LONDON, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Apperio, provider of the real-time legal fee tracking platform, has appointed Stephen Wilcock, Huddle's former Director of Engineering, as its Chief Technology Officer. Stephen will help to develop Apperio's existing offering bringing extensive technology experience to enhance the platform and further support its client's needs.
"The legal sector is ripe for technology innovation and law firms across the world are waking up to the advantages of cloud-based SaaS solutions," says Stephen Wilcock. "In the short time since Apperio's launch, Nicholas and the team have already engaged some of the UK's leading law firms and the business has a clear strategy for the future."
Stephen, 37, joins from Huddle, the security focused cloud-based collaboration software company, where he spent three years leading the engineering teams. Prior to this he spent ten years at OpenBet where, as VP of Engineering, he led the division responsible for their sports betting platform which is used to power most of the largest sports betting websites in the world.
Apperio, recently announced that it has closed a £1.7 million seed funding round led by Notion Capital, with participation from NextLaw Labs and IQ Capital who support the company's mission to bring transparency and information symmetry to the legal sector.
Apperio founder and former lawyer, Nicholas d'Adhemar, says, "To attract someone of Stephen's caliber to Apperio in this stage of our evolution is a major coup for us. The technical and commercial expertise that Stephen brings is invaluable and hugely accelerates Apperio's growth. I look forward to working alongside Stephen and the rest of the team to continue to develop the Apperio platform bringing transparency and efficiency to the legal industry and beyond."
The Apperio platform has already been adopted by 17 of the top 100 UK law firms, with more than £20 million in fees being tracked since product launch in 2014. Clients include Octopus Investments, Simply Business and Brandwatch.
Apperio is a powerful, smart-analytics dashboard that gives law firms and businesses real-time transparency on legal fees, identifies areas for improved efficiency and provides instant value to all. Apperio is backed by leading investors Notion Capital, IQ Capital, Seedcamp as well as a number of other high profile investors and industry players including NextLaw Labs.