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On-Demand Webinar

The Future of Legal with Y Combinator's Jon and Carolynn Levy

January 27, 2022 | 01 PM EST

60 min

About the Webinar

Y Combinator is one of the most successful, early-stage investment firms in Silicon Valley. A force in the world of disruptive companies, Y Combinator was the first investor in Airbnb, Dropbox and Coinbase, and has thrown its weight behind legal tech companies Ironclad, Casetext and SimpleLegal, among others.

Carolynn and Jon Levy, are the husband and wife team who have been involved in YC’s funding of the most influential LegalTech startups in the world. Zach Abramowitz talks to them about their backgrounds as attorneys, their experience advising startups on legal matters, and their achievement managing YC’s continued investments in LegalTech startups.

What we’ll cover

  • How high-growth startups should think about building their legal departments
  • Why Y Combinator continues to invest in LegalTech
  • What they believe is ripe for disruption in the legal world
  • Jon and Carolynn Levy’s unique career trajectory


Zach Abramowitz

Zach Abramowitz

Killer Whale Strategies Founder and Legal Startup Investor

Zach is a former M&A attorney turned startup founder. He founded Killer Whale Strategies to help companies capitalize on legal industry disruption. Their clients include AmLaw 100 firms, Fortune 500 companies, Big 4 and alternative legal service providers.

Carolynn Levy

Carolynn Levy

Managing Director, Legal and People Ops at Y Combinator

Carolynn Levy before joining Y Combinator, Carolynn previously worked at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, where she helped hundreds of startups with legal questions. She has a BA in political science from UCLA and JD from the USF School of Law, and is a member of the State Bar of California.

Jon Levy

Jon Levy

Managing Director, Partnerships at Y Combinator

Jon Levy previously counseled public and private technology companies as an attorney for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. He also ran ThinkEquity's private placement department and worked as a Managing Director at Merriman Curhan & Ford. Jon earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A. in English Literature and Religious Studies from Wesleyan University.

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