Silicon Valley startup pitch-perfect at The Pitch

  • May 11, 2018

Catherine Krow

Catherine Krow, founder of Silicon Valley startup Digitory Legal, was the grand prize winner at this year’s The Pitch, the closing event of the 2018 CCCA conference in Toronto.

Puneet Tiwari of Evichat took home the Gowling WLG fan favourite award at the event, which played to a packed house at Toronto’s historic Royal York hotel.

The Pitch is a partnership between the CBA and Law Made, and is sponsored by LexisNexis.

The first time The Pitch was held, in 2016, it was open just to Canadian companies, but legal innovators from around the globe were invited to compete in the 2018 event. The five finalists for this year’s show also included Bidsettle, Founded and  PatentBot.

Judges for the in-person event were Anand Ablack, VP Content, LexisNexis, Mark Cohen, CEO, Legal Mosaic, André Garber, Strategic Advisor to Nextlaw Labs, Pascale Pageau, President and Founder of Delegatus, and Lorine Pendelton, Investment Partner and Portfolio Member with Pipeline Angels.

Krow says she put in a lot of time as a BigLaw partner in the U.S. and it was after a major success – winning an unwinnable case – that she decided to become an entrepreneur. She’d seen the future flash before her eyes: years spent litigating in courtrooms. She decided she wanted something different for herself, and started Digitory Legal, a cost analytics and management platform for law firms and corporate legal departments.