SimpleLegal provides legal operations software to help corporate legal teams run their departments, manage their legal operations and monitor finances. (This type of software is sometimes referred to as ELM software or “enterprise legal management” software.)
The early days of SimpleLegal were spent at Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s highly respected start-up accelerator. The company was one of the first legal tech companies YC accepted. After completing the program, Nathan and his team raised seed round funding and then a $10 million Series A round to grow the company.
Nathan talks about his legal tech journey and what it was like to raise money when investors were not as familiar with legal technology companies.
Things We Talk About in This Episode
Paul Graham’s Essays
SAFE (simple agreement for future equity)
4 Lessons Learned While Raising $10M: Getting an Enterprise Software Company Funded (Article by Nathan)
Editing and Production: Grant Blackstock