Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Creating the future of legal analysis, U of T startup Blue J raised US $9M Series B funding to accelerate the development and adoption of the company’s flagship tax analysis platform. The round was led by Generation Ventures and includes participation from returning investors Relay Ventures, Mistral Venture Partners and LDV Partners.

The legal tech startup was co-founded by Benjamin Alarie in 2015 alongside fellow Faculty of Law members Albert Yoon and Anthony Niblett, as well as former IBM enterprise software developer Brett Janssen. 

Blue J’s machine learning algorithms are used to scan thousands of judicial decisions in search of patterns that can help predict the outcome of future cases. The findings are then presented to lawyers along with the relevant case law, saving time and money. The startup received early support from the Creative Destruction Lab and UTEST, two of U of T's 10+ accelerators.

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