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Developed at Columbia University, eBrevia was created to assist corporate attorneys, in-house counsel, and business executives perform tasks more efficiently, accurately, and cost effectively. Using machine learning techniques, the company’s software can extract and summarize legal provisions from a wide array of legal documents. The company’s products have applications for due diligence, document management, and document drafting. eBrevia was selected as one of four national winners in the Startup America DEMO Competition and designated by as having one of the top ten enterprise products at DEMO Fall 2012. The company also recently received the Most Promising Software Product of the Year award from the Connecticut Technology Council.

Adam Nguyen ’98CC is a co-founder and COO/CFO of eBrevia. He also is the founder of Ivy Link, an education advisory firm with over 20 instructors and advisors. Prior to Ivy Link, Adam was the Chief-of-Staff and Legal Officer of Vantage Properties, a 350-person real estate investment and management firm with a portfolio of over 130 properties. In addition to operational management and in-house legal experience, Adam has practiced corporate law at the global law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he focused on private equity, hedge fund formation and mergers and acquisitions — as well as at AQR Capital Management, a multi-asset investment management firm, where he helped to expand the firm’s hedge fund products and managed accounts. Adam holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia and a JD from Harvard Law School. He has also studied at the University of California, Berkeley as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Public Policy and International Affairs, and at the University College London. Adam is a frequent speaker and commentator on education issues, including admissions and standardized testing, appearing recently on Bloomberg TV, Columbia University, The Parents League, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jacob Mundt ’13SEAS, Chief Technology Officer, is no stranger to bringing innovative technology to highly specialized industries where accuracy and security are of paramount importance. Most recently, he led the Research and Development team at Outcome, Inc., a software startup focused on improving patient health outcomes through collection and analysis of clinical data from hundreds of hospitals. He designed and led the development of a secure software platform used in over 100 patient registries in 8 languages, and has also partnered with several top medical records vendors to implement standards for sharing electronic health care data. After Outcome was acquired by market leader Quintiles, Jake embarked on pursuing research at Columbia University on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, two core ingredients to eBrevia’s technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Rice University and a Master of Science from Columbia.

Congrats to Columbia #startup @eBrevia, highlighted in @Inc‘s “6 Start-Ups Joining Forces With Scientists”: @CUSEAS