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Year in Review: Blue J Legal's 2018

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2018 marked an incredible year of rapid growth and widespread adoption for Blue J Legal. To celebrate another year of success, we’ve recounted a few notable highlights:

 

120+
clients and counting

$9.3m
(CAD) raised

33 
employees and growing


Funding

Blue J Legal raised $9.3 million CAD in a series A round to be used for expanding into the US market, expanding our product suite, and growing our go-to-market and product development teams.

“Blue J Legal’s artificial intelligence solutions are being rapidly adopted by top legal and accounting professionals….In addition to this significant market validation, the company brings together a great team with a unique skillset that includes law, statistics, and technology.” — Alex Baker, partner at Relay Ventures

Products

In 2018, Blue J Legal launched HR Foresight, an AI-powered software that enables HR professionals to confidently tackle several common employment challenges. Employment Foresight, released in late 2017, was adopted by over 50 clients. We also expanded our Tax Foresight and Employment Foresight suites, bringing clarity to more tax and employment law questions.

Clients

In 2018, Blue J Legal provided value to over 120 firms by making legal and tax research more efficient and helping our clients continue to provide high quality advice. Read more about our clients’ thoughts on AI’s ability to innovate how professionals work:

David Chodikoff, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP, discussed the importance of innovation in the practice of law and how artificial intelligence can help practitioners better serve their clients.

Jenna Schwartz, Senior Manager at Richter LLP, explained how AI-based technologies like Blue J Legal’s Tax Foresight are helping Richter stay ahead of the curve and provide the highest quality advice to their clients.

Partners

Blue J Legal benefited from the resources and the expertise of the Lazaridis Institute, Creative Destruction Lab, NEXT Canada, MaRS Discovery District, UTEST, University of Toronto, OneEleven, Communitech, and C100.

People

In 2018, our team grew to 33 talented employees, including US and Canadian lawyers, data scientists, software developers, and the go-to-market team comprising of sales, marketing, and customer success professionals.

We are currently hiring for a number of roles.

In the media

Blue J Legal featured in and contributed to a number of media features discussing AI in the legal field:

On the ground

Blue J Legal attended a number of events to speak about AI’s role in the future of tax and legal fields:

What lies ahead

Blue J Legal is looking forward to 2019: we launch Tax Foresight in the US and take one step closer to bringing clarity to the law, everywhere and on-demand.

 

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