Fidu Wins Clio’s $100,000 Launch//Code Developer Contest Grand PrizeNovember 3, 2021
Fidu is a client experience platform that builds, systematizes, and delivers fixed-fee and subscription legal services to help law firms scale their business
3 November 2021—Vancouver, BC—Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, just announced that Fidu, a client experience platform, was named the viewer’s choice winner and the $100,000 grand prize winner in the 2021 Launch//Code Developer Contest as determined by this year’s esteemed panel of judges.
Co-founders Kim Bennett, COO, and Blaine Korte, CEO, showcased Fidu’s customizable client dashboard for subscription legal services to a live virtual audience and judging panel of industry experts, which included Victoria Hudgins, Legal Tech News Reporter, Bob Ambrogi, Publisher of LawSites blog and LawNext podcast, and Melanie Leonard, Lawyer, Clio Gold Certified Consultant, and Founder of streamlined.legal.
Bennett and Korte wowed the judges as they highlighted how Fidu functions as a single source of reference for all client interactions making it easier for firms to stay organized and for clients to access their assigned action items and support articles.
“Fidu is enabling law firms to scale their businesses while providing continuous value without working continuous hours,” said Jack Newton, CEO and Founder of Clio. “Through extensive automation and client resources libraries, Fidu is playing an instrumental role in scaling subscription legal services, closing the access to justice gap, and making the legal journey more approachable and understandable for those who need it. For their efforts, Fidu was the clear winner of this year’s Launch//Code Competition as determined by our judges and viewers.”
“What was once an idea just one year ago, has now become a thriving client experience platform. Clio was part of our story then and continues to be part of our founder story today through the Launch//Code Developer Contest,” said Kim Bennett, COO, and Co-Founder. “As a practicing attorney, Clio’s App Directory is where I go to see the latest and greatest tech for law and Blaine and I are humbled that Fidu has been awarded Clio’s ‘Best Integration’ this year.”
Fidu was one of five finalists for Clio’s 2021 Launch//Code developer contest, which also included: Candle, LawDroid Builder, Levitate and TrustBooks. Each finalist designed and developed an app integration for Clio Manage that addresses a difficulty that legal professionals face when managing their business or growing their firm. Learn more at www.clio.com/launch-code/.
Clio is transforming the legal experience for all through cloud-based and client-centred legal technology. Clio has become a company to watch on a global scale after securing a US$6M Series B investment in 2012 by German-based Acton Capital, a US$20M Series C investment in 2014 by Bessemer Venture Partners and one of the largest investments in legaltech and Canadian history in 2019 with a US$250M Series D funding round led by TCV and JMI Equity. In 2021, Clio made history again by becoming the first legal practice management unicorn globally with a US$110M Series E investment led by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and OMERS Growth Equity. Learn more at clio.com.
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