Kira Insights

March 4, 2020

Is Coronavirus Infecting Your Supply Chain? What Real Chinese Contracts Say About Force Majeure

The Impact of Coronavirus on Businesses In addition to its human toll, the current coronavirus outbreak has wreaked havoc on global supply chains and commodities markets.

September 10, 2019

One year in, reflections on going from bootstrapped to (heavily) funded

A year ago this week we announced Kira Systems’ $50M Series A investment from Insight Venture Partners. It’s a good time to reflect on what its meant for our business and me.

May 22, 2018

6 Insights into Equity Cure Provisions in 2017 Q3 + Q4 U.S. Credit Agreements

The Equity Cure Provision Study In order to demonstrate how Kira’s credit agreement provisions could be used to conduct a deal points study, we tested our software on the prevalence of and variation in equity cure provisions in U.

April 6, 2018

Highlights from the NYCLTM March 2018 Meetup

Last week, Kira Systems attended the NYC Legal Tech Meetup (NYCLTM) at Morrison & Foerster offices. The March meetup included networking, a presentation on AI tech, and an “Understanding Legal in AI” panel discussion.

March 18, 2015

Will your next lawyer be a machine? - Presentation at SXSW

Sunday, at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference, Nicole Bradick of CuroLegal and I presented on “Will Your Next Lawyer Be A Machine?

May 23, 2012

My Co-Worker is a Robot: The [Coming] Age of Legal Informatics Presentation Video

Here’s a video of Alex’s and my presentation at lawTechCamp 2012 (held on May 12, 2012 in Toronto, Canada) titled My Co-Worker is a Robot: The [Coming] Age of Legal Informatics.

February 6, 2012

Stepping Out!

I’m happy to report that we now have a website that says what we do. Which is build software that helps users review contracts and organize their findings.

June 2, 2011

Going Beyond Providing Just Great Legal Advice

The New York Times just ran an interesting article on how (1) legal outsourcing firms are creating jobs for American lawyers, (2) legal outsourcers are growing—they “made an estimated $400 million in revenue in 2010 … which was just a tiny fraction of the world’s $200-billion-a-year legal market.

May 5, 2011

A less gilded future?

The Economist had a very good article today on changes and challenges for large law firms. Well worth reading. A few points prompted by it: