SimplyAgree to Join ABA TECHSHOW’s Start-Up Alley
The company will pitch its signature and deal closing platform among 15 legal tech startups
CHICAGO, IL, February 28, 2018- SimplyAgree will participate in the Start-Up Alley pitch competition on March 7 during the opening night of the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW. The company was chosen as one of 15 promising legal technology start-ups by Above the Law readers.
On Wednesday evening, the Nashville-based company will give a pitch to conference attendees about its signature and closing management platform for transactional attorneys, which it indicates can help attorneys be up to 80% more efficient during deal closings. The company also sees its software as a tool to help transactional attorneys efficiently adopt electronic signatures, where usage significantly trails other industry segments. Founded by corporate attorneys, the founders believe their experience is critical to building an electronic signature solution that will be integral to attorney-managed transactions.
“The closing process utilized by deal attorneys is as unique to the practice of law as it is integral to its success,” says Will Norton, CEO of SimplyAgree and editor of the ABA M&A Committees Technology Directory. “So we believe an electronic signature tool must be built around that process, and we’ve found that transactional attorneys agree.”
Founded in 2016, SimplyAgree market-tested several beta versions of its software before releasing its minimum viable product in August 2017. Since then, the company has seen significant interest in its platform and is working closely with a number of AmLaw 200 and NLJ 400 law firms across the country.
“The ABA TECHSHOW is an exciting opportunity because we love the response from practitioners when they see our tool,” said Sam Beutler, SimplyAgree’s COO. “When that light goes on and an attorney says, ‘Wow, that’s fast,’ we know we are adding real value for attorneys and their clients.”
The Start-Up Alley competition is a cooperative effort of the ABA TECHSHOW, Above the Law, Evolve Law, and Lawsitesblog.com. In connection with the competition, SimplyAgree will also have a booth in the exhibition hall and encourages attendees to stop by to see a demonstration of its software.
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ABA TECHSHOW is an annual legal technology Conference and EXPO designed to bring lawyers and technology together for three days of CLE and networking. Presented by the ABA Law Practice Division, ABA TECHSHOW helps lawyers practice efficiently through the use of technology.