Tali, offering hands-free time tracking, was deemed to be the best new Clio integration by a panel of four judges.
- The three Matts, the founders of Tali, accept the $100,000 Launch//Code grand prize from Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder of Clio.
New Orleans, LA — Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, awarded Tali, a Portland-based startup that offers hands-free time tracking, the $100,000 Launch//Code contest grand prize. Co-founder and CEO Matt Volm accepted the award at the 2018 Clio Cloud Conference in front of a packed audience of 1,500 legal professionals.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled. Clio has been an amazing partner for Tali since day one, and Clio users are some of the most innovative attorneys out there,” said Volm. “Being named a finalist for Launch//Code was a huge honor, and I’m still in a bit of disbelief that we’ve come home with the top prize.”
Over the last year, Clio received over 50 submissions to the Launch//Code contest. Finalists were required to present a three-minute pitch on the quality of their integration, level of innovation, and market impact to a panel of industry experts, including:
- Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder of Clio
- Jules Miller, Partner at IBM’s Blockchain Accelerator and Partner and Co-founder of Prose Ventures
- Bob Ambrogi, Founder of the popular Lawsites blog and experienced legal-tech enthusiast
- Billie Tarascio, Clio customer and Owner of Modern Law
The strong and diverse group of finalists included:
- myFirmData: a custom reporting tool specifically designed for Clio
- Logikcull: cloud-based e-discovery software
- Your Firm App: law firm client management software
- Tali: conversational time tracking software
- ClientSherpa: client intake automation and forms for law firms
Co-founder and CEO Matt Volm represented Tali during the final presentations at this year’s Clio Cloud Conference where he delivered the company’s winning pitch.
Tali was named the winner due to the company’s innovative product and its potential benefit to Clio customers. By enabling lawyers to track their time through simple voice commands, completely hands-free, Tali helps open up more time for lawyers to focus on billable work.
“Since their initial launch on the Clio Platform at the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference one year ago, Tali has been something of a home-grown success story,” said Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder of Clio. “We are incredibly impressed by the the hard work that they’ve put in to delivering a great product and a great integration for Clio customers around the globe. They are absolutely deserving of the Launch//Code Grand Prize.”
Volm and his co-founders, Matt Hoiland and Matt Anthe-Washburn, were inspired to develop Tali after Volm’s wife, a practicing attorney, expressed frustration at the clunky and time-intensive process of recording her billable time. The winnings from Launch//Code will go towards further developing the app.
“For a startup like Tali, $100k is no joke, and the money will make a meaningful impact on our business going forward,” said Volm. “We plan to use the funding to accelerate product development, so we can add other voice assistants and communication channels like email and text messaging to the Tali platform. This will make it crazy efficient for Clio users to track and log their time with Tali, so they can practice more law and worry less about the administrative tasks of time tracking and time entry.”
“The Launch//Code contest has been an unequivocal success,” said Newton. “We are so proud of all the companies that entered or expressed interest in the inaugural contest.”
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Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, empowers lawyers to be both client-centered and firm focused through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including practice management, CRM and client intake software. Clio has been transforming the industry for over a decade with 150,000 customers spanning 90 countries, and the approval of over 65 bar associations and law societies globally. Clio continues to transform and lead the industry with initiatives like the Legal Trends Report, the Clio Cloud Conference, and the Clio Academic Access Program. Clio has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 company. Learn more at clio.com.
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