Legal Tech Industry Landscape

One of our fabulous associate interns, Jodie Miller, put together an extensive report on the legal tech industry landscape - please check it out below. We hope this document can serve as a resource for future deeper dives and due diligence sessions on companies in the legal tech space. This project is a work in progress, and we hope it can be a useful starting part for anyone who comes across it. We look forward to hearing everyone's feedback and additions.

Moving Forward and Beyond: Our Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Harassment

The business case for supporting diverse teams is cut and dried. This blog is not the place for a recap of the comprehensive and compelling data on the topic. Instead, we want to move the conversation forward from “Why?” to “Here’s how.”

The past year, and especially the past month since International Women’s Day, has exploded with new voices, organizations, and initiatives for moving the tech and venture industries forward. It has sparked conversation and, more importantly, action, not just in the broader community but also in our own tight-knit office at Laconia.

When I received an offer to join Laconia full-time about a year and a half ago, I was ecstatic. Having entered the VC world at age 19, I had already learned the hard way how important it is to work with advocates and allies. My decision to join Laconia full-time was solidified in no small part by Jeffrey’s & David’s demonstrated commitments to transparency, inclusiveness, and empowerment.

So, You Bet Your SaaS on IoT!

Various estimates peg the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices deployed in the market to be between 6 to 7 billion, and that number is expected to grow over 8 times in the next 3 years. To illustrate an example of an IoT device, imagine a parking spot with sensors installed. These sensors send data on the availability of that parking spot to a local internet-enabled gateway that ultimately communicates the information to the car drivers (through their navigation systems) in that vicinity – in this case, and in any similar scenario in which sensors enable communication between physical objects and Internet-enabled systems, we are talking about IoT devices.