Thomas Southmayd is the CEO of DealPrep, a legal EdTech platform supplying business law education tools to over 80 organizations across Canada. Thomas has been involved in the legal tech industry for most of his professional life. Before joining DealPrep, Thomas worked as a legal research analyst for Cobalt Lawyers, a technology law firm, and the business development lead for Clausehound, a knowledge management firm. Thomas is also a chapter organizer for Toronto Legal Hackers, a global movement of lawyers,
policymakers and technologists who explore and develop creative solutions to pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology.
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Entrepreneurs like to work with our platform because of how focused it is on founders and non-legal folx. Our team is made up of founders and entrepreneurs alike, and so we built our technology to support founders like us. The contract templates we host are based on demand from our userbase, the legal knowledge Q&A and commentary we host is written so that it’s easily digestible, and our team ensures that the training curriculum we develop is written for founders, tested by founders and priced for founders.
Our ethos in building this platform was to make sure that we could decipher and present traditionally guarded knowledge to folks who need it.
2019: Contracted as the official legal training sponsor for the City of Toronto’s Ec Dev branch, providing our online business law training solutions for entrepreneurs across Toronto.
2017: Contracted as the sole legal technology provider for Ryerson’s Law Practice Program, conducting training simulations and online curriculum delivery for over 200 students at any given time.