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June 13, 2016

kCura and Chicago Public Schools Announces Funston Elementary as Newest 'Wired to Learn' Grant Recipient

Public school in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood has been selected to receive a milestone-contingent grant of $250,000, awarded annually by kCura to level the technology playing field for under-resourced students. CHICAGO – June 13, 2016 – kCura, a Chicago-based legal technology company, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced the 2016 recipient of the Wired to Learn grant. The grant is a key element of kCura Gives, kCura’s community outreach program that works to ensure youth in the community have access to the technology, equipment, and training they need to be successful in today’s work environment. Created in 2013 and awarded annually, the Wired to Learn grant is a three-year, milestone-contingent grant of up to $250,000 that provides resources to help teachers integrate technology into their everyday curriculum. To be eligible for the competitive grant, schools must have more than 80 percent of their student population eligible for free or reduced lunch, and have less than a 1:1 device-to-student ratio. This year’s recipient, Funston Elementary, stood out among 57 applicants due to their community commitment and long-term plan for the technology resources that Wired to Learn can provide. During the application process, parents and teachers alike were highly engaged in envisioning a curriculum that supports both the students and broader Humboldt Park community. The school first plans to improve the personalized learning experiences available to their students, investing in personal devices like iPads and Chromebooks, and building a teacher cohort to grow their skills in integrating technology into the classroom. Since the implementation of the kCura Gives program, kCura has provided more than $1.5 million dollars through Wired to Learn and other giving initiatives to improve students’ learning experiences and prepare them for college and careers. The 2014 Wired to Learn recipient schools, Pickard and Ruggles Elementary, both moved up to the District’s highest school rating level—Level 1+—within one year of receiving the grant. “Our schools have done tremendous things with the Wired to Learn grant, which has improved access to the cutting edge technology that is vital to a well-rounded 21st century education,” said CPS Chief Education Officer Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “We appreciate kCura’s continued support of CPS schools, and we are committed to leveraging these resources to make sure our students are prepared for a successful future.” kCura’s Wired to Learn grant was designed as an open-source framework for other companies to get involved with bringing technology to schools that need it. Other companies who are interested in implementing the process on their own terms in Chicago are invited to reach out to kCura. Through the grant, organizations can fund the purchase of new technology, donate existing technology or software, or help participate in technology mentoring activities for students and teachers. The plug-and-play design of the Wired to Learn program is meant to enable companies to give back in whatever way works best for them with the resources they have. “We believe in the power of technology, and we want the next generation to have the tools they need for whatever careers they desire in whatever community they choose,” said Dorie Blesoff, chief people officer at kCura. “What’s most exciting about Wired to Learn is that we can leverage it to build something bigger than we can do alone. We want to help every interested organization give back and ultimately have a defining impact on the community.” Those interested in learning more about kCura Gives and how to start a Wired to Learn grant program at their organization can contact kcuragives@kcura.com.

April 19, 2016

Mayor Emanuel Announces More Than 700 New Tech Jobs In Chicago

Mayor Emanuel announces the addition of 700 new tech jobs in Chicago, including 100 new positions at kCura, developers of e-discovery software Relativity.

April 18, 2016

kCura Announces Appointment of Jason Ream as Chief Financial Officer

Jason Ream adds 20 years of experience in finance and technology to kCura's operational strategy, with the goal of helping to scale the e-discovery software company to solve more complex data challenges for the legal community
CHICAGO, IL - (April 18, 2016) - kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced the appointment of Jason Ream as chief financial officer. Jason will oversee core internal operations and financial strategies, and will report to kCura's founder and CEO, Andrew Sieja. Jason has 20 years of experience in software and investment banking for technology. During his time at SolarWinds -- where he was CFO -- Jason helped guide the company through a successful IPO, was instrumental in setting the company's strategy, and helped lead the effort to take SolarWinds private again in a $4.5 billion sale. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Jason worked with multiple software companies to drive their growth and innovation as an investment banker with J.P. Morgan. He also held various roles at UBS, Piper Jaffray, and Credit Suisse First Boston. kCura's Keith Lieberman will transition from CFO to chief accounting officer, working closely with Jason on internal operations. "Our focus has always been to provide our customers with great software and an awesome experience working with us," said Andrew Sieja, founder and CEO of kCura. "To keep innovating our product and delivering the experience we want to provide our customers, we need to continue growing the organization in a smart way. Jason's experience building world-class organizations at scale in the tech world will help equip us to provide the same level of support our customers have with us today." Relativity, software for managing and analyzing large volumes of electronic data during litigation and investigations, is used by more than 10,000 organizations in more than 40 countries. In early 2015, kCura accepted a $125 million minority investment from Iconiq Capital to raise their level and pace of innovation within the e-discovery software market, which IDC has estimated to be a $2 billion market. In March 2016, kCura acquired Content Analyst Company -- a leading text analytics firm -- to continue accelerating the development of their analytics solution for the e-discovery industry. "When deciding to join the kCura team, I was impressed by the team's strong sense of shared core values and desire to build great technology -- but particularly their dedication to their customers," said Jason Ream, newly appointed CFO of kCura. "Customers today have a lot of choices, and we want to continue to focus on providing the best product and customer experience we can. e-Discovery is a fast-growing industry, and I'm excited to become a part of it, and to join a company as dynamic and passionate as kCura."

April 12, 2016

LexInnova Announces Integration of Review Project Management Tool, LexInsight PrivCheck, with Relativity

LexInnova announces their project management tool for privilege review, LexInsight PrivCheck, is now available in the Relativity Ecosystem.

April 08, 2016

CityDocs Partners with kCura to Facilitate eDisclosure Accessibility for All

CityDocs has partnered with kCura to bring Relativity to their users around the world, using a new pricing model for companies of all sizes.

April 06, 2016

Epiq Again Achieves kCura’s Orange-level Best in Service Designation

Epiq announces their recognition as an Orange-level Relativity Best in Service designation for the fourth time due to their commitment to customer service.

April 05, 2016

Lighthouse eDiscovery's SmartSeries Solutions Now Available in Relativity Ecosystem

Lighthouse eDiscovery today announced that their SmartSeries applications for increasing review efficiency have been added to the Relativity Ecosystem.

March 30, 2016

RVM Achieves Relativity Best in Service Orange-Level Designation for Fourth Year

RVM Enterprises today announced  that they have achieved kCura's Orange-level Relativity Best in Service recognition for the fourth consecutive year.

March 14, 2016

kCura Acquires Content Analyst Company, Developers of Advanced Text Analytics Technologies

kCura, the team behind Relativity, join forces with Reston, Virginia-based text analytics technology company to drive further innovation and adoption in e-discovery

Chicago, IL and Reston, VA – March 14, 2016 – kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced their acquisition of Content Analyst Company LLC, developers of the CAAT® analytics engine. Widely adopted by various U.S. intelligence agencies and the e-discovery community, Content Analyst’s proprietary technology—now in its third generation—has been helping customers quickly gain insight into massive volumes of unstructured data since 2004. By acquiring Content Analyst and becoming one unified team with a single technology roadmap, kCura plans to innovate Relativity Analytics more rapidly to meet the evolving needs of their customers and the entire e-discovery industry. Since 2011, usage of Relativity Analytics has grown by nearly 1,500 percent, while more than 70 percent of current kCura customers have licensed analytics. And with further court acceptance of the technology in the U.S. and abroad—like the use of Relativity Analytics in the U.K.’s recent Pyrrho decision—growth in Analytics is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Content Analyst’s analytics engine has been fully integrated into Relativity Analytics for eight years, supporting a wide range of features that are flexible enough to handle the needs of any type or size of case—everything from organizing unstructured data to email threading to categorization that powers flexible technology-assisted review workflows. The partnership has resulted in the development of the only analytics feature set fully integrated and optimized for Relativity, and has produced great results for Relativity customers—from saving millions of dollars on high-profile mergers to completing a tight-turnaround production in a single weekend. By joining teams, kCura will bring Content Analyst’s specialized engineering talent closer to Relativity users, in order to continue building a highly scalable analytics solution even faster. “In the future, we believe all e-discovery matters will use some form of text analytics because of the advantages it provides at every stage of the process,” said Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura. “We believe we can accelerate adoption for our customers by bringing Content Analyst onto the team. By aligning our technology roadmaps and organizations, our users’ feedback on Analytics can get into the engine right away.” “We believe CAAT offers the most precise analytics engine on the market and a powerful breadth of functionality,” said Kurt Michel, president and CEO of Content Analyst, who will continue to lead support, service, and all operations in Reston supporting development of the CAAT engine. “By joining the team at kCura, we now have a singular focus of making the use of this technology ubiquitous in e-discovery, and we believe we can do an even better job than we’ve been doing meeting the needs of the e-discovery community.”  

March 10, 2016

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Brings Relativity In-house for Comprehensive Analytics

kCura announces that Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C—one of Wisconsin’s leading full-service law firms—has licensed Relativity.

March 08, 2016

doeLEGAL Becomes a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner

doeLEGAL, Inc. announces the addition of Relativity by kCura to its e-discovery service offerings.

February 25, 2016

Compliance Discovery Solutions Re-Certifies as Relativity Best in Service Partner for 2016

Compliance Discovery Solutions announces that it has once again earned kCura's Relativity Best in Service designation for 2016

February 22, 2016

HAYSTACKID Achieves Relativity Best in Service Status

HAYSTACKID announced today that they have been recognized as a Relativity Best in Service partner.

February 15, 2016

The Chicago Coder Conference Celebrates Innovation

The Chicago Coder Conference celebrates innovation in its third year, featuring kCura as a platinum sponsor.

February 15, 2016

e-Discovery Experts to Discuss How to Prevent the Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

kCura announces a webinar discussing the prevention of the disclosure of personally identifiable information, to be held Thursday, February 18.

February 04, 2016

Altep Inc. Achieves Relativity Best in Service Designation

Altep announces they have received an Orange-level Relativity Best in Service designation for the second year in a row.

February 02, 2016

Millnet Achieves kCura’s Orange-level Relativity Best In Service

Millnet announces that they have been recognized with an Orange-level Relativity Best in Service designation.

January 29, 2016

Xact Data Discovery Recertified at kCura's Orange-Level Relativity Best in Service Designation

Xact Data Discovery announces that they have been recognized as an Orange-level Relativity Best in Service partner.

January 28, 2016

QDiscovery Partners with kCura to Provide Relativity 9.3, the Software’s Latest Release

QDiscovery announces they have become a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner and will be offering the latest version, Relativity 9.3, to their customers.

January 21, 2016

kCura to Host e-Discovery Educational Series at Legaltech New York 2016

kCura today announced their presence at Legaltech New York, featuring educational sessions by industry experts and demos of Relativity 9.3.

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