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Our Story 

OVERVIEW

There have been many milestones along the way to becoming the global company of 800+ Clions that we are today.

In fact, our story starts even before our 2008 launch, and is born from dreaming big on the playground where our co-founders, Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau, met.
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Recognizing the need for better legal tech

OUR STORY

A brief

history of Clio

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Jack and Rian partner on their first venture: Newton-Gauvreau Aerospace

2008

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Clio is founded by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau

Grade 3

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Fraser Newton and Tys von Gaza, Clio's first full-time hires, join the team.

2009

2011

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Our first office and headquarters opens
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Clio celebrates its 5th birthday with the announcement of offices in Toronto and Dublin

2013

2016

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We release the inaugural Legal Trends Report, the first of its kind in the legal industry

2017

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Clio launches The Reisman Awards to recognize law firm innovation and excellence.

2019

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Jack publishes his first book, The Client-Centered Law Firm, which becomes a #1 Bestseller
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We move into a fully remote workforce due to Covid-19, and launch our Distributed by Design model. We continue to have one of the best years on record.
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 We reopen our Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Dublin offices! We continue to take a digital- first approach while offering further flexibility for Clions!

2020

2022

2022 & BEYOND

We continue

to make history

As a team we are distributed by design, meaning we have a digital-first mindset with the flexibility to log in from home or the office. We're more connected than ever, and united by our newly evolved mission: to transform the legal experience for all.

We also announce our Series E, with a new valuation of $1.6B USD, marking us as the first legal practice management unicorn globally.
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800+

2022

470

2019

2

Grade 3

Clio employee count

35

2011

81

2013

185

2016