Leading AI-powered contract management platform Evisort has tapped
Silicon Valley tech industry veteran Francisco Meza to join the company
as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to Evisort, Meza was an
engineering leader at Invitae and MuleSoft.
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Francisco Meza, VP of Engineering at Evisort (Photo: Business Wire)
Meza’s addition to Evisort comes on the heels of the company’s $4.5
million seed funding and increasing customer growth. Evisort has
developed proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms that can read
and understand meaning in contracts. Originally developed out of the
Harvard Innovation Labs by Harvard Law and MIT students in 2016, Evisort
is now backed by leading investors, including Amity Ventures, Serra
Ventures, and Village Global, which has limited partners like Jeff
Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates.
“Evisort is at a pivotal moment in its journey of transforming document
management as we expand our customer base nationwide and globally. We
will continue to lead advances in AI for contracts and innovation by
strengthening and growing our engineering team. Meza’s skills and
expertise will be imperative to Evisort’s plans for continued success,”
said Jerry Ting, Founder and CEO of Evisort.
Meza will be joining Evisort during a period of significant growth.
Coming out of their fundraising earlier this year, Evisort continues to
add Fortune 500 clients, AM 100 law firms and enterprise clients
globally on a monthly basis. With Meza’s addition, Evisort will be
opening a new headquarter in San Mateo, joining the growing technology
scene of the city, and making way for a growing team.
Leading the engineering department of Evisort, Meza will report directly
to the CEO, Jerry Ting. Meza will be leading several new product
launches in the coming quarters, including a new, first-to-market
product planned for release in Q3 2019.
Meza shared, “Evisort is pushing the boundaries of technology and
artificial intelligence and I look forward to joining the team in the
next phase of growth in transforming document management. Evisort is
already embraced by both our users and our investors and I am excited to
see where we can take the company next.”
Meza brings to Evisort more than 20 years of experience building
software and engineering teams. Most recently, Meza served as Senior
Director of Engineering at Invitae and was the Director of Engineering
at MuleSoft. At Evisort, Meza will be leading a growing, cross
functional team of computer scientists building artificial intelligence
that can read and understand contracts.
The application of artificial intelligence to traditional industries –
such as finance, health care and law – has been a growing field of
innovation. The specific application of artificial intelligence to the
legal technology alone has seen venture capital investment increase by
713% between 2017 and 2018, according to Forbes.
Evisort is an artificial intelligence (AI) contract management company
that helps professionals across all contract-handling roles to more
easily categorize, search, and act on renewals and expiration dates for
contracts of any type. Founded in 2016 by Harvard Law and MIT
researchers, Evisort’s best-in-class AI understands meaning and context
in legal language, eliminating the need for manual data entry and
parsing of contracts or business documents. Backed by leading venture
capitalists, including Amity Ventures, Village Global, and Serra
Ventures, Evisort has offices in Silicon Valley and Boston.