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Launch YC: Abel: Transforming document review for law firms

"Review legal records 10x faster with AI."

Abel transforms law firm document review workflows, eliminating the need to choose between depth and breadth. Attorneys use Abel to answer nuanced questions based on the context spread across thousands of documents.

Founded by Sean Safahi & Chenyu Li


  • Attorneys import documents from a variety of sources and formats (PDFs, emails, spreadsheets, docs).
  • Abel processes the documents and creates a structured representation of the information contained in them (we call these: “entities”).
  • Attorneys understand the facts with more speed and precision than was previously possible.


Many legal practice areas - including litigation, M&A, and insurance - routinely deal with large document sets, and attorneys spend many hours reviewing those documents to get the information they need.

In an age of AI, law firm clients demand both increased efficiency and improved effectiveness.

Existing technology solutions, like eDiscovery platforms, don’t help attorneys understand the information that exists inside the documents. They’re costly, cumbersome, and their search is difficult to use to pinpoint the relevant information.

So, attorneys rely on manual document review, which is even more costly, prone to human error, and difficult to get client budget buy-in.


GIF Description

Abel allows attorneys to get the depth of manual review at the scale of technology. Attorneys import legal records of a variety of document formats, types, and sizes.

Abel leverages a proprietary entity extraction to process the documents and uncover a structured representation of the information contained in them. The platform's extraction pipelines are flexible and can be customized to identify the relevant entities to customer needs, which can include things like:

  • The people involved
  • Clauses in agreements
  • Relevant email threads
  • Key legal issues
  • Motions raised at trial
  • Key events that occurred

Attorneys use Abel to explore the extracted entities and to examine the relationships between them. This allows them to answer more complex questions with more nuance than existing solutions.

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Learn More

🌐 Visit www.tryabel.com to learn more

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March 25, 2024
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