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Thomson Reuters Announces HighQ-Dealcloser Partnership at Legal Geek

OCTOBER 5, 2023

A highlight of today’s Legal Geek conference included a Thomson Reuters session about a new HighQ partnership with Dealcloser, a transaction management platform. Elena Folkes, director of Market Development, Thomson Reuters; Geetha Mashetty, product lead, Transaction Management, Thomson Reuters; and Jag Dhariwal, CEO, Dealcloser, shared what the partnership means for legal professionals in the Legal Geek session, “The new frontier of Transaction Management: a game-changing solution from Thomson Reuters.”  

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Dealcloser, Software Company that Modernizes the Legal Deal Closing Process, Appoints Legal Tech Veteran Jag Dhariwal as CEO

SEPTEMBER 29, 2023

Dealcloser, a transaction management platform that eliminates the soul-crushing manual labor from the workflows of corporate legal professionals, announces today that Jag Dhariwal has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer.

Dhariwal originally joined Dealcloser in November 2022 as its Chief Growth Officer. Over the past year, he has successfully guided the company through revenue growth, capital raises, vital partnerships and top-tier talent hires. Prior to joining Dealcloser, Dhariwal has led several SaaS companies to rapid and profitable growth, resulting in four acquisitions in 12 years. He is an experienced legal technology veteran and led OLAP Vision, a legal technology software company he co-founded as CEO, through accelerated growth resulting in acquisition by Thomson Reuters. He is also an investor and operating partner with Bryce Catalyst, an investment company of highly recognized software operators with a proven track record of growing software and technology companies.

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K4Connect Secures $8.9M in Funding from New and Existing Investors; Round Co-Led by AXA Venture Partners and Bryce Catalyst

JULY 25, 2023

K4Connect, the leading provider of enterprise technologies for senior living communities, has raised $8.9 million in a new investment round co-led by Bryce Catalyst and AVP (AXA Venture Partners), with continuing support from other existing investors, including Intel Capital, Forté Ventures, Topmark Partners, and the Ziegler-Linkage Fund. This latest round brings the company’s total funding raised to $39 million and will be used to drive further adoption in the senior living market, while continuing to rapidly advance its patented FusionOS integration technology and K4Community Engagement Suite.

“K4Connect’s approach to the senior living market is rooted in its unique enterprise technology expertise long sought after by senior living operators. The company’s enterprise platform provides the foundation for senior living operators to undergo a digital modernization to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of caregiver services now and into the future. We’re excited to invest in helping to make that vision a reality,” said Bryce Catalyst President and CEO, Cary Burch.

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Dealcloser, North America’s Fastest Growing Transaction Management Solution for Legal Professionals, Announces $2.5M Growth Capital Investment

JUNE 20, 2023

“Since our last investment, Dealcloser has grown from a promising early-stage transaction management platform to a mature, all-in-one solution used by an impressive and growing list of firms,” says Cary Burch, CEO, Bryce Catalyst. “With this additional investment, we are confident that Dealcloser will continue on its journey to becoming the most-used solution of its kind.”

Dealcloser, a transaction management hub that eliminates the soul-crushing manual labor from the workflows of M&A and corporate legal professionals, today announces a new funding round of USD $2.5 million. The growth capital investment was co-led by Bryce Catalyst, the same fund that led Dealcloser’s seed round in January 2021, and new investor Fernwood Holdings, with participation from other investors.

The funding will allow Dealcloser to hire additional sales and marketing team members to bring Dealcloser to more law firms across North America and Europe. In addition, the company plans to develop the platform further to expand its capabilities so that it can serve customers in other verticals.

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Innovative Technology Entrepreneur and Angel Investor Jag Dhariwal Latest Addition to Bryce Catalyst Powerhouse Advisory Team

OCTOBER 24, 2022

“We are excited to have Jag join our team and bring his wealth of experience within technology, industries, and investing,” said Cary Burch, President, and CEO of Bryce Catalyst. “His proven track record of leading rapid and profitable growth for SaaS companies, and expertise in broad range of industries like legaltech, fintech, and healthtech, makes him a perfect fit for Bryce Catalyst’s growth goals.”

Jag has a background in computer engineering and deep expertise in strategy, vision, sales, marketing, customer success, product management, partnerships, raising capital, and acquisitions. He has excelled at benefitting companies at early stages and at scale. Jag was a co-founder and CEO of OLAP Vision and Xcelerate companies, which were recently acquired by Thomson Reuters. As a mentor, he is passionate about helping customers solve tough problems, building high-performance teams, and collaborating with great people to deliver value and make a difference.

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Bryce Catalyst Leads $2.5M Investment in Cutting-Edge Experiential Legal Training Platform, AltaClaro

MARCH 29, 2022

Bryce Catalyst, a unique investment company focused on high growth sectors including cyber security, legal technology and regulation technology today announced it has led the preferred seed-stage investment round for AltaClaro, the leading provider of interactive, experiential legal training technology for law firms and legal professionals. Co-investors in the round included leading ed-tech venture capital fund, LearnStart, and Orrick’s Legal Technology Fund. AltaClaro provides training for some of the largest law firms in the world. With the seed funding investment of up to $2.5M, it plans to expand its course and platform offerings and continue its global market capture on a larger scale.

“AltaClaro’s unique education platform for legal professionals solves the pain points that have been facing law firms for years – the need to efficiently train lawyers to advance them to the next level significantly impacts a law firm’s bottom-line,” said Cary Burch, CEO, Bryce Catalyst.

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Reynen Court Raises $4.3 Million — with Help from Investment Company Bryce Catalyst — to Fuel Continued Growth

MARCH 10, 2022

Founded in 2017, Reynen Court provides a platform — akin to an app store — where firms and law departments can research, test, securely adopt and manage cloud-based software applications on infrastructure of their choice. Since its inception, a consortium of twenty of the largest global law firms has actively supported the company’s development. More recently, a second consortium of twenty-two of the most important banks and global corporations came together to collaborate with Reynen Court and its law firm consortium. More than one-hundred and fifty third-party application vendors are participating on the Reynen Court platform or working towards participation pursuant to signed agreements.

“The legal industry is facing an onslaught of new software applications and most of these have been designed and built to leverage cloud-computing,” commented Cary Burch, the President and CEO of Bryce Catalyst.

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Bryce Catalyst Leads Growth Funding Round for Award-Winning, Female Founded Tech Company Vital4

MARCH 9, 2022

Co-Founded in 2016, by Kristin Stafford and Amy Barbieri, Vital4 offers AI-driven data screening, monitoring and due diligence solutions for any industry, anywhere in the world. Its effective and affordable screening solutions includes Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC), FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) and UK Bribery Act compliant global screening. Vital4’s corporate risk and compliance technology solutions deliver accurate and high-quality data to protect against financial crimes, terrorism, bribery & corruption.

“We are thrilled to be working with Bryce Catalyst,” says Stafford, CEO of Vital4. “The team at Bryce Catalyst understands our vision to tirelessly perfect due diligence through technology and they have significant expertise in building and scaling software companies.”

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Reynen Court raises $4.3m from investors including Bryce Catalyst and Forefront Venture Partners

MARCH 8, 2022
Reynen Court today announces the closing of $4.3m of additional financing from three new investors and existing shareholders.  The new investors include venture capital funds Bryce Catalyst and Forefront Venture Partners.  Existing investors participating in the new round include global, early-stage VC Ventech and international law firms Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins.

“The legal industry is facing an onslaught of new software applications and most of these have been designed and built to leverage cloud-computing,” commented Cary Burch, the president and CEO of Bryce Catalyst .

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dealcloser Launches Strategic Commercial Partnership with Jameson Legal Tech

FEBRUARY 8, 2022
Edmonton, AB — dealcloser, a market-leading, all-in-one cloud-based transaction management workflow platform, today announces it has entered into a strategic commercial partnership with Jameson Legal Tech—a subsidiary of Jameson Legal. Officially launching the platform into the UK and EMEA regions, on the back of significant growth in North America in 2021.

“As operators for operators, we couldn’t be more excited to see significant growth happening this innovative legal technology solution company,” said Cary Burch, President and CEO of Bryce Catalyst.

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The Fund raises Fund with Focus on Women-Led, Woman-Founded Startups with Help from Bryce Catalyst Team

OCTOBER 21, 2021
Fund XX, which will invest in pre-seed and seed companies, was founded by Gabriela Isturiz a successful 2X entrepreneur and Bryce Catalyst Advisor, alongside Allison Stoloff , an investor at Hanaco Ventures; Sylvia Kuyel vice president of revenue at JumpCloud; and Ragini Holloway, senior vice president of people at Affirm. All four are on the investment committee. 

“They have to be venture-backable and tech-enabled,” stated Isturiz . “We believe women are building $1 billion businesses, and we have an advantage in finding them. We get to see deals before venture capitalists, and our secret sauce is our network of LPs that helps us get to know amazing founders.” 

Early investors in Fund XX to date include Deane Price, CEO of Aderant; Cathy Kenton CEO at Legal Tech Media Group;  Angela Sebastian CEO of Levenfeld Pearlstein; Elysia Everett Burns, former CSIO of DLA Piper; Cary Burch and Erik Baklid co-founder’s of Bryce Catalyst.

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Bryce Catalyst investment dealcloser Obtains SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

AUGUST 26, 2021
dealcloser, a cloud-based platform that modernizes the deal closing process for corporate lawyers, announces today that it is now a SOC 2 Type 2 certified company after passing its annual audit with no exceptions.

“As operators for operators, we have an affinity for closely held and operator-owned companies that are in need of growth capital and experienced operators,” said Cary Burch, President and CEO of Bryce Catalyst.

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Innovative Product and Technology leader Leon Hounshell joins Bryce Catalyst powerhouse Advisory Team

FEBRUARY 9, 2021
“Bryce Catalyst’s operators for operators approach fits nicely into my wheelhouse,” said Leon. “I believe my background in both cyber security and the start-up space will allow me to help the team make knowledgeable decisions when working with these in-demand companies. I look forward to bringing my expertise to the team and being part of the continual rapid growth of Bryce Catalyst.”

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Dan Wales joins fund Bryce Catalyst and takes on role of chief growth officer

FEBRUARY 2, 2021
“The team is excited to work with Dan as we look for opportunities in the Legal Tech space,” said Cary Burch, CEO of Bryce Catalyst. “He has two successful legal tech exits making him the right voice to guide and advise us on important relationships in this industry.”

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US investment firm Bryce Catalyst closes $1.75m seed round in dealcloser

JANUARY 26, 2021
Bryce Catalyst, which is part of management company Bryce Partners, is raising the $100m through a SPV. Speaking to Legal IT Insider, Burch, who says the fund is about “operators helping operators”, tells us: “Bryce Catalyst is unique because we’re bundling up three pieces that need to work together. We’re not private equity or venture capital; we’re operators running businesses and raising money to help people like us.”

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Cary Burch and Erik Baklid spearhead launch of new $100m growth capital fund Bryce Catalyst

OCTOBER 19, 2020
In the small print investors are told that until they make 120% of what they invest Bryce Capital takes nothing and Burch says: “We make more money the more successful the investors are.”

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