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Lex Machina  Acquired by LexisNexis (2015  amount undisclosed )

1000 Elwell Court #200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 390-9500
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Josh Becker (6/30/2011)
Technology: Karl Harris ; Mihai Surdeanu (4/30/2010)
Sales/Marketing: Joerg Rathenberg ; Lisa Barrett ; Owen Byrd

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Clint Korver (Ulu Ventures Founding Partner) Mark A. Lemley (Stanford Law School Professor) Joshua Walker (Lex Machina Former CEO)
Advisory board: Miriam Rivera (Ulu Ventures Founding Partner) Max Ochoa (Adify) Andrew Ng (Stanford University Associate Professor) Christopher Manning (Stanford University Associate Professor) Sasha Rao (Ropes & Gray Partner);  Rick Frenkel (Latham & Watkins Partner);  Colleen Chien (Fenwick & West);  Huong Nguyen (Impax Laboratories);  Alan Chiu (XSeed Capital Partner)

Business description: Lex Machina’s award-winning Legal Analytics® platform is a next generation legal technology that fundamentally changes how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. Delivered as Softwareas aService, Legal Analytics creates structured data sets covering judges, lawyers, parties, and IP out of millions of pages of legal information. This allows law firms and companies for the first time ever to predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business. Lex Machina is used by established companies such as Google, and eBay, and prominent law firms like Wilson Sonsini, Morgan Lewis, and Fenwick & West. The technology was initially created by experts at Stanford University’s Law School and Computer Science department. Lex Machina was named one of the “Best New Legal Services” by readers of The Recorder in 2014 and 2015, and received the “Best New Product of the Year” award in 2015 from the American Association of Law Libraries.

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: May 2013   Jul 2012
Capital raised: 6.8M
Last Round: 4.8M
Ownership: Acquired by LexisNexis (2015  amount undisclosed )
Angels/other VCs: Daniel Cooperman (Apple);  Shane Johnson (PaintBrush Capital Advisors);  Clint Korver (Ulu Ventures);  Miriam Rivera (Ulu Ventures);  Bill Tobin (Strayer Consulting Group);  Jerry Yang (Yahoo!)

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Record updated: Aug 2017
Sector: Software
Headcount: 26-50 as of Aug 2017
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: May 2013   Jul 2012
Capital Raised: 6.8M
Last Round: 4.8M
Ownership: Acquired by LexisNexis (2015  amount undisclosed )