Clio is the first organization to win Company of the Year (Anchor Success), presented by the British Columbia Technology Association, which recognizes BC-based companies of large scale and impact.
This was the first year the BC Tech Association honoured an established leader in the BC technology industry with this designation. To qualify for an Anchor Success a nominee needed to be BC-based, be more than five years old, have more than 200 employees, and have revenues of more than $50 million. Established over a decade ago, Clio was the first-to-market provider of cloud-based practice management software. The company now boasts over 400 employees and a user base of over 150,000 legal professionals in over 100 countries—more than any competitor.
“It’s a true honour to be named the first Anchor Success Company of the Year,” said Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder of Clio. “This is a monumental moment for us, but also for the history of BC’s technology industry. In recognizing companies of different scales, we get a more nuanced understanding of the impact BC companies are having on the world—and of the opportunity that exists within this wonderful province for new technologies to thrive.”
From the beginning, Clio has sought to reimagine how lawyers manage their firms by bringing them up to speed with 21st-century technology. As an early disruptor in the legal space, and with competitors following closely behind, Jack and Rian quickly established themselves as a mature company with a reliable customer base and streamlined product execution that allowed them to achieve rapid growth and profitability. That led to a $6-million Series B investment in 2012 by German-based Acton Capital, and a $20-million Series C investment in 2014 by Bessemer Venture Partners.
In just over 10 years, Clio has set the standard for cloud-based technology and now offers two products: practice management software, and client intake and legal CRM software. Now, Clio has expanded operations across five offices internationally, earned unmatched trust in its brand, and is rapidly growing its customer base.
Industry leaders across the legal and technology spaces have taken note of Clio’s impact and market position.
“Clio is the 800-pound gorilla of practice management…But perhaps more significantly for Clio than size, it has established itself as a key force in driving development and innovation in law — not just for itself, but across the industry more broadly,” wrote Bob Ambrogi, one of the most trusted authorities on legal technology, on his website LawSites Blog.
This award adds to the impressive list of designations Clio has been proud to accept this past year, including Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte, and Most Innovative Customer Service by International Customer Management Institute.
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 legal practice management, client intake and legal CRM 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 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.
About the TIAs
Founded in 1994 by the BC Tech Association, the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) celebrate the successes of the technology industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map. The TIAs are the longest-running and largest technology award program in BC, presented in June in front of an audience of more than 1,000 technology leaders and industry supporters.
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