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Lawtech start-up incubator closes 2018 pitch round with applications up

Applications were up in the latest round of an accelerator programme for lawtech start-ups run by a London law firm, with smart contracts among technologies of particular interest, it has emerged. Six companies will win through to work with Mishcon de Reya from the “concept through to revenue-generating stage”.

February 19th, 2018 | No Comments »

You don’t have to be a lawyer to run a lawtech start-up – but it helps

Almost half of the chief executives of lawtech start-ups in the UK are former lawyers, more than twice as many as from business and three times those from a software background, according to a report. However, a legal background was not essential to success, the report noted.

June 29th, 2017 | No Comments »

Retired solicitor investor network poised to help lawtech start-ups

An ‘angel investor’ network is being constructed that promises to match ex-City partners with lawtech start-ups, to help them gain a foothold in large law firms with advice, contacts, and seed capital. The favoured model would see two investors each invest £50,000 in exchange for around 10% of the equity

November 4th, 2016 | No Comments »

UK lawtech start-ups “struggling to compete with well-funded US rivals”

The author of a visual map of the lawtech start-up scene said it revealed the UK has a lower number of new technology ventures relative to the size of the legal market as a whole, compared with other European countries.

October 7th, 2016 | No Comments »