40 Minute Mentor

March 20, 2024

Richard Robinson: Disrupting the legal sector & raising $32 million with Robin AI

In our first episode of Series 11 of 40 Minute Mentor, we’re joined by Richard Robinson, Founder and CEO of Robin AI

Robin AI is a leader in legal AI and empowers legal teams and lawyers all over the world to make contract processes effortless. 

In today’s episode you’ll find out how Richard has built Robin AI from ideation to 100+ employees, 72+ global customers and $32 million raised to date. 

Richard Robinson on 40 Minute Mentor
“Sometimes entrepreneurship is about bending the odds of success and being willing to take on the risk even though it doesn’t make much sense. It’s about going ahead anyway and changing the odds yourself.”

Richard Robinson

Tune in to discover

From growing up in Birmingham to starting Robin AI [4:51]
Becoming a debate champion [6:51]
From lawyer to Founder [9:06]
Building an AI legal assistant: Robin AI’s origin story [14:20]
Building one of the most diverse companies in Europe [17:58]
The changes in the legal sector [21:40] 
The future of AI in 2024 and beyond [25:14]
Securing $32 million in fundraising [27:40]
Why you shouldn’t have to convince investors [29:29]
The impact of picking the right investors [30:52]
Hiring advice: Why you shouldn’t add that additional interview round [35:06] 
Audience Question: What do you want the law industry to look like in ten years from now? [39:57] 

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Helpful links

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Richard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardgrobinson/ 

➡️ Find out more about RobinAI: https://www.robinai.com/ 

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