A top VC firm is investing million in a startup that’s helping lawyers win more cases, faster

EverlawEverlaw CEO and founder AJ Shankar In the late 2000’s, AJ Shankar was a grad student in UC Berkeley’s computer science department when a local law by firm came in looking for a technical expert on a case.  It led Shankar to stay on as a moonlighting consultant with the law firm while he finished his degree. And in 2010, he took everything he learned at the law firm and founded his startup Everlaw. Today, Everlaw announces an $8.1 million round of funding from high-profile VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, with ex-Microsoft Windows boss Steven Sinofsky joining the company’s board.  Everlaw is a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help lawyers quickly and easily sift through the “couple million documents” of emails, reports, and presentations that winning a big case can require, as Shankar describes it.…


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