Danish legaltech startup Contractbook raises $9.4m to accelerate data-driven document automation
Contractbook, a legal tech automation company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, announced it has closed on a $9.4 million Series A investment round, led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from existing investors, including Gradient Ventures. Less than a year ago, Gradient Ventures, which is Google's AI-focused venture fund, led the company's €3.5 million seed round.
Companies in every industry are motivated to reduce manual and paper-based processes. Yet, many of the tools in the market only offer partial solutions, leaving most SMBs to rely on multiple workflow partners, resulting in greater costs and lost productivity. Contractbook solves this problem by providing a collaborative cloud-based platform that manages the end-to-end contract lifecycle.
Niels Martin Brøchner, CEO and Co-founder, Contractbook: "We're just at the beginning of our mission to deliver the world's most advanced contract lifecycle management system. We've invested in future-proofing our customers' businesses since inception and are only beginning to see the results of data-driven document automation. I'm excited to partner with our new investors as we continue to grow our customer base, expand into the U.S. market and offer customers a smarter way to work with contracts."
100,000 active users across more than 2,000 customers use Contractbook for its comprehensive contract lifecycle management system to create, sign, store, organize, and analyze all their contracts in a single, fully automated workflow. Integrated with a suite of business intelligence tools, Contractbook's technology enables greater process automation and seamless business operations for its customers. The new funding will allow the European company to expand its operations into the U.S. market and accelerate the rollout of new smart contract analysis features that will result in further time savings and productivity improvements for customers.
Mary D'Onofrio, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners: "The organic virality of the product has impressed upon us that Contractbook's quick geographical growth is evidence for the global demand for document automation's expansion. Contractbook's CLM-platform solves key pain points for SMBs in a lightweight, easy-to-use product that has immediate customer ROI by automating work. We see Contractbook as being the 2.0 of document automation."
In connection with the investment round, Mary D'Onofrio and David Cowan, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, will join Contractbook's board of directors.
David Cowan, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners: "When we saw how delighted people are to use and share Contractbook, we had to invest. Who'd have thought contract workflow automation could be such a sexy business?"