Legal Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) 2024

April 2024

Browse 27 of the top Legal startups funded by Y Combinator.

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  • Ironclad
    Ironclad (s2015)Active • 400 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Contracts are business decisions trapped in administrative tasks. Ironclad is software that does all the administrative work better left for a robot, freeing legal teams to do more substantive work and drive business strategy. By automating contracting processes and extracting intelligence from contracts, Ironclad lets legal teams focus on legal work, rather than paperwork. Legal teams at companies like Gusto, HotelTonight, GoFundMe, Glassdoor, Procore use Ironclad to get their contracts done more efficiently and accurately, and to maintain a single source of truth regarding their contents. Headquartered in San Francisco, Ironclad is backed by Accel, Greylock, SV Angel, Formation 8, and was incubated in Y Combinator. For more information, visit https://www.ironcladapp.com.
    saas
    legaltech
  • Spire Law
    Spire Law (w2019)Active • 10 employees • Orlando, FL, USA
    Spire Law represents businesses and business owners in litigation. Spire Tech Services supports the technology development and marketing for Spire Law. Spire Tech Services was part of the Winter 2019 batch.
    b2b
    legal
  • DraftWise
    DraftWise (s2020)Active • 28 employees • New York, NY, USA
    DraftWise is on a mission to transform the legal industry by harnessing the power of AI. With AI-powered drafting and negotiation software, DraftWise arms lawyers with data-driven intelligence that drastically improves the complete contract workflow, from first draft to client win.
    generative-ai
    saas
    b2b
    legaltech
  • Clerky
    Clerky (s2011)Active • 15 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Clerky builds software to make legal paperwork easier for startups and their attorneys. From formation to fundraising to hiring - everything a startup needs. Thousands of top startups use Clerky to get legal paperwork done safely and efficiently.
    documents
    legal
    legaltech
  • Pincites
    Pincites (s2023)Active • 3 employees
    Pincites reduces the time legal teams spend on contract negotiation while achieving better, more consistent results. Using the latest large language models, Pincites allows legal teams to build contract playbooks and apply them consistently within Microsoft Word.
  • Dioptra
    Dioptra (w2022)Active • New York, NY, USA
    We help founders and in-house counsels streamline their contract negotiations to close deals faster. We do this by building your contract negotiation playbooks and automating them with AI.
    artificial-intelligence
    legal
    legaltech
  • Casehopper
    Casehopper (s2023)Active • 2 employees
    Casehopper is AI drafting tool for Immigration Lawyers. We combine Large Language Models with client intake forms to generate immigration applications instantly.
    b2b
    legaltech
    ai
  • Lexter.ai
    Lexter.ai (w2022)Active • 18 employees • São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
    Lexter is the first legal LLM company in Brazil, already working with 3 out of the top 5 law firms in the Country
    machine-learning
    legaltech
  • Cognition IP
    Cognition IP (w2018)Active • 12 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Cognition IP is a tech-powered San Francisco based intellectual property law firm with partners who have represented some of the most innovative companies in the world in many aspects of intellectual property planning, including Apple, Salesforce, Purdue, Hewlett Packard, AstraZeneca, and Texas Instruments. Offering patent and trademark filing and prosecution, innovation harvesting and portfolio management, Cognition IP supports early stage startups to Fortune 500 enterprises with on-demand, flat-fee IP counsel and the results expected from a top-tier firm. Schedule a complimentary consultation at: https://www.CognitionIP.com
    artificial-intelligence
    govtech
    b2b
    legal
  • Vaero
    Vaero (w2023)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Vaero is AI software to help patent lawyers work 5x faster. It drafts an entire patent application with AI based on invention information. The software includes a complete platform for patent lawyers to use AI for reviewing patent applications, responding to office actions, and enhancing invention disclosures.
    saas
    b2b
    legal
    legaltech
  • Leya
    Leya (w2024)Active • 12 employees • Stockholm, Sweden
    Leya is an AI assistant designed for legal professionals, adept at answering complex legal questions and optimizing workflows. By integrating with the firm's internal knowledge databases and external laws, cases, and regulations, Leya delivers reliable, source-cited answers and allows lawyers to start using gen AI today. Already in use at top-tier law firms in across Europe, we are now accelerating significantly. To learn more, please visit us at https://www.leya.law/
    artificial-intelligence
    generative-ai
    legaltech
  • Klarity
    Klarity (s2018)Active • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Klarity's software establishes robust controls for the review of contracts with customers for revenue recognition and billing purposes. Klarity is the missing piece between CRM, ERP, and CLM systems purposely built to (1) provide an audit-trail to document your ASC 606 and SOX controls, (2) save time for your revenue accounting team through automated contract review and revenue checklist population, and (3) enable early reporting throughout every accounting period.  Klarity's products are used by companies like Salesforce, TIBCO, Segment, Checkr and Zscaler.
    artificial-intelligence
    machine-learning
    saas
  • Pactima
    Pactima (s2021)Active • 3 employees • Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Pactima is a value-centric, fast-growing, and venture-backed company that’s transforming the manner in which businesses conduct transactions in our remote world. Our flagship product, Live eSignatures<sup>TM</sup>, is a real-time solution that allows people to view and sign documents while simultaneously hosting a secured video call. This easy-to-use solution allows transactions that could only be done in-person to now be performed online.
    documents
    saas
    b2b
  • Darrow
    Darrow (w2021)Active • 95 employees • Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
    Darrow is an AI-Powered Justice Intelligence Platform that scans real world data to detect harmful events, determine the number of victims, predict the outcome, and assess the financial value of a case. Using generative AI, Darrow detects impactful legal violations, matching plaintiff's lawyers with their next big case so they can stop spending valuable hours on business development and focus primarily on litigation. Darrow is based out of Tel Aviv and New York City.
    legaltech
  • Edge
    Edge (w2023)Active • 2 employees
    Edge uses the newest advances in artificial intelligence and cloud software to provide a secure, easy-to-use patent editor and assistant to help patent attorneys, patent agents, and inventors make the patent process less painful and more effective.
  • Docsum
    Docsum (s2023)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Docsum is an AI contract review and negotiation platform. With Docsum, legal, procurement, and sales teams can negotiate and manage contracts 3x faster, to reduce the time to close and win more deals. Docsum works by analyzing and redlining contracts using configurable playbooks owned by lawyers.
    documents
    artificial-intelligence
    b2b
    legal
    legaltech
  • Hona
    Hona (w2023)Active • 29 employees • Orem, UT, USA
    Hona is a software application that allows for businesses to automatically keep their clients up to date as to the status of their service. Alongside these updates, clients will have a unique user interface that will allow them to see the important milestones within their service and also receive education as to how it works and the next steps. Beyond the updates and education, Hona serves as a tool for clients to upload documents, directly communicate with the business, leave reviews and feedback to the business, and more. The long-term vision for Hona is to be the all in solution for client experience management used across many different industries. Clients will have one app to communicate and interact with multiple different businesses. As clients enjoy the use of Hona with one business, they will yearn to use it with other businesses. Additionally, the seamless integration between the business's CRM and Hona makes it desirable for the business to use as well.
    saas
    b2b
  • Kodex
    Kodex (s2021)Active • 3 employees • Boston, MA, USA
    Kodex makes it easy for companies to process, and respond to, subpoenas from governments around the world. Agencies, like the FBI, subpoena user data from customers like Coinbase, and thousands of other companies - without Kodex, companies largely rely on email, fax, and spreadsheets to manage them. Kodex is a SaaS tool that helps private sector companies manage relationships, workflows, and secure file transfer with government agencies who are seeking confidential information on a company's users. We streamline compliance operations, protect the privacy of their users, reduce error, and validate the legitimacy of government agents who are requesting information. To date, we have launched with Coinbase, Kik Messenger, Whisper App, & Amino Apps. These companies alone receive over 20,000 data requests per year.
    compliance
    legaltech
    regtech
  • Regology
    Regology (s2018)Active • 54 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Our AI engine helps your organization understand applicable laws and follow them through a collaborative platform. The unique combination of software and regulatory content simplify the compliance burden.
    artificial-intelligence
    saas
    b2b
  • Abel
    Abel (w2024)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Abel transforms law firm document review workflows, eliminating the need to choose between depth and breadth. Attorneys use Abel to answer nuanced questions based on the context spread across thousands of documents.
    artificial-intelligence
    generative-ai
    b2b
    legal
    legaltech
  • PointOne
    PointOne (w2024)Active • 3 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Lawyers have to manually track all their client work in 6-minute increments. PointOne uses AI to completely automate time tracking and bill review, helping law firms collect more revenue and saving lawyers hours each week.
    saas
    b2b
    legal
    legaltech
    ai
  • Solve Intelligence
    Solve Intelligence (s2023)Active • 4 employees
    We provide an in-browser document editor that any patent attorney can start using straight away. It works just like Google Docs but, under the hood, is powered by an AI copilot to help the attorney write high-quality patents efficiently. Our product can help with all stages of the patent life cycle, from drafting and filing to prosecution and opposition.
  • Legistify
    Legistify (w2022)Active • 100 employees • Gurugram, Haryana, India
    Legistify provides a comprehensive software to simplify legal operations for enterprises. We are building in India and chasing a $36 Bn+ global opportunity. 
We are already working with over 150 global enterprises. Our intelligent and intuitive platforms help enterprises manage their contracts, cases, IP and provide powerful data insights for effective decision making. Some of our backers include Y combinator, Cathexis ventures, Indiamart, GSF, Java Capital and Titan VC.
    marketplace
    saas
    b2b
    legaltech
  • AXDRAFT
    AXDRAFT (w2019)Acquired • 34 employees • Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
    AXDRAFT analyzes patterns in your legal documents and transforms drafting process from erroneous and time consuming copy and paste to a mistake-free simple Q&A. The average time to draft a document with AXDRAFT is less than 4 minutes. On top of this AXDRAFT allows to integrate data into the document from public registers and your internal databases, eliminating the need to double check every data input. Data validation, e-signatures, access control, document id, visibility and personal accountability for drafted documents. All of this is possible with AXDRAFT. 45 corporations using AXDRAFT reduce time spent on drafting legal documents by up to 90% and shorten their approval cycles by up to 4 days. Both of these improvements mean more deals and better financial results for your company every quarter. And the best part is that from the moment we sign the contract AXDRAFT can be up and running in 2 weeks. Few case studies are available here: https://www.axdraft.com/customers
    machine-learning
    saas
    legaltech
  • Casetext (s2013)Acquired • 50 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Casetext, the most widely used A.I. legal research technology, has been adopted across the legal market from the largest Am Law 100 law firms to solo practices. Its award-winning technology offers both conventional search functionality and its CARA A.I. powered contextual search, focuses on the context of your research to help you find on-point authorities faster. Founded by a team of former litigators from top law firms, as well as Ph.D. data scientists and leading A.I. engineers, Casetext helps legal researchers find the best cases, faster, including many that they would otherwise miss. For more information, visit www.casetext.com or contact our team at contact@casetext.com.
    artificial-intelligence
    legal
  • Lawyaw
    Lawyaw (w2018)Acquired • 15 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Lawyaw is a vertical SaaS platform focused on enabling the digitization of legal services. Our platform solves a foundational gap in the market by making it easy to incorporate programmable documents into digital workflows. As a result we are transforming the $150B consumer legal services market by making access to legal services faster, cheaper and more convenient. We are currently power over 1,000 law firms and growing quickly, but have so much more to build!
    documents
    saas
    legal
  • SimpleLegal
    SimpleLegal (s2013)Acquired • 60 employees • Mountain View, CA, USA
    Legal spend, matter, accrual and IP management software for in-house counsel.
    saas
    legal