Where šŸ“

are Legalpioneers?

Where are Legalpioneers?

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March 8th 2017 Legalpioneer celebrated its one year anniversary with a bang šŸ’„ and launched the second phase of our mission: LegalpioneerĀ Where šŸ“. The first in our ‘W’Ā trilogy.

Our Community

Our missionĀ was to find and celebrateĀ Legalpioneers everywhere. We wanted to cultivate a community of genuinely passionate people in pursuit of the stories, startups, and stars who support a Fair Society. Then the unexpected happened: it worked! We started with 7 pioneersĀ and aimed to have 250 followers on Twitter within oneĀ year. Our community almost hit 500 followers, found over 200 startups, products, and pioneers across the globe and had to pause onboarding after 13 LegalpioneersĀ to focus on the future.

WherešŸ“

We set to find legal and regulatory startups and we did: Ā 2500+Ā spread over 91Ā countries with over $3 billion in funding in 7 categories. We’re adding about 100 startupsĀ a monthĀ in both theĀ Legal (60+) and Regtech (40+) sectors.

We don’t aim to be the largest database but our goal is to simply be uniquely insightful. That is why we are approaching this project from an inquisitive angle: Where is theĀ activity?

The 3 criteria’s for inclusion:

  1. Do startups provide aĀ service that hasĀ Legal implications;
  2. Or do they solve compliance with regulations (Regtech);
  3. Are theyĀ private companies;
  4. Have they been created, funded or did they pivotĀ since 2010,

We track about 37 individual sources ranging from Angellist and CrunchBase. But also Linkedin, Twitter and especially theĀ dedicated trackersĀ from fellow pioneers.

Who šŸ‘„Ā Next

We’ll launch 2 more projects in the W series: WhoĀ šŸ‘„ and Why šŸ‘. The first 2 will be regular LegalTech, the lastĀ is slated to use machine learning and incorporateĀ deep neuralĀ networks. Yes, we’re building for pure AI.

The approach: before feeding the machine massive amounts of unstructured data, we are cooking it a carefully curated dataset. In this way, we aim to ensure our robot gets a well-balanced diet of fairness and empathy.

The intent is to “teach” our robot to locate and categorize companies. We’re test driving algorithms that check if aĀ startup is still operational and plan to extend these to ‘calculate’ which startups will succeed. Eventually, we want our robot to monitor and predict the legal evolution on a global scale. We’ll widen our scope by addingĀ LegalTechĀ products from Law Firms, the Epic list from ProductHunt, CivicTech and Tweets.

So to all Legalpioneers everywhere, please check if your location is added to your Twitter profile and include hashtags: #LegalTech, #LawTech, #RegTech, #TaxTech. We’ll also be on the lookout out for #BrexitTech šŸ˜‰. Mention @Legalpioneer in your tweet and we’ll find you.

Show your support for a Fair Society and give Where a try

Originally posted on Medium@Legalpioneer