An Israeli legal tech company is quickly emerging and making a name for itself around the world. Say hello to the new disruptor from Israel – Darrow.
In a nutshell, Darrow’s AI-powered software scans the web to uncover otherwise "hidden" legal violations (potential claims) and builds a legal case around it, partnering with law firms to ensure compensation for victims.
Darrow is changing the way legal violations are found. Their revolutionary justice intelligence platform finds undetected legal violations on the web, and then puts together a legal case which is matched with a law firm.
Darrow believes that in a data driven world, those that lack the necessary information (which is basically everyone) are left vulnerable by the law. To combat the issue, Darrow’s software searches every crevice of the web to find real-world data that could potentially base a class action. Then, it connects points and compiles precedent. This valuable information is provided to law firms so those can litigate successfully. The intelligence software lays out the strategy and compiles advanced analytics such as probability to win and expected case value for the plaintiff and the law firm they work with.
The software is not only a helpful tool for social action, but also for lawyers and law firms. Using Darrow, legal professionals can easily find these types of class-action suits and fight for justice. Many lawyers get into the field to help others, so these are the type of morale-boosting cases that lawyers wish to represent.
Darrow was founded by Evyatar Ben Artzi, Elad Spiegelman, and Gila Hayat. The company was started out of frustration from the legal system. Ben Artzi and Spiegelman worked together in the Supreme Court, where they found several faults in the system.
For starters, a lot of the tasks that lawyers were asked to complete were repetitive and could have been automated, saving valuable time. Also, they felt that the law was failing to do what it was meant for – protecting the people. Many people are unaware that they are victims of violations, so they do not pursue the protection of the law.
When the two lawyers met Gila Hayat, they learned that the issues lay not with the legal system itself, but with data access and retrieval. If victims do not know a violation has been committed, they will never be able to be protected by the law. The three decided to come together and solve the problem in the enforcement gap by creating the Darrow Intelligence Platform.
Darrow is a relatively new company, only being established in 2020. Since then, however, they have significantly grown and even expanded to the United States. When asked why it is important for Darrow to expand to the US, co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Elad Spiegelman, proclaimed-
“America has one of the most advanced legal systems in the world and a good legal system helps the economy move forward. Due to this, America gives us the opportunity to grow even further. At the end of the day, we are a company. We want to grow. The bigger we become, the more good we could bring into the world.”
In the future, Darrow is looking to grow both vertically and horizontally. Vertical expansion refers to increasing the reach of an existing company. Darrow hopes to accomplish this form of expansion by specializing in more fields within the legal realm.
Darrow is also looking to expand horizontally, which means across different geographical locations. They have already opened an office in New York, but their sights are not limited to the big apple. Vertical and horizontal expansion is a priority for Darrow, as Spiegelman explains, “Darrow is going to be the most advanced private legal enforcement company in the world, and this is the way to get there.”
It is clear Darrow has the recipe to succeed. As Elad explains, Darrow model their company structure after several companies as well as highly recognized business strategies. For starters, Darrow emulates their company culture on Netflix’s structure, shifting from that of a typical law firm. Also, they echo their customer approach strategy after the business methodology of “Lean Startup.” Lastly, their product management strategy is inspired by the Swedish music streaming platform, Spotify.
Elad Spiegelman went on to explain that Darrow is always trying to learn and improve, and often learning comes from other companies. It will not be long until companies begin to emulate Darrow and their business structure, for the future is bright for this Israeli legal tech company (https://www.darrow.ai/).