Georgian Partners leads DISCO’s $83 mln follow-on round

DISCO, an Austin, Texas-based enterprise legal technology company, has raised US$83 million in its latest financing, bringing total funding to US$135 million.

The round was led by Canadian growth equity firm Georgian Partners, with participation from existing investors. Georgian Partner Tyson Baber joined the board.

Founded in 2012, DISCO applies artificial intelligence and cloud computing to legal problems to help lawyers improve outcomes for their clients.

The funds raised will be used for scaling U.S. and global operations. The company plans to open several international offices over the next few years, including in Canada.

PRESS RELEASE

DISCO Raises $83 Million, Bringing Total Investment to $135 Million

With Latest Investment Led by Georgian Partners, DISCO is Now the Best Funded Company in Enterprise Legal Technology

January 24, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Legal technology company DISCO today announced an $83 million investment led by Georgian Partners, a Toronto-based venture-capital firm with deep expertise in applied artificial intelligence. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, The Stephens Group, and venture-debt provider Comerica all participated in the round. Tyson Baber, a partner at Georgian Partners, joined DISCO’s board of directors.

DISCO has raised $135 million, more than any other enterprise legaltech company. This investment reflects the market’s consolidation behind DISCO as the leading cloud ediscovery platform, and the growing customer consensus that cloud ediscovery will replace legacy ediscovery services vendors and software providers.

The scale of this investment reflects investors’ belief that ediscovery is just the beginning: that legal technology will impact the entire $437 billion legal market.1 DISCO will use this investment to accelerate its growth in the $12.5 billion ediscovery2 market — and to bring its unique combination of world-class engineering and legal expertise to building products that transform other areas of legal practice.

“DISCO’s mission is to create technology to modernize the practice of law,” said DISCO founder and CEO Kiwi Camara. “Great legal technology helps great lawyers and legal teams deliver better legal outcomes for their clients. We do this in ediscovery today; over time, we will do this in all areas of legal practice.”

“Artificial intelligence is poised to transform the legal industry. As a trusted partner to hundreds of enterprise clients, DISCO is ahead of the curve in securely applying artificial intelligence,” said Tyson Baber, Partner at Georgian Partners. “We are excited to help DISCO accelerate as they drive the speed of innovation in this industry and find better ways to serve legal professionals around the world.”

In addition to rapidly scaling up U.S. operations, DISCO will use this investment to continue aggressive international growth. DISCO opened its London office in October 2018 and plans to establish offices in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America over the next several years, both to serve local markets and to better serve its existing multinational clientele.

About DISCO

DISCO is a legal technology company that applies artificial intelligence and cloud computing to legal problems to help great lawyers and legal teams improve legal outcomes for their clients. Corporate legal departments, law firms, and government agencies around the world use DISCO as their ediscovery solution for compliance, disputes, and investigations. For more information, visit www.csdisco.com.

About Georgian Partners

Georgian Partners is a thesis-driven growth equity firm investing in SaaS-based business software companies exploiting applied artificial intelligence, conversational AI, and trust. Founded by successful entrepreneurs and technology executives, Georgian Partners leverages its global software expertise to be able to directly impact the success of companies. For more information, visit www.georgianpartners.com.

1 Thomson Reuters

2 IDC

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DISCO Public Relations
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