Alexander Su has become the latest staff addition at Evisort, where he will serve as the new director of business development. His role will be as that of a corporate evangelist for Evisort, directing the public conversation about how the legal field can be empowered and streamlined by new developments in the field of computer AI, as reported in Yahoo Finance.
After graduating with a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Alex Su worked as an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell, and with the firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro. Taking an interest in how cognitive computing helped the legal field do more with less, Su then transferred to a position at Logikcull. While working with Logikcull, an eDiscovery automation company, Su helped take the company from a startup to $10 million in revenue in nineteen months.
Su’s passion is in the increasing use of artificial intelligence in the legal field, so when he heard of Evisort’s start-up and how it received a round of investor funding to the tune of $4.5 million, he took the opportunity to reach out to the company. The funding came from Village Global, a venture capital investment firm backed by such Silicon Valley elite as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos. Evisort has been the subject of much enthusiastic speculation in both the legal and technology business worlds.
Evisort, dubbed “Google for contracts,” uses AI to parse and manage documents, as well as providing a platform to integrate with software such as SharePoint, Salesforce, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Adobe Sign, and DocuSign. Products within the Evisort platform include a cloud-based AI system that mines contracts for data, and a comparison function which can take an example document and use it to find other similar documents. The company is helmed by CEO Jerry Ting, COO Jake Sussman, and CTO Amine Anoun, experts with backgrounds in MIT and Harvard Law. The team also made Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 in 2019.
Alex Su’s mission within Evisort is to build a robust sales plan and expand the company’s reach within the legal industry. In interviews, Su has expressed enthusiasm for the way Evisort has empowered the legal profession, with its tools delivering significant value to legal departments and law firms. He pegs artificial intelligence as one of the fastest-growing technologies in the legal field. CEO Jerry Ting in interviews also expressed positive visions for Su’s tenure with the company, touting his legal experience as an asset in helping him connect with potential clients’ needs.
Evisort was created in 2016 as a tech company that develops AI capable of understanding meaning and context in language, rather than having that work fall to data entry pools or paralegal assistants. Using new advances in machine learning, it provides automated contract management that automatically reads and classifies legal documents, extracting key information for handy data storage and navigation. Basically, it’s like having a clerk on hand who has read every document a business handles and has perfect memory recall, only they can also read a 30-page contract in a few seconds.
In further interviews, Evisort’s team reveals that its systems are set up to work on a “plug and play” basis, requiring no set-up because they are already pre-trained. This is one of the distinguishing differences between them and other document-handling software platforms. Another innovation is the system’s no-friction integration with systems other departments use. Evisort’s focus isn’t just on law firms, but on corporate legal teams where a legal department might have to work with sales, accounting, finance, and other related functions.