About Us

We're protecting your startup from our industry.

Run by top-tier startup attorneys, Clerky is the online legal service built to help startups avoid the typical problems caused by other online services or low-quality lawyers.

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Our Origin

Our founders, Chris Field and Darby Wong, worked together as attorneys at a major Silicon Valley law firm, where they represented hundreds of the world's best startups. Chris and Darby found themselves spending a ton of time fixing serious legal problems caused by online services, low-quality lawyers, or DIY approaches. This often delayed financings and acquisitions, and resulted in large legal bills. Finally, Chris and Darby decided to do something about it – and started Clerky.

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Today, Clerky is the standard for online startup formation. Unlike other online services, we focus exclusively on startups, as opposed to regular small businesses. Our customers have raised an aggregate of over $5 billion in seed financing using our Fundraising products. They've gone on to raise venture capital financing from just about every leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, achieving billion dollar valuations and acquisitions. We are the online service most used by successful founders, and most recommended by top-tier startup attorneys.

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Uniquely Obsessed

We are uniquely obsessed with helping startups minimize the chance of problems in legal due diligence. Our goal isn't just to help founders get legal paperwork done quickly – it's to help founders get legal paperwork done quickly and safely.

As a result, we spend a ton of time going far beyond what other online services do. Instead of blindly putting automation around forms, we do extensive legal research to ensure form language works in the context of automation (and vice versa). And we build features that help startups and startup attorneys work together more effectively, so that startups never have to choose between efficiency and safety.

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