MDR LAB announces 2 new Improve Programme companies

MDR LAB announces 2 new Improve Programme companies

Today MDR LAB welcomes two new companies, DraftWise and Jur, to their Improve Programme. As one of the three new programmes recently launched, Improve is closely modelled on MDR LAB’s original programme that has been running since 2017. The new changes to the delivery model now mean that businesses are able to join all year round.

Improve is designed for legal tech start-ups on the path to product-market-fit. Over the course of the 12-week programme, successful applicants will get the chance to work within their target market, access users and data and pilot and improve their products.

Find out more about the new MDR LAB Programmes here.


Founded in 2020 and based in New York, DraftWise helps law firms produce higher quality contracts in a fraction of the time. It’s a knowledge management platform integrated with Microsoft Word that helps lawyers find precedents and language faster and collaborate better using machine learning and data integration. 

DraftWise is backed by Y Combinator, and was founded by 2 ex-Palantir engineers and a former Clifford Chance lawyer with a decade’s experience.


Founded in 2018 and based in Switzerland, Jur aims to solve the problem of access to justice with its multi-jurisdictional online dispute resolution platform, the Open Justice Platform. The platform enables small and medium enterprises across the world to access a time-efficient dispute resolution method system that will help to settle any issues arising from contracts and real-world business complexities.


MDR LAB was founded in 2017 to enable Mishcon de Reya to work uniquely and exclusively with early-stage technology start-ups in the legal space. Since then the LAB has successfully worked with 17 companies and Mishcon de Reya has become customers of 7 of those businesses and directly invested in 4.

MDR LAB relaunched this year with three new programmes Launch, Improve and Sell. Each programme is uniquely tailored to legal technology start-ups at various stages. Launch aimed at those at the idea or problem stage, Improve is aimed at start-ups looking to dive further in to target markets and improving the existing product and Sell provides a structured approach to corporate/start-up engagement for product ready companies with traction in the market.

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