Legal Data Startup Trellis Expands to New York, Florida and Texas
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Trellis Research Inc an AI-powered state trial court legal research and analytics platform that aims to be the Google of state trial records, announced Monday it has expanded to New York, Florida and Texas. Until now, it has only been available in California.
Nicole Clark was a business litigation and employment attorney before starting Trellis in Los Angeles in 2017 along with Chief Product Officer Alon Schwartz
"We're excited to bring our intelligent AI-powered analytics to new jurisdictions" said Trellis CEO and co-founder Nicole Clark in a written statement. "State trial courts have historically been a black box - where little to no information was accessible. We're turning that black box into a crystal ball."
Clark was a business litigation and employment attorney before starting Trellis in Los Angeles in 2017 along with Chief Product Officer Alon Schwartz, an early Myspace employee who also co-founded unGlue, a modern parental control solution.
Trellis was ranked #2 on the dot.LA/Pitchbook list of hottest L.A. companies published in March. The company most recently raised $4.5 million of Series A seed 2 funding in a deal led by Craft Ventures in February, putting the company's pre-money valuation at $12 million, according to Pitchbook data.
Revel Partners, Okapi Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Intrepid Technology also participated in the round.
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Genies CEO Akash Nigam.
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