Today, Hence Technologies was announced as a winner of Zurich Insurance‘s Global Innovation Championship. Out of 3,500 applications, Hence joins 12 other winners in applying cutting-edge technology to pushing the insurance industry forward.  In particular, Hence is focused on how enterprises select and work with lawyers at scale. This is a massive challenge in the insurance industry where

Revantage Innovates Management of Law Firm Relationships with Hence Technologies


Revantage, which provides leading corporate services to portfolio companies of one of the most prominent private equity firms, has partnered with Hence Technologies to transform how they use data to establish, evaluate, and build relationships with external law firms. Revantage’s team, from paralegals to attorneys (including the Chief Legal Officer), are using Hence to quickly

With Palantir Foundry Hence Aims to Improve Legal Buying

Hence’s co-founders are not your average legal techies. Sean West was in a senior role at famed geopolitical risk consultancy, the Eurasia Group, and Steve Heitkamp, who used to work at ‘Big Data’ analysis pioneer Palantir, has spent years focused on security and political risk, including for the US Department of Defense. Moreover, as tech news site Vox noted in 2020,

Hence secures $1.8M seed to grow its legal services sourcing technology

Team Hence

Hence Technologies, a Kigali- and London-based startup that uses data and AI to match companies with external legal service providers is set to scale its precision-matching engine after raising $1.8 million in seed funding from various institutions and angel investors. This brings the total amount raised by the startup, so far, to $2.6 million. The

Startups — it’s time to ditch your CEO


Startup founders face an existential paradox. They are encouraged to ignore the experts, abandon best practices and disrupt the status quo. At the same time, they’re told to inherit the rigid leadership structures of the boring and staid corporations they purport to disrupt.  This includes an implicit assumption that there is or will be a

Hence fuels growth with strategic hire

Hence Technologies Ltd. has today announced the appointment of Boko Inyundo as Director, Strategic Relations. In this new role, Boko will fuel Hence’s growth as the premier software platform for selecting and managing external lawyers and law firm relationships in the US$800bn global annual market for legal services. Hence is a London- and Kigali-based technology

Hence Technologies to Leverage Palantir Foundry

Hence announced today that it is now among the first start-ups globally to leverage the Palantir Foundry platform. This bolsters Hence’s already considerable capabilities in revolutionizing the relationships companies have with their external lawyers. Hence uses data and AI to help global corporations manage relationships with lawyers in real-time. This levels the playing field between

The Transparency Economy Was Incomplete – Until Now

Fueled by data and crowdsourcing, the “transparency economy” has arrived. Imagine you’re a business leader who wants to impress your client. It’s possible to find the tastiest restaurant to dine them or the best wine to gift them simply by reading reviews. You’ll have high confidence that the location or goods you chose will be