Last spring Kyle Cushing ’11 was one of four ATO presenters at our “Tau Tank” networking lunch in Chicago. He talked about his startup, ClearContract. Here’s a quick update…
Kyle, for those who weren’t at the “Tau Tank” event, tell us a little about ClearContract and what progress you’ve made since that event?
First, thank you Dane for revitalizing the alumni community. It has been great to get to know GZ’s from multiple eras. For me it has led not only to multiple friendships but also a number of fruitful business relationships.
When I spoke at Tau Tank we were pre-product, pre-revenue and still very focused on solving a niche problem for a niche industry. Now we are working with Microsoft!
In the last year we’ve launched with a number of paying customers in the financial services space and have grown our employee base by 2.5x (what I really mean by this is we have grown our team from 2 to 5 J). Our team is currently in Seattle working with Microsoft to expand our product functionality and distribution channels. We’re leveraging the Microsoft Office suite to make it easier for attorneys and business professionals to manage their contract negotiations, regardless of length or complexity. Our market segments are expanding from solely focused on financial services to in-house counsel, commercial real estate, and consulting.Continue reading