Episode 53: Creating Start-Up Culture for the Legal Industry with Nils-Erik Jansson
This episode starts our season 5! What a ride it has been so far and the good times will continue as we have planned a tremendous fifth season for you, dear listeners.
In this episode, we meet with a serial entrepreneur and a lawyer Nils-Erik Jansson to talk about start-up culture in the legal industry. Nils-Erik has a vast experience of entrepreneurship in the legal industry. Currently, he’s changing legal industryt at Precisely, the user-friendly platform for enterprise contract management. He founded the company in 2014 and with his team, is on a mission to set a new standard for digital contracting.
Quite often lawyers are risk aversive and not that many wants a career outside of the traditional way of lawyering. Nils-Erik, however, has made career choices and has been changing the legal industry since 2009. There’s a lot of peer support for those of us, who (against their parents’ wishes) decided to become legal tech managers instead of respectable judges. So if you are struggling with your career choices, this one is definitely for you!
Nils-Erik tells the story behind Precisely, and his experiences from start-up life in the legal sector. We all know that living a start-up life isn’t about fancy beanbag chairs, pingpong games and microbrewery ales but it’s very hard work and tolerating the unknown. And as Nils-Erik has lived the legal start-up life for quite a few times, who would be better than him to share some thoughts on building a company and leading a legal career outside the traditional law. We also talk about what does it take to grow a legal business from start-up phase into the growth phase and beyond and why there should be more lawyers as entrepreneurs.
Such an inspiring episode to start the new season with, we do hope that you enjoy this as much as us!
Nils-Erik Jansson is a lawyer and serial entrepreneur from Gothenburg, Sweden, who founded Jansson & Norin, Sweden’s first NewLaw firm, which was exited to Fondia Oy in 2017. With 15 years of experience practicing business and contract law, he saw his industry peers struggling with the repetitive admin work associated with contracts thus founded Precisely in 2014. For the last six years, with the Precisely team, he has been on a mission to set a new standard for digital contracting.
This episode is sponsored by Precisely – the user-friendly platform for enterprise contract management. Precisely has a special offer for our listeners! Check it out: Free contracting assessment – Precisely (preciselycontracts.com)