Amir Reshef always dreamed of joining a tech company, he just never thought that it would have to be his own.
“I kind of always assumed that I would be employee 10 or 100,” Reshef says. “My plan was to practice five years as a corporate lawyer, have a lot of skills [and then] go join a tech company.”
But instead of arriving fashion-ably late to a burgeoning startup, Reshef signed on surprisingly early as the co-founder of dealcloser, a legal tech company designed to address the mountains of paperwork Reshef encountered while practicing corporate law.
“A startup is like spinning like a bunch of plates at the same time. And you need everything happening at once, which is what makes it so hard.”
Thanks to dealcloser, law firms can digitally track, exchange and modify transactional documents, as opposed to surrendering to the joint-aching work of a major transaction. And although carving out dealcloser’s niche initially had its difficulties, developments like the pandemic have helped thaw law firms’ notorious resistance towards going digital.
“If you’re buying a company, there can be dozens or hundreds or thousands of documents involved. And each document might have multiple versions,” he says. “So it’s just a nightmare of a process.
“It was tough at first. But, over time, you find the early adopters and you turn that into more traction, and you turn that into more traction, and you continue to Develop the product.”