We believe that if contracts and agreements are the economy's software; then lawyers are the economy's developers. We’re building the developer-tools to let lawyers craft great "software".
Our CEO (Rik) wrote his first licence agreement when he was only 11 years old. His mother’s firm had just switched from Word Perfect to Microsoft Word. And as “a bit of a nerd” he was asked to help transition the firm’s documents, templates and processes.
He saw first hand how the complicated and error-prone software used by lawyers was a constant source of frustrations and mistakes. This intimate look at how lawyers actually work made him decide to never become a lawyer himself...or so he thought.
During their studies Rik and his friend Anton founded a tech company that analyzed SEC filings to mine information used in stock-trading. They discovered that their data-analysis algorithms could also be used to find and fix the mistakes and frustrations Rik had encountered as an 11-year-old.
As software developers they had a range of tools for designing, developing, debugging and deploying software. They realised that with their algorithms they could now craft similar tools for lawyers to "develop" agreements. They founded Donna to make that vision become a reality.
Today, Donna is a fast-growing company backed by leading investors and partners who all believe that lawyers deserve better. Our software is loved by legal professionals around the world. And our team of AI, legal and text-analysis experts is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
Although we're a diverse bunch, we have one thing in common. We love to see the happy glint in our user's eyes when we show off Donna.
Originally Dutch, Rik moved to Sweden when he was 16 to study Msc. in Engineering Physics.
Like any amazing text-analysis expert Anton enjoys a good game of "regular-expression golf".
Loves to take things apart to find out how they work.
Originally from Zambia, Gertrude knows what she wants and knows how to get it.
We’re proud to be working closly with some of the world’s most forward thinking investors and mentors
Co-founder of TAT, the UI-technology company used by Android and sold to Blackberry. Any startup founder's dream-angel.
Co-founder of Unity, the most successful game engine in the world. Turns any idea into a grand vision. Also...he's hilarious.
Founder of innerballoons, the AI text analysis company sold to Yext. Can turn any mundane job into an addictive gameified task.
Partner at Founders.as, serial entrepeneur investing in "The Future of Work". One of the few VC investors how's not afraid to get his hands dirty.
We'd love to hear from you.
Donna is an AI-powered tool for lawyers. Donna proofreads contract drafts and helps lawyer deliver a great service to their clients.