Loom is open for business
Loom Analytics is out of beta and we’re ready for individual users to start registering for accounts! Below, Mona Datt describes the Loom Analytics journey to date and our plans for the future.
I’m very pleased and excited to announce that Loom is now out of beta and is open for registration. Starting today, we have a 30-day free trial for all new registrants, with access to all features of our highest valued plan during the trial period. Once the trial period is over, users can choose one of our monthly or annual subscription plans, which range from light to premium level features.
It’s been an interesting ride so far with Loom. We first conceived the idea in January 2015 after a lawyer approached us about automating some of the repetitive case precedent research that took up so much of his day. With a small team of lawyers, engineers and legal analysts, we studied the problem for months. After many long (and sometimes quite loud!) brainstorming sessions, we arrived at what we believed was a workable solution and began development.
We announced Loom Analytics to the public for the first time on September 24th, 2015 at Legaltech Toronto 2015. Through a combination of aggressive development and long hours, our team was able to launch Loom in open beta on February 1st, 2016. Now, just three months later, we’ve expanded our data coverage to the point where we believe our service is ready for consumers. We now have complete data coverage for Ontario Superior Court of Justice civil decisions for 2011 to present, and are well on the path to completing our Canadian national coverage for all practice areas and all jurisdictions.
We have received tons of constructive feedback during the last year and a half. We’d really like to thank everyone who has been so generous with their time and expertise, especially the folks at MaRS, Stem Legal, and all the individual lawyers, law professors, and legal tech experts we’ve connected with over the past 18 months. We’ve carefully considered all of the feedback we’ve gotten and, where it made sense for us, took it on board to enhance the Loom user experience. The whole process has been a fascinating learning experience, which we will talk about in further blog posts later this week.
To give you an idea of some of the positive feedback we’ve received from users, we have had several senior lawyers in the industry confirm for us that they have successfully won motions in court using Loom data in a time crunch. Others have said they’ve found it to be a very useful starting point to map out case strategy.
Going forward, we’ll be regularly adding new reports and extending our data coverage, and would love to continue receiving feedback to help you in your research. Happy Looming!