Startups partnering with Thomson Reuters
Legal Geek - 24/04/2017

This is a guest article written by Thomson Reuters

Why partner?

We firmly believe that the best answers to the hardest problems come from close collaboration. Collaboration with our customers and other innovators of all shapes and sizes.

Thomson Reuters is working closely with Legal Geek to support and grow the LawTech ecosystem. Our collaboration on events and thought leadership is just for starters – we want to be a first port of call for startups looking to supercharge their growth.

What we’re looking for?

We’re looking for technology-focused start-ups that have the passion and drive to improve the lives of lawyers and their colleagues, whether in private practice or in-house. If you’ve already launched a product to market, even if it’s just a pilot, but customers love it, we’d like to talk to you. We’re particularly interested in those with strong capabilities in one or more of: UI/UX, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and distributed ledgers.

How we can help?

We are a global business with unrivalled capabilities across content, technology and domain expertise. Our solutions today include Westlaw, Practical Law, Elite 3E, Contract Express, Legal Tracker and Firm Central and serve law firms and legal departments of all sizes.

We will look to have an initial meeting to understand more about your proposition – what customer problem(s) you are solving – and current status (product, customer, financial). We’ll provide you with feedback on your proposition based on our deep customer and market insight and help steer you towards useful industry contacts. We’ll also offer a free one-year subscription to Practical Law (startups only) to help you navigate your legal challenges.

We’ll be up-front with you if we don’t see a near-term collaboration opportunity.

If we do see an opportunity to work together, the nature of any collaboration will depend on you and the problem/opportunity, and may include:

  • Introductions to specialists and key decision makers across Thomson Reuters
  • Access to technical expertise and product APIs
  • Introductions to Thomson Reuters customers
  • Proposition co-development, including funding and access to Thomson Reuters Labs
  • Go-to-market partnership (co-sell, re-sell etc)

Note: we do not offer venture capital, or take minority equity stakes.

Get in touch

For an initial meeting, please contact Joel Black, UKI Strategy Director. Watch this space for announcement of regular drop-in sessions at venues across London.

Useful resources

For further inspiration, why not check-out our blog, learn more about our solutions, or see how Thomson Reuters is already working with startups across the world.

Startups looking for legal support in setting up should take a look at Cooley Go which includes free access to automated legal documents, powered by Contract Express.

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