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LawNext Podcast: Logikcull Cofounder Andy Wilson on 10 Years of Disrupting and Democratizing E-Discovery

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May 23, 2023
LawNext Podcast: Logikcull Cofounder Andy Wilson on 10 Years of Disrupting and Democratizing E-Discovery


This year marks the 10th anniversary of Logikcull, the company that CEO Andy Wilson and CTO Sheng Yang founded with the goal of automating and democratizing e-discovery. But the company actually evolved out of an earlier company the pair founded in 2004, Logik Systems, to digitize archaic paper-based discovery workflows where lawyers would print emails to paper to review them. While that first company saw rapid growth and even made the Inc 500 in 2009 at number 181, the Great Recession took the wind out of its sails and caused the two founders to reassess their business model.

Aiming to automate what they had previously done manually, they set to work on a new product, eventually launching Logikcull as one of the earliest cloud-based e-discovery platforms. Not only did they aim to automate the process, but also to democratize it by making that automation affordable and accessible for anyone.

Ten years after launching Logikcull, Wilson joins me to discuss the growth of the company and the evolution of its platform, which Wilson says is seeing record usage. Among other things, Wilson discusses the challenges the company faced in getting lawyers to trust their documents to a cloud-based platform, how lawyers’ perspective on the cloud has changed in recent years, and how a new generation of AI could impact e-discovery in the future.

This is Wilson’s second time on LawNext. In April 2019, I interviewed him in-person at Logikcull’s headquarters in San Francisco. Among the many changes for the company since then is that it has shut down those offices and one 100 percent virtual.

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