Followup: Startup Doxly’s New Chairman Wants To Build ‘A Beautiful Business’
I reported here Wednesday that two-year-old legal technology startup Doxly, a secure portal for managing corporate transactions, had named Christopher Clapp, an executive who has led three companies through exits, as executive chairman. This morning, I had the opportunity to speak by phone with Clapp and Haley Altman, Doxly’s cofounder and CEO.
Both say that their immediate focus is on continuing to refine the core product, a platform that allows attorneys to manage the legal transaction process — from the initial diligence stage through to closing and signatures — and to better collaborate with each other and their clients.
But the broader vision, they say, is to continue to build the platform, through development and third-party integrations, to facilitate other parts of the deal transaction. “It’s really about workflow and collaboration,” Clapp said. “Those are the two distinctive elements we can do best.”
Since the start, Altman said, the company’s guiding principle has been to improve attorneys’ workflows by focusing on where the problems are and what needs to be done to address them. The near-term roadmap is to continue to focus on improving that workflow.
“We view the product as a platform where we can build in all the key, critical components of the workflow to really provide that seamless experience,” Altman said. “And we want to expand that to bring in more of the collaborative aspects.”
Before joining Doxly, Clapp was president and CEO of Bluelock LLC, a company that provides cloud-based “disaster recovery as a service.” In March, Bluelock was acquired by InterVision, a company that provides IT consulting and services to corporations.