Reed Smith uses Heretik's machine solution learning to cut review time by 70%
When a large global technology company was gearing up for a looming transaction, Reed Smith was tasked with managing and tracking contract negotiations from multiple parties. Jumping into the contracts on a Friday morning, they utilized Heretik’s Viewer to cut review time by 70%—getting their weekend back and closing the deal by Monday.
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Microsoft Series A Podcast: AI, Contracts, and Legal Disription with Heretik's Andy Abbott
For every deal, there’s a document. Actually, potentially hundreds of thousands or even millions of them. But thriving Chicago startup Heretik is leveraging AI to help the legal world search, sort through and analyze contracts, dramatically cutting the time and money spent in contract review.
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Beyond eDiscovery: Relativity’s Legal Tech ‘App Store’ Strategy

August 2018 – Artificial Lawyer recently caught up with Shawn Gaines, the Director of Product and Community Marketing, at ediscovery platform Relativity and asked him if he could tell us some more about the company’s ambitious growth strategy to create a ‘legal tech app store’.

Love where you work: Inside 7 of Chicago's hottest tech offices

July 2018 – Loving what you do is important, as is loving where you do it. That’s why these Chicago tech companies have gone above and beyond to design office spaces that encourage collaboration and creativity while also providing plenty of spaces to disconnect and socialize.

Relativity on Its Hub Platform Strategy + How the Legal AI World Fits In

June 2018 – Artificial Lawyer recently caught up with Drew Deitch, Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Relativity to find out some more about where the company is heading.

1871 Releases 2017 Annual Report

May 2018 – 1871 announced Friday the release of its 2017 Annual Report. The Annual Report — which is full of stories and statistics — illustrates the ways in which 1871 expanded opportunities for Chicago's entrepreneurial community in calendar year 2017.

Why 6 Chicagoans left corporate life for startups

May 2018 – Heretik Data Scientist Jannie Chang left her corporate law career to become a pioneer in data science and legal technology, and she's not alone! Check out this article about six impressive technologists who left their corporate jobs to join a startup!

REED SMITH USES HERETIK'S MACHINE LEARNING SOLUTION TO cut contract review time by 70%

May 2018 – When a large global technology company was gearing up for a looming transaction, Reed Smith was tasked with managing and tracking contract negotiations from multiple parties. Jumping into the contracts on a Friday morning, they utilized Heretik’s Viewer to cut review time by 70%—getting their weekend back and closing the deal by Monday.

Meet Heretik – M&A Due Diligence Review on the Relativity Platform

May 2018 – A new legal AI-driven contract review company, Heretik, which operates primarily through the well-known Relativity eDiscovery platform, could well be the shape of things to come.

Microsoft Series A: AI, CONTRACTS AND A LEGAL DISRUPTION – ANDY ABBOTT of HERETIK

May 2018 – For every deal, there’s a document. Actually, potentially hundreds of thousands or even millions of them. But thriving Chicago startup Heretik is leveraging AI to help the legal world search, sort through and analyze contracts, dramatically cutting the time and money spent in contract review.

Using Analytics To Detect Legal Risk

May 2018 – From analyzing contracts to tracking litigation metrics, advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, programming are transforming legal services and revolutionizing the practice of law.

eDiscovery Meets Contract Review: Live Conversation With Heretik CEO Charlie Connor

May 2018 – "Our vision is more than efficiencies, it’s about building a solution that would connect expert problem-solvers with the most important, thrilling, and profitable parts of their work."

The Secret Ingredient to Relativity App Development

May 2018 – The definition of a law firm is shifting as firms invest in technology to stave off competitors and give clients what they want. Reed Smith's Bryon Bratcher and Heretik CEO Charlie Connor explain mutual benefits of a strategic partnership between law firms and tech companies.

Law Firms Are Investing in Tech Before It Overtakes Them

March 2018 – The definition of a law firm is shifting as firms invest in technology to stave off competitors and give clients what they want. Reed Smith's Bryon Bratcher and Heretik CEO Charlie Connor explain mutual benefits of a strategic partnership between law firms and tech companies.

Meet Joe Hirasawa | Heretik Chief Revenue Officer

March 2018Joe joins Heretik with years of experience in enterprise collaboration software. In this video, he shares his excitement around helping firms drive more revenue, mitigate risk, and increase inefficiencies through implementing our machine learning technology.

Relativity Ready to Go Beyond E-Discovery

February 2018 – In this podcast, LTN’s Ian Lopez sits down with Relativity’s Shawn Gaines to discuss Relativity’s rebranding and strategy, the future of cloud technology and more.

Legal Tech In 2018: Could This Be The Year That Biglaw Strikes Back?

February 2018 – Is your firm working on something innovative? It better be if it wants to keep up with the competition.

Meet Jannie Chang | Heretik Data Scientist

February 2018Jannie began her career as a litigation support attorney, but soon realized her real passion was technology. Watch this video to learn how she transitioned to a career in data science and why she's so passionate about legal technology.

How I Raised It with Charlie Connor of Heretik

February 2018 – This episode of How I Raised It features Charlie Connor of Heretik, a SaaS-based contract review platform located in Chicago and funded by Chicago Ventures, Corazon Capital, and Relativity. Charlie discusses the Chicago startup scene and taking strategic capital.

5 Questions on Opening Your Transactional Portfolio

January 2018 – In a buyer's market for legal services, more law firms are adding industry groups and practice areas to differentiate themselves from competitors. As law firms look to distinguish their client offerings and create new revenue streams, where can they start and what should they be thinking about?

Meet David Barnes | Heretik co-founder & Chief architect

January 2018 – Years ago, Heretik Co-founder David Barnes began his career as a software engineer at RelativityHQ. Watch this video to learn more about how he is expanding his experience in e-Discovery to build contract review solutions.

Could this company become Chicago's own Salesforce?

January 2018 – For Heretik, building on Relativity allows us to leverage years of security, maintenance, and infrastructure development and get straight to solving problems.

50 Chicago Startups to Watch in 2018

January 2018 – Heretik CEO & Co-founder Charlie Connor sits down with Ari Kaplin to discuss the genesis of Heretik, how it works, ways that the technology helps clients grow their practices, and the impact of the company’s culture and leadership philosophy on product development and client service

Doing more with the data you find

January 2018 – Heretik CEO & Co-founder Charlie Connor sits down with Ari Kaplin to discuss the genesis of Heretik, how it works, ways that the technology helps clients grow their practices, and the impact of the company’s culture and leadership philosophy on product development and client service.

Many Businesses Are Expected to Move Forward With Machine Learning in 2018

December 2017 – There’s no shortage of technology providers offering machine-learning solutions to age-old business problems. Now, as organizations in various industries continue hiring for tech-focused roles, 2018 may be the year machine learning truly takes off.

When it Comes to M&A, Culture Eats Contracts for Breakfast

December 2017 – The firms that bring culture into the fold will create better business decisions, protect their client from liability, and increase transaction success rate.

BOOTSTRAPPING IN AMERICA: CHARLIE CONNOR & ANDY ABBOTT OF HERETIK

December 2017 – Charlie Connor and Andy Abbott are two of the Co-founders of Heretik. Heretik is a Chicago-based software company that uses machine learning to make the contract review process smarter, helping attorneys identify risks, obligations, and opportunities in contracts.

Legal-software startup raises $2.4 million

December 2017 – The funding was led by Sam Yagan's Corazon Capital and included existing investors Chicago Ventures and Relativity. Heretik CEO Charlie Connor and one of his co-founders, David Barnes, previously worked at Chicago-based Relativity, formerly called kCura.

Chicago Tech Raised $113M in December

December 2017 – Chicago-area tech and startup companies received at least $113 million in venture capital funding in December as the year comes to a close. It’s a dip from November, when Chicago tech raised more than $184 million. But it’s still a strong finish to a year full of major investments.

Heretik scoops up $2.4M for data-driven document review software

December 2017 – Heretik, a Chicago startup specializing in contract review software, announced on Tuesday that it has raised a $2.4 million seed round. Corazon Capital led the round, which also saw participation from Chicago Ventures and Relativity — a legal software provider and one of Chicago’s biggest tech employers.

What Role Will Relativity Play In The Future of Legal Disruption?

October 2017 – Relativity is making a real investment in innovation, and they want more lawyers learning about disruptive trends and startups.