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Legalese is pioneering computational law. Legalese’s L4 programming language makes it possible to draft legal documents the way programmers develop software. L4 is a declarative, functional programming language, operationalizing deontic‐temporal modal logic to efficiently and verifiably express obligations, permissions, and prohibitions. Legalese is also developing a suite of SaaS application aimed at tech-savvy DIY end-users: its flagship app helps entrepreneurs configure and produce all the paperwork for an angel or seed round. The beta has processed over $1 million in deal volume in the last year. With open source principles at its core, Legalese has code on Github (https://github.com/legalese). The company was spun out of JFDI.Asia, Southeast Asia’s first startup accelerator. Its mascot is a pangolin.
About the Logo
“LEGALESE.COM” is set in Alegreya Bold (available on Google Fonts) all caps with some letterspacing.
The logo is based on a section sign in Alegreya Bold rotated 90º. Our version of the logo is a custom design by Huerta but in a pinch you may just use the standard glyph from the font.
Sassy Quote from Techcrunch
The original post is on Techcrunch.
To be clear, the article was written before Legalese was launched, and the source of the quote was not talking about Legalese in particular – they were talking about LegalTech startups generally. But we are a LegalTech startup and fit the description to a T.
On our Funding Round
We recently raised our first angel round of ~US$415,000. The lead investor was Walden International.
Contributors and Advisors
Meng Weng Wong is a co-founder of Legalese.com. Meng previously designed a globally deployed piece of Internet email infrastructure (published by the IETF as RFC4408), worked at the Office of the CTO at EarthLink, co-founded two high-tech startups (both acquired), and helped launch JFDI.Asia, the first seed accelerator in Singapore. As an angel and via JFDI, Meng has made over 80 early-stage investments since 2010.
Meng did a CS degree at the University of Pennsylvania, attended MBA school at the National University of Singapore, and has held visiting research fellowships at the University of Venice’s department of computational linguistics, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and most recently Stanford’s CodeX Center for Legal Informatics, working on compk.stanford.edu.
His interests include industry cluster development through entrepreneurship (reap.mit.edu) and the intersection between opensource models of community management and new systems like Holacracy and Liquid Democracy.
Dr. Virgil Griffith is an advisor and evangelist. Virgil holds a Ph.D. in theoretical neurobiology from Caltech. His previous work includes WikiScanner and onion.link, the world’s largest search engine for the dark web. The New York Times has dubbed him the “Internet Man of Mystery”. His Erdős and Bacon numbers are both 3.
Alexis Natalie Chun is a recovering lawyer, project consultant, and self-taught programmer. An advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, she received her Bachelor of Laws from Queen Mary, University of London. She has practiced litigation and corporate contract law at TSMP Law Corporation and Rajah & Tann. She was introduced to Meng by Virgil and soon thereafter became one of the co-founders of Legalese.
Ong Chiah Li is an expert on venture capital and private equity. She speaks 5 languages; in order of fluency: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, and Japanese. She carries around a mac and a kindle, works in emacs and a novice programmer in Haskell.
Johanan Ottensooser is a lawyer specialised in derivatives, financial markets and services, and asset finance and infrastructure. Johanan also codes in LISP. Johanan has a Bachelor of Law (First Class) and Bachelor of Business (Economics) from the University of Technology,
Colin Charles is an open-source and community building expert, software engineer, and business development consultant. He advises on how to build a venture-backed, commercial open-source business. Europe, U.S., APAC.
Vikram “vi” Verma is a functional programmer and dilettante mathematician. His primary interests are applications of logic (particularly type theory) to software verification, and computational interpretations of algebraic structures. Raised on post-cyberpunk fiction, into a post-cyberpunk society, he has resigned to populating its astounding science.