We love legal, almost as much as we love building software
Our time in BigLaw firms showed us the gross inefficiencies in engaging outside counsel - for both corporate and law firms. In the age of technology, where other departments and industries are using sophisticated tools and automated workflows, we couldn’t understand how the legal function was still stuck in manual processes and spreadsheets.
January 2016 Jim decides not to die wondering. Resigns as a partner of BigLaw. 💼
April 2016 PERSUIT founded in Melbourne, Australia.
November 2016 First product release. Crickets. 🤦
January 2017 Second product release. More crickets. 😲
July 2017 This (sh*t) is hard. 🤔
September 2017 PERSUIT’s first (paying) customer. Microsoft (A&NZ). The toughest $15k we've ever earned. Not quite what's needed to keep the lights on.
October 2017 PERSUIT fails in Australia. Miserably. The cash will soon run out. Jim packs his bags and relocates to the US. It's Do or Die. PERSUIT engages JJELLYFISH.
December 2017 We think we might be onto something. 👌
April 2018 PERSUIT lands Walmart - the world’s largest company. ✊
September 2018 37 of Global 50 Law Firms have submitted proposals on PERSUIT. ⚖
October 2018 Shell selects PERSUIT after a global RFP for a best of breed solution. 🙌
April 2019 British Telecom (BT) also selects PERSUIT after a global RFP. 🕺
May 2019 PERSUIT launches its 'Kill-Bill-Able Hour' campaign at CLOC Vegas (and the fire warden is forced to turn away attendees at PERSUIT's demo session). 👨🚒
June 2019 82 of the Global 100 and 112 of the Global 200 Law Firms have submitted proposals on PERSUIT. 🌐
July 2019 PERSUIT partners with 15+ Fortune 100 companies. 🚀 👊
October 2019 PERSUIT on fire, landing JLL, Corteva, Citi, Allergan and Facebook! 🔥
December 2019 Twilio and Square join the PERSUIT family. 👪
February 2020 PERSUIT named as the most widely used legal RFP software in HBR's Annual Survey of 225 law departments
March 2020 PERSUIT named at #6 in Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies (Enterprise). Previous #6's include Atlassian, Slack and DocuSign. WTF? 🏆
April 2020 COVID-19 hits, big-time. Businesses to decide whether to play defense or offense. PERSUIT doubles down on offense!
May 2020 PERSUIT named as most widely used RFP and e-Auction software in the 2020 Buying Legal Council Market Intelligence Report.
August 2020 Intel, TD Bank, and Stryker join the party! 🎉
October 2020 PERSUIT launches the D&I Module, making it easier for Legal Departments to invite diverse firms to compete for work.
November 2020 Over 1,000 law firms have responded to RFPs on PERSUIT, including 98% of the Global200 💼
December 2020 HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, chooses to roll out PERSUIT globally. Happy Holidays!! 🏦
May 2021 UBS joins HSBC, Citibank, and TD Bank in the banking sector's global rollout of PERSUIT
June 2021 The total value of law firm proposals put through PERSUIT reaches $3.2B, of which 89% were AFA arrangements (industry average - 16%). Are we still a start-up? 🚀
September 2021 Total value of law firm proposals put through PERSUIT breaks the $4B mark 👊
November 2021 PERSUIT announces global partnership with Deloitte to Transform Legal Department External Spend and Financial Management 🤝
March 2022 PERSUIT establishes a Dream Team Strategic Advisory Board. Check it out here!
April 2022 PERSUIT hits 50 customers, most of them in the F100! Yippee!! (We know 50 doesn't sound like many, but if you really knew how hard this gig is...😉)
May 2022 The PERSUIT team descends on CLOC Vegas doubling down on its 2019 'Kill Bill-Able-Hour' campaign (Vol II). No imagination you say? When you're on a good thing...😉
June 2022 Stay tuned, we're about to launch something pretty, pretty AWESOME...
July 2022 So what happens when you raise capital? You spend it on talent! And that’s exactly what we’ve done. PERSUIT grows from 39 PERSUITERs at the end of 2021 to 85+ strong today (That’s 100%+ growth for those of you not so good with numbers).
August 2022 Still waiting on the AWESOME launch we mentioned in June 2022? Yeah, so are we. This sh*t always takes longer than you think.
October 2022 Remember that AWESOME launch we mentioned? Well, it happened! Firm Recommender goes live to all customers of PERSUIT.
October 2022 PERSUIT & Sanofi win the Buying Legal Council 2022 Legal Procurement Teamwork Award! Click here to read more!
January 2023 PERSUIT launches The PERSUIT 50 — ranking the top most trusted firms on our platform. 48 hours. 500+ downloads. *Status quo shudders*
Built on principles
We put the customer at the center of everything we do
Our culture is based on trust, respect & inclusion
We take ownership of delivering outcomes
We seek feedback and transparency
Our leadership team consists of lawyers and engineers, providing our team with an acute understanding of the unique requirements of legal and technology, to build a platform that even lawyers love.