avoid Making


Take Care Of These 6 Must-Do’s Before Getting Too Deep Into The Startup “Grind”

Startup culture is notoriously competitive, driving up-and-coming business owners to put their blood, sweat and tears into their companies by any means necessary. And while this sort of “grind” mentality might be appealing to go-getters, it can also be quite toxic. Think about it. Obsession over launch hype, all-nighters and attending conferences is no replacement for what really matters when it comes to your startup. That is, getting down to business. So much of the long-term success of a star...
Tags: Startups, LegalZoom, Advice For The Young At Heart


June.ai attracts $1.5 mln

June.ai has secured $1.5 million in funding. The investors included John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom and Marc Michel of Runaway Venture Partners. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, NY – October 11th, 2018 – June.ai today announces the launch of June, the communication hub for your digital world. The company has also raised a $1.5M pre seed round from an arsenal of strategic investors including John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom, and Marc Michel of Runaway Venture Partners. June.ai is challenging the foundational element...
Tags: Trends, New York Ny, LegalZoom, VC Deals, Gmail Yahoo, John Suh, Allie Sutton, Marc Michel, Runaway Venture Partners PRESS


How many of us championing access to legal services are LegalZoom subscribers?

This afternoon I received the below email from LegalZoom: It’s National Make-A-Will Month—let’s do this! National Make-A-Will Month is almost over. We know you want to look out for your family—and we want to help you take care of your planning with a just-added, special 10% discount on an Estate Plan. Independent attorneys are available to answer your questions and guide you through the process. Remember, even if you don’t have all the information to complete your Estate Plan, get the savings ...
Tags: Law, Zappos, LegalZoom, Apple Amazon, Access to legal services


How many of us are LegalZoom subscribers?

How many of us championing greater access to legal success have tried LegalZoom? Not as our primary means to legal services, but to learn what can work in increasing access to legal services? This afternoon I received the below email from LegalZoom: It’s National Make-A-Will Month—let’s do this! National Make-A-Will Month is almost over. We know you want to look out for your family—and we want to help you take care of your planning with a just-added, special 10% discount on an Estate Plan. Ind...
Tags: Law, Zappos, LegalZoom, Apple Amazon, Access to legal services


How To Succeed In A Saturated Industry

by Anand Srinivasan, founder of LeadJoint.com Penetrating a crowded market may seem quite intimidating at first. How do you launch a new search engine when Google is omnipresent? Or, how do you succeed as an eCommerce store when customers are already happy with Amazon? There are however a few advantages of entering a crowded market. For one, you already know where to find customers. Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne coined the term ‘red ocean’ (as opposed to ‘blue oceans’ that are mark...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, China, India, Samsung, Xiaomi, LegalZoom, Business Advice, Thinking Aloud, Anand Srinivasan, Dealing With Competition, Renee Mauborgne, Chan Kim


Podcast Episode 6 – Law Librarian Helps Streamline a Texas Court

On this week’s episode, Greg speaks the couple of words of French he learned on vacation. Marlene talks about mentor/mentee relationships and Sheryl Sandberg’s discussion on how the #MeToo era places an external strain on promoting these relationships. Marlene touches on the three founders of Black Women Talk Tech, Esosa Ighodaro, Regina Gwynn, and Lauren Washington, as well as Sophia Amouruso and others on the importance of mentoring. Greg also covers the Google year-long study on “psych...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, Courts, Team, Sheryl Sandberg, Mentoring, Austin Texas, Greg, Lisa, Texas Court, Law Librarians, Marlene, LegalZoom, Bob Ambrogi


On LawNext: LegalZoom’s GC on the Company’s $500 Million Investment

Earlier this week, as I reported here, the online legal services company LegalZoom announced a $500 million secondary investment, the largest investment ever in a legal technology company. It comes as the company continues to expand both its services and its geographic reach. With a valuation of $2 billion and a customer base of 4 million, what will this investment mean for LegalZoom now and into the future? In this episode of my new podcast LawNext, I speak with Chas Rampenthal, general coun...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Robert Ambrogi, LegalZoom, Chas Rampenthal


On LawNext: LegalZoom’s GC on the Company’s $500 Million Investment

Earlier this week, as I reported here, the online legal services company LegalZoom announced a $500 million secondary investment, the largest investment ever in a legal technology company. It comes as the company continues to expand both its services and its geographic reach. With a valuation of $2 billion and a customer base of 4 million, what will this investment mean for LegalZoom now and into the future? In this episode of my new podcast LawNext, I speak with Chas Rampenthal, general coun...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Company, LegalZoom, Chas Rampenthal


LegalZoom Zooms Into $500 Million Secondary Investment

The legal services company LegalZoom today announced a $500 million secondary investment led by Francisco Partners and GPI Capital, with Franklin Templeton Investments and Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers also participating. Existing investors will retain meaningful stakes in the company, the announcement said. Global private equity firm Permira will remain the largest shareholder. Bryant Stibel will retain its entire ownership stake and Kleiner Perkins and Institutional Venture Partners (IV...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Global, United Kingdom, IVP, Kleiner Perkins, Permira, Robert Ambrogi, Francisco Partners, LegalZoom, Dan Primack, Franklin Templeton Investments, Axios, John Suh, Neil Tolaney, GPI Capital


LegalZoom rakes in $500 mln

LegalZoom, a provider of legal solutions for small businesses and families, has secured $500 million in funding. Francisco Partners and GPI Capital were the lead advisers. In conjunction with the funding, Dipanjan Deb and Neil Tolaney from Francisco Partners and Khai Ha from GPI Capital will join LegalZoom’s board of directors. And, Jeff Stibel of Bryant Stibel will become chairman. PRESS RELEASE Glendale, Calif.— LegalZoom, the leading provider of legal solutions for small businesses and famili...
Tags: UK, New York, London, California, Global, US, Trends, United Kingdom, Deutsche Bank, IVP, Kleiner Perkins, Permira, Deb, Europe North America, J P Morgan, Francisco Partners


7 Business Services that Let Your Business Get Back to What’s Important

When you start your business, you are thinking about growth and moving forward. When you get started with your business, sometimes it doesn’t happen that way. Something always comes up and seems to hold us back. How do we get out of the constant flow of things that stop us from moving forward? While the following business services might not solve every problem, they are a great step in the right direction. You will be able to propel your business toward more growth since you are spending less ti...
Tags: Business, Sales, LegalZoom, FMLA, WordPress WordPress, QuickBooks Online QuickBooks


Deals and Dollars, Legal Tech Edition

Here is a round-up of recent investment and deal news involving legal technology companies: Everlaw raises $25 million. 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. In 2016, the company raised $8.1 million in Series A funding. In announcing the investment, CEO AJ Shankar said the company has “come a long way” since ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Law, Australia, Uncategorized, Indianapolis, Newcastle, Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures, Robert Ambrogi, Birmingham England, Berkeley Calif, Everlaw, Matt Miller, NVM, LegalZoom


Deals and Dollars, Legal Tech Edition

Here is a round-up of recent investment and deal news involving legal technology companies: Everlaw raises $25 million. 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. In 2016, the company raised $8.1 million in Series A funding. In announcing the investment, CEO AJ Shankar said the company has “come a long way” since ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Law, Australia, Uncategorized, Indianapolis, Newcastle, Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures, Birmingham England, Berkeley Calif, Everlaw, Matt Miller, NVM, LegalZoom, NVM Private Equity


Trademark or Copyright – Which Does Your Small Business Need?

by Xavier Morales When you own a small business, there are countless decisions you need to make. “When do we need a full time HR person?” and  “Should we lease space, or look to purchase?” are some of the common issues I see other small business owners asking themselves. Eventually, you’ll likely find yourself facing another question: “Do we need a trademark or copyright for our products?” Answering this can feel daunting at first, but there are some simple guidelines to keep in mind that will ...
Tags: Startups, New York, United States, Miami, Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Trademarks, Legal Advice, Tom, Morales, U S Copyright Office, LegalZoom, United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO, Products & Services, Xavier Morales, USPTO the U S Copyright Office


Podcast #407: How to Overcome Nice Guy Syndrome

We’ve been told since we were little kids to “Be nice.” But what if being nice isn’t really that good and it’s making you and those around you miserable? That’s the provocative argument my guest today makes. His name is Dr. Aziz Gazipura. He’s a psychologist and founder of the Social Confidence Center. In his latest book,  Not Nice , h e makes the case that being nice is holding a lot of men back in their lives. We begin the show by talking about what people think “nice” means,...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Aziz, LegalZoom, AthleticGreens, Aziz Gazipura He, Aziz Gazipura Dr Aziz


Podcast #407: How to Stop Being a Nice Guy

We’ve been told since we were little kids to “Be nice.” But what if being nice isn’t really that good and it’s making you and those around you miserable? That’s the provocative argument my guest today makes. His name is Dr. Aziz Gazipura. He’s a psychologist and founder of the Social Confidence Center. In his latest book,  Not Nice , h e makes the case that being nice is holding a lot of men back in their lives. We begin the show by talking about what people think “nice” means,...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Aziz, LegalZoom, AthleticGreens, Aziz Gazipura He, Aziz Gazipura Dr Aziz