Savvi is reinventing the legal experience for emerging companies and their outside counsel. Founders are increasingly dissatisfied with traditional law firms, including their billable fees, lack of client-facing technology and slow turnaround times. On the other hand, the rising generation of tech-savvy attorneys are frustrated by the lack of tools that allow attorneys to provide technology-driven services. While other industries have used innovative software to streamline mundane tasks and integrate service providers into the company’s tech stack, the legal industry continues to lag painfully behind. That’s where Savvi comes in.
Savvi legal streamlines legal tasks, facilitates founder/attorney interactions and accurately tracks and stores legal information to empower both founders and attorneys. Savvi workflows can automate routine documents and while enabling company-counsel collaboration and data collection for custom and complex scenarios like financing events and LLC conversions. Furthermore, Savvi’s workspace tracks all of a company’s legal history, documents, and data in one integrated hub. This allows for easy organization and retrieval of documents for founders and their attorneys, as well integrating the legal function with other back-office tools and services through integrations and partnerships.
In short, the Savvi vision is to create a painless legal experience for founders and attorneys. We allow attorneys to streamline mundane legal work and collaborate efficiently with clients. At the same time, we lower the cost of legal work for founders while still providing them with legal peace of mind you can’t get through DIY legal tools.
Savvi was founded in 2018 by two brothers: Daniel and Matthew Roberts. Coming from opposite sides of the attorney-founder relationships, these two brothers saw an opportunity to create a solution that could transform the experience for founders and attorneys alike.
Dan’s work as a venture attorney gave him unique insight into the frustration attorneys experience because of the lack of technological integration. Matt’s experience with startups, and in-house contract operations exposed him to the pain emerging companies feel from slow-moving and overpriced legal services that fail to integrate into the company’s in-house systems and workflows. To give attorneys the technological integration they need and speed up the process for founders, Dan and Matt created Savvi: the optimal blend of technology and attorney services at an attractive price point for startups of all stages. They incubated and financed the platform by building their own tech-enabled legal practice as the first partner law firm on the platform. In 2020, Savvi moved to a full platform model and began partnering with attorneys and law firms to provide integrated legal services on Savvi’s platform.
Meet the Founders
Dan Roberts is the co-founder and president of Savvi Legal. Prior to Savvi, Dan was an attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP where he worked with hundreds of VC firms, accelerators and startups throughout the country. Dan has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Brigham Young University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors. Following his undergraduate degree, he received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a LL.M. from Duke.
With 8 years of experience in product management, consulting, and sales and contract operations, Matt developed unique insight into the legal needs and pains felt by companies without in-house legal teams. Along with a B.S. in Business Strategy from Brigham Young University, Matt has worked for 5 different tech startups that are still growing today with a combined market cap of 5B+, including MX, and Vivint Smart Home.