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About Us

We Unravel the Law

Ravel Law is a new legal search, analytics, and visualization platform. Ravel enables lawyers to find, contextualize, and interpret information that turns legal data into legal insights. Ravel's array of powerful tools – which include data-driven, interactive visualizations and analytics – transforms how lawyers understand the law and prepare for litigation. In today's global and increasingly digital world, Ravel empowers attorneys to benefit from this huge influx of information and find value in it.

In 2012, Ravel spun out of Stanford University's Law School, Computer Science Department, and d.school, with the support of CodeX (Stanford's Center for Legal Informatics).

We're based in San Francisco, California.

Management Team

Daniel Lewis - CEO and Co-Founder of Ravel

Co-founder and CEO Daniel Lewis has a JD from Stanford Law ('12) and a BA from Johns Hopkins. Prior to law school, he worked as a national energy and transportation policy analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC.

Nik Reed - COO and Co-Founder of Ravel

Co-founder and CEE Nik Reed has a BA and JD from Stanford, and a MSc in Management from HEC Paris. Prior to law school, he worked in management consulting with a focus on Corporate Strategy.

Meet the Ravelers

Data

Caleb got a PhD from University of Texas in biomedical informatics, which he puts to good use at Ravel by text mining legal databases. Caleb consumes massive amounts of caffeine and is a rabid hip hop fan. When he is not at Ravel, his awesome cat perches on his shoulder like a parrot.

Tyler is a natural language processing researcher and a software engineer at Ravel. He graduated from Stanford with a master’s degree in statistics and machine learning. He’s a hard-core soccer and tennis player, a novice drinker and an expert in Vietnamese names.

Systems

Jordan is a Ravel pioneer. He met Daniel and Nik while pursuing his computer science degree at Stanford, and worked with them to build the Ravel prototype. This nocturnal programmer can do back flips continuously for hours and wishes he could have written this bio using only emoticons.

Jeremy came to Ravel because he felt it was a great opportunity to use his math degree from Georgia Tech to solve challenging problems and utilize his web development and database skills. He taught English in Korea and is eager to practice his Korean at Ravel…by ordering Korean barbecue.

Pradeep drives search efforts at Ravel. He holds a PhD from Penn State and worked previously on CiteSeerX, Outdu and at YP. His interests span information retrieval, cloud computing and machine learning systems. He enjoys learning new things about cooking and watching football games.

UI

Kamal does fascinating things with computers for Ravel including designing and developing the web site. His encyclopedic knowledge of random facts is both entertaining and valuable in trivia. He paints, sings, plays guitar, and his most recent adventure before Ravel was stone carving in India. In a past life he completed a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech.

Tony has a PhD from Stanford, where he studied electrical engineering and neuroscience. Before joining Ravel, Tony led the user interface engineering team at Addepar. Now he focuses on creating unique visualizations to redefine legal research. Tony is passionate about physical education and recently completed a book on fitness and movement education.

Carmen is a front-end engineer at Ravel, which she felt was a logical next step after getting her BA in political science from Brown University. She has worked as a research assistant, a civic educator, a graphic designer for her college a cappella group, and a part-time farmer. She has no siblings and plays no sports.

Product
Lily Robinton - Legal Developer and Counsel

Lily has a JD from UCLA and joined Ravel after practicing commercial and IP litigation for nearly four years. At Ravel, she focuses on student and firm outreach, business development, and marketing. Lily’s dog Luna is the Ravel mascot. She loves cheese plates and may or may not be a direwolf.

Cory Bray - Director of Sales

Cory is Ravel’s Director of Sales. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and has several years of experience in sales, finance, and operations. Cory has spent the last few years selling state-of-the-art analytics software to companies across the US, and is excited about applying this experience to the legal field. His favorite activities are dunking basketballs and winning long drive contests in golf tournaments.

Advisors

Matthew Burkley, CEO Genscape, Harvard Business School

Michael Dearing, Harrison Metal, faculty at Stanford d.school

Larry Kramer, Dean of Stanford Law School 2004-2012, President of the Hewlett Foundation

Asif Makhani, Director of Engineering, Search at LinkedIn

Paul Santinelli, Partner at North Bridge, previously a Director at Red Hat and CEO of NOCpulse

Tim Stanley, CEO of Justia, Founder of FindLaw

Heather Cameron, former Vice President of Western Division at Thomson Reuters

Investors

North Bridge
Ron Dolin
X-Fund
New Enterprise Associates
Cooley
Ulu Ventures
Work-Bench

Work With Us

If you're a programmer interested in the law, a lawyer interested in tech, or a designer interested in data visualization, contact us at jobs@ravellaw.com.