Trellis Research, a Los Angeles, CA-based research tool for litigators, raised $2M in seed funding.
The round was led by Okapi Venture Capital, with participation from Craft Ventures and Sequoia Scout, Revel Ventures and Intrepid Ventures, Earthlink founder and CEO Sky Dalton, former Federal Communications Commissioner Julius Genachowski, Clutter CEO Brian Thomas, and Wayne Cheng, who sold Crashalytics to Google.
The company intends to use the funds to expand into additional markets.
Created by CEO Nicole Clark, Trellis leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to allow attorneys to research issues and judges, prepare motions targeted to their trial judge’s preferences, and predict settlement ranges and class member payouts.
When Trellis launches in New York in late 2019, the platform will be available to 25 percent of the nation’s 3 million lawyers.
Clark is a career litigator who developed the idea for the tool for her own use while litigating at an AM100 law firm in Los Angeles.
Trellis is a graduate of Techstars LA 2018.