The year in law startup funding....
Ravel Law raises $8.1M in funding.
In early January 2014, Los Angeles law startup grandpa LegalZoom made a $425M deal to sell roughly half of the company to a private equity firm, thereby giving up on its IPO dreams. PandoDaily has an extensive analysis and reaction here. Apparently the Los Angeles startup scene is underwhelmed.
Late November 2013, newcomer NYC-based Shake Law raised $3M.
Intuit acquires small-business document repository LA-based DocStoc.
SF-based LawPal raises $400K.
Y-Combinator's first law startup LawDingo (NYC) received more funding, raising $850K to date.
SF-based Y-Combinator startup Wevorce raises $1.7M.
SF-based Upcounsel raises $1.5M.
Y-Combinator backed Casetext raises $1.7M
LegalReach raises $900K.
CBInsights releases study on funding of legal tech startups
SF-based Judicata raised $2M from investors, including Peter Thiel of Paypal
Lex Machina closes $4.8M Series A funding
RocketLawyer acquires LawPivot, raises $15M
Wevorce and LegalForce give law startup demos
Y-Combinator accepts its first law startup LawDingo
LegalForce opens it's walk-in office
It sounds like a few other deals are in the works for this year, so we hope to hear publicly soon. 2014 should be an interesting year for law startups!