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Lawmatics raises $2.5M to assist attorneys market themselves – TechCrunch

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Lawmatics, a San Diego startup that’s constructing advertising and CRM software program for attorneys, is asserting that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding.

CEO Matt Spiegel used to apply legislation himself, and he advised me that regardless that tech corporations have a variety of promoting instruments to select from, “attorneys haven’t been in a position to undertake them,” as a result of they want a product that’s tailor-made to their particular wants.

That’s why Spiegel based Lawmatics with CTO Roey Chasman. He stated {that a} legislation agency’s relationship with its purchasers may be divided into three phases — consumption (when a shopper is deciding whether or not to rent a agency); the lively authorized case; and after the case has been resolved. Apparently most authorized software program is designed to deal with part two, whereas Lawmatics focuses on phases one and three.

The platform features a CRM system to handle the preliminary shopper consumption course of, in addition to instruments that may automate lots of what Spiegel referred to as the “blocking and tackling” of promoting, like sending birthday messages to former purchasers — which could sound like a minor process, however Spiegel stated it’s essential for legislation corporations to “nurture” these relationships, as a result of most of their enterprise comes from referrals.

Lawmatics’ early adopters, Spiegel added, have consisted of the corporations in areas the place “if you happen to want a lawyer, you go to Google and begin looking out ‘private damage,’ ‘chapter,’ ‘property planning,’ all these consumer-driven legislation corporations.” And the pandemic led to accelerated the startup’s development, as a result of “attorneys are at residence now, their enterprise is digital they usually want extra instruments.”

Spiegel’s had success promoting know-how to attorneys previously, along with his apply administration software program startup MyCase acquired by AppFolio in 2012 (AppFolio just lately sold MyCase to a variety of funds for $193 million). He stated that the methods for rising each corporations are “nearly an identical” — the merchandise are completely different, however “it’s actually the identical section, operating the identical playbook, solely with extra go-to-market methods.”

The funding was led by Eniac Ventures and Forefront Enterprise Companions, with participation from Revel Ventures and Bridge Enterprise Companions.

“In my 10 years investing I’ve witnessed few groups extra passionate, decided, and able to revolutionizing an business,” stated Eniac’s Tim Younger in an announcement. “They haven’t solely created one of the best software program product the authorized market has seen, they’ve created a motion.”

 

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