994: The Legal Tech Startup Story Behind Persuit


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Jim Delkousis is the CEO and Founder of Persuit, a small tech firm that is working with some of the biggest names in the Fortune 100. But Jim's tech journey is not your average tech startup story.

Delkousis spent 15 years as a high-powered lawyer in Australia and Dubai, then decided that the industry wasn't doing its client's right. Nobody knew what a fair price for lawyers was, so everyone overpaid. Jim quit his job and moved to the US to build Persuit - a firm that lets clients offer up legal projects for law firms to bid on.

Persuit is early in its journey. But they've already signed up clients like Walmart, Citi, Shell and Johnson & Johnson, to name a few. They all love Persuit for the simple reason they get a better price from law firms and - for the first time - actual data on the industry.

A team of lawyers and engineers, provided the team at Persuit with an acute understanding of the unique requirements of legal and technology to build a platform that even lawyers love.

In addition to taking the pain out of the RFP process, Persuit allows clients to:

* Drive Healthy Competition among their Panel Law Firms * Build Centralized & Scalable Processes * Scales AFAs * Unlock Data-Driven Insights * Promote Collaboration With Law Firms

However, the real star of the show is the very human story behind this legal tech company. An unconventional founder disrupting a huge industry is possibly one of the most inspirational stories that I have heard.

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