on a mission

We're here to make good things happen for legal changemakers

From contracts that help businesses operate ethically and efficiently, to legal services that increase access to justice for all, our products help legal changemakers across the globe grow with the power of software.

Our mission is to help legal changemakers stand on the shoulders of what they've built to take it to the next level.
One of us! One of us!

Meet the Legal Karmanites

Kory Kelly

Co-Founder & CEO

Kory leads growth and fundraising at Legal Karma out of Austin, TX. When he's not at work, he loves backpacking, reading fantasy novels, and hanging with his dog, Sully.

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Mauricio Cano

Co-Founder & CTO

Mauricio manages technology, engineering, and UI/UX at Legal Karma. His favorite hobbies are hiking and singing.

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Chris Derossi

Lead Architect

Chris is a successful serial entrepreneur with multiple exits. He is one of the original chief architects who built MacOS. Most recently, he was CTO at Verifi which was acquired by Visa in 2019.

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Sam Goldman

Mobile Engineering Lead

Sam leads mobile development at Legal Karma. When away from his computer, he’s likely skiing, playing basketball, or making professional-grade flat whites.

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Xavier Persad, J.D.

Partnerships and Services Lead

Xavier leads partnerships and services at Legal Karma out of Los Angeles, CA. In his free time, he enjoys songwriting, reading, and relaxing on the beach.

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Kevin Pray

Product Lead

Kevin began his career working for AmLaw 100 law firms. After earning his MBA, he transitioned to legal software development in product roles, bringing over a decade of knowledge of law firms' internal knowledge and cultures to the design of legal solutions.

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Could this be you?

We're hunting for amazing folks to become Legal Karmanites. Send resumes to hello@legalkarma.io to be considered to join the team.

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standing on the shoulders of giants

Advisors & Investors

Jeff Becker

Growth Advisor

Jeff has personally invested in unicorns such as Alto Pharmacy, Misfits Market, and Headspace. Prior to VC, Jeff was a leader at LinkedIn as the business grew from $600M to $10B in revenue and from IPO to acquisition by Microsoft. He serves as an investor and advisor to Legal Karma.

Ben Stokes J.D.

Growth Advisor

Ben Stokes is the founding partner of Chasing Rainbows an early-stage investment fund specifically aimed at creating more equality in startup funding by investing in founders who come from underrepresented backgrounds - particularly those from the LGBTQ+ community.

Anthony Nolte

Financial Advisor

Mr. Nolte has over thirty years experience in corporate finance and legal working for PE and VC backed companies, large and small publicly traded corporations and privately held companies. He currently sits on the board, advises and/or invests in start-ups including financial services, cyber security, SaaS, and others.

Sean Kendra

Financial Advisor

Sean Kendra is currently Vice President of Finance at Formstack, after previously serving as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Development at Kyriba. Prior to this, Sean spent ~7 years in Private Equity, focusing on high-growth SaaS businesses, at Silver Lake Sumeru and the subsequent spin-out fund, Sumeru Equity Partners.

Samir Madhav

Financial Advisor

Samir has personally invested in unicorn CaptivateIQ, energy storage startup Piersica and marketing platform Influencify. Outside of investing, Samir leads Strategic Finance and FP&A at Zenni Optical. He serves as an investor and advisor to Legal Karma.

Lindsay Powell

Marketing Advisor

Lindsay brings deep insight and experience of marketing products to B2B clients. Currently CMO of Tech Ranch, he is an angel investor, mentor, and published author.

Institutional Investors

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