Court Innovations, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based platform to resolve and negotiate infractions and lesser misdemeanors, raised over $1.8m in funding.
The round was led by the Belle Michigan Fund with participation from Northern Michigan Angels, Michigan Angel Fund, the student-led Social Venture Fund at the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and private investors. Funders also included those who invested in the company through its 4(a)(6) offering through Netcapital.
Led by CEO MJ Cartwright, Court Innovations expands access to the courts for citizens who cannot miss work or family care to attend court, or who fear coming to court because of their race, ethnicity, or immigration status.
With its Matterhorn product, anyone can use a mobile phone or computer to resolve and negotiate infractions and lesser misdemeanors. Citizens use it to resolve traffic and parking tickets, warrants, family court compliance, plea online, or file a small claims civil case.
The company, a spin out from University of Michigan’s Law School, intends to use the funds to roll out its Matterhorn product nationally.