Aiming to help give legal tech startups a leg up, LexisNexis today announced the launch of a legal tech accelerator. It will be located in the Menlo Park, Calif., offices of its legal analytics unit, Lex Machina, and will be led by Lex Machina’s CEO Josh Becker.

Josh Becker

Josh Becker

“The accelerator will leverage the vast content resources of LexisNexis, deep expertise in legal, technology and startup domains, and industry-leading market position to assist program participants,” an announcement said.

The announcement said that startups that participate in the program will bet the benefit of:

  • Knowledge. Access to the full store of legal data available through LexisNexis.
  • Tools. Access to cutting-edge tools and technologies from LexisNexis.
  • Mentorship. Weekly hands-on sessions with Becker and other LexisNexis executives on topics such as growing companies, technology and product development, and building a strong company culture.
  • Education. Strategy sessions on various topics, including selling to legal departments and law firms; running an agile product development organization; leveraging legal data; best practices in customer success, marketing and fundraising.
  • Connections. The ability to leverage Lex Machina’s relationships with Stanford University and other Bay Area schools, businesses, VCs and influencers.
  • Workspace. Space for up to three people for three months inside Lex Machina’s offices.

Startups wanting more information on the project or that are interested in applying should email Alex Oh (

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