pcJ News Briefs – Themis Solutions Inc, dba Clio, a venture backed provider of cloud-based legal practice management platform, has launched a $1 million developer fund supporting the future of technology. As part of the fund, Clio is hosting Launch//Code, a unique developer contest with a $100,000 prize, to find the the most creative, powerful, and useful integrations for Clio.
Launched in 2008 by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau, Themis Solutions is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Acton Capital Partner, Point Nine Capital, Version One Ventures, having raised $27 million from the backers.
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Clio Kicks Off Million Dollar Developer Fund with a $100,000 Launch//Code App Contest
Contest will encourage the development of new and meaningful technology for lawyers that leverages the Clio platform and drives the legal industry forward.
VANCOUVER, BC—September 25, 2017— Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal practice management platform, is proud to announce a $1 million developer fund supporting the future of technology. As part of the fund, Clio is hosting Launch//Code, a unique developer contest with a $100,000 prize, to find the the most creative, powerful, and useful integrations for Clio.
“We believe technology will be instrumental in defining the future of the practice of law,” said Jack Newton, CEO and co-founder of Clio. “And we realize that no single company can provide the breadth and scope of innovation that’s required to take this industry to the next level. This developer fund and contest will, we expect, spark an explosion of creativity and innovation in the tech industry.”
The winning company or business will design and develop an app that is built against and deeply integrates with Clio’s rich API. The app needs to address a difficulty legal professionals face daily when managing their business. Potential finalists will leverage the complex array of client and matter data stored in Clio to offer new, seamless processes to streamline traditionally cumbersome workflows. Contest entries can range from apps that have previously demonstrated market traction to innovative functioning ideas that have yet to be tested.
Finalists will be invited to Clio Cloud Conference 2018 and have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the keynote audience and panel of judges. The winning company or business will receive the $100,000 prize, but all entrants who complete the necessary requirements and are approved by Clio will be featured on Clio’s new App Directory, bringing their app to a growing community of over 150,000 legal professionals.
“Technology is the key to transforming the practice of law, for good, and living up to our shared ideals of improving lives,” said Newton. “We’re excited to support the success of the best developers in the industry.”
Those interested in entering the Launch//Code contest are encouraged to visit clio.com/launch-code.
Developers interested in the Clio Developer Fund are encouraged to visit clio.com/developer-fund.
Launch//Code Abbreviated Rules. For Official Rules, please visit clio.com/launch-code.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchasing does not improve your chances of winning. The Launch//Code Contest is not open to the general public or to persons in their individual capacity. The Contest is open to companies/businesses legally organized as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation or otherwise which are located and doing business within the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 09/25/17 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 07/31/18. Click here for Official Rules. Sponsor: Themis Solutions Inc. d/b/a Clio, 4611 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4X3.
Founded in 2008, Clio is the most comprehensive cloud-based practice management platform for the legal industry. With the help of the cloud, Clio eases the processes of time tracking, billing, administration, and collaboration for law firms of all sizes. One of Canada’s fastest-growing companies with international reach, Clio employs over 240 individuals with a rapidly growing customer base spanning 90 countries. For the last two years, Clio’s growth has been recognized by Deloitte on both the Fast50 and the Fast500 lists. Learn more at clio.com.
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