Toronto, ON – April 30, 2018 - Blakes Nitro has joined forces with leading-edge legal tech start-up Founded to create a customized, collaborative online legal services platform for early-stage companies.

As of today, Nitro is working with Founded on creating “Founded for Nitro” – a digital platform for completing corporate legal services, initially aimed at clients in the Blakes Nitro program.

“This partnership allows us to combine our Firm’s legal expertise with Founded’s technical expertise – with the end result being a smarter, more efficient solution for our Nitro clients,” said Carla Swansburg, Chief Innovation Officer at Blakes.

Through using Founded’s technology, Blakes lawyers and Nitro clients will be able to collaborate through the on-line platform for specific legal tasks from generating incorporation documents to building automated “smart contracts” and managing work flow all on one central platform.

This dedicated portal will allow Nitro clients and Blakes lawyers to access certain corporate records, legal documents and contracts in one place – as well as offering an automated “legal health check” function that allows companies to identify missing documents or potential issues in their corporate structure.

“Our platform offers an interactive and accessible way to directly engage with clients,” said Shane Murphy, co-founder of Founded. “The key to our platform is that it works for both lawyer and client: allowing an accessible, customizable portal that saves time for both, without compromising on the exceptional level of service provided.”

Founded for Nitro is due to launch for Nitro clients in late summer, starting with early-stage corporate services documentation.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding Founded for Nitro, please contact Mathieu Rompre (, Director, Media Relations, or Hugh Christopher (, Communications Manager.

About Blakes
At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), we serve a diverse national and international client base, and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, London, Bahrain and Beijing, along with associated offices in Al-Khobar and Riyadh. Thanks to our clients, in 2017, Blakes is once again ranked as having the leading law firm brand in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Index. This is the third time we have received this recognition. We are also named Canada Law Firm of the Year in the Who’s Who Legal Awards for the ninth consecutive year and remain the top-ranked Canadian firm in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., an honour we have received seven times since 2008.

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About Founded
Founded makes it easy for lawyers and entrepreneurs to automate legal tasks through a digital platform. Founded’s technology takes static paper-based information from a minute book and imports it into a dynamic platform where lawyers and clients can collaborate to manage the company’s legal needs.

Founded guides entrepreneurs through essential legal tasks, like incorporating their business and maintaining legal records. Using Founded with their clients allows lawyers to build stronger relationships and save time by automating paper-work and routine tasks.

For more information about Founded visit or follow us on Twitter @FoundedCo.