Josef, a Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS platform that provides solutions such as automated client interaction and document drafting for lawyers and legal professionals, raised A$5.2 million in funding.
The round was led by OIF Ventures, with participation from Carthona Capital, Flying Fox Ventures, Jelix Ventures, and Saniel Ventures, which will support the business as it doubles down on its mission to transform the way legal services are delivered globally.
The new funds will also use to expand its reach globally through several new hires in the US, alongside APAC, following successful launches in North America and Europe last year.
CEO and co-founder Tom Dreyfus said “Josef is no longer just about helping legal practitioners improve their effectiveness and efficiency through technology, although this is still a core part of our offering. We’re an innovation partner helping the sector automate the nitty gritty so that teams can better assist the people they serve. While we’ve always focused on solving problems for both in-house teams and law firms, we’re now in a position to help the millions of corporate legal teams globally do better. “Whether this be helping address unmet justice needs or streamlining operations so that the work that really makes a difference can be prioritized, we’ve created a simple but impactful automation platform that anyone in the legal trade can use. Our focus is now on helping the global industry realize just what is possible.”
The software enables legal professionals to easily build digital tools that automate their day-to-day work, from streamlining intake to drafting contracts and providing advice.
The company counts law firms including Gunderson Dettmer, Clifford Chance, and MinterEllison as clients.
Company: Josef Legal Pty Ltd
Funding Month: November 2022
Lead Investors: OIF Ventures
Additional Investors: Carthona Capital, Flying Fox Ventures, Jelix Ventures, and Saniel Ventures
Company Website: https://joseflegal.com/
Software Category: Legal Automation
About the Company: Founded in 2018 by lawyers Tom Dreyfus and Sam Flynn and engineer Kirill Kliavin, Josef is a global no-code LegalTech company. Josef is a no-code software platform that empowers lawyers and legal professionals to automate legal tasks, including lawyer-client interactions, sending emails, generating legal documents, and providing legal guidance and advice. Josef has spent the past 18 months working in partnership with its customers to ensure that its product development is aligned with their business needs. This focus has led to integration with core systems in the legal technology stack, like DocuSign, Salesforce, Office 365, and iManage. The evolution of Josef’s platform has seen Josef recently acquire well-known customers including Nutanix, CoreLogic, Bupa, and Who Gives A Crap. Josef is operating in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.