|McCarthyFinch was launched as a joint venture between law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts and tech VC, Goat Ventures, to explore ways that artificial intelligence (AI) will transform the legal industry. As the co-founder and CEO, Nick constantly pushes the boundaries of innovation and he excels at pulling together support from stakeholders that don’t normally work together. A diverse team of PhDs, legal engineers, and lawyers collaborated to build a legal AI platform, Author, to read, write, and reason like a lawyer.|
Law is not something that shifts easily so it is a real achievement to be seen as a digital transformation (DX) leader in the use of technologies, like AI, that will have a significant impact on the shape of the workplace and workers. Nick’s vision is that the solutions McCarthyFinch is developing will transform the global legal industry and help industry leaders reimagine their businesses. Nick is a great advocate of DX not just in the legal industry but for the NZ digital economy itself. He has won numerous awards and is not only recognized here in NZ but also by global digital leaders by becoming the first NZ business to make it as a finalist in TechCrunch San Francisco’s Startup BattleField and coming 6th out of 1,000 global startups. He is also the global winner of Talents Most Disruptive Leader Award, as judged by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak and the Asia/Pacific (APAC) winner of Talents Best Leader Award, judged by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak.