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Harvey, a pioneering startup specializing in artificial intelligence tools for the legal industry, is in the process of seeking $100 million in funding to support its growth plans. According to reliable sources, the leading participant in the investment round is expected to be GV, a fund operated by Alphabet Inc.

The infusion of capital is set to value Harvey at $1.5 billion, marking a significant increase from its previous valuation of $750 million after an $80 million fundraising round in December. During that earlier financing, the OpenAI Startup Fund also contributed to Harvey’s success.

Initially, Harvey had hoped to secure $600 million in funding to facilitate the acquisition of vLEX, a company renowned for its extensive database of legislation, court cases, and other legal documents. This strategic move would have allowed Harvey to strengthen its AI models using vLEX’s valuable dataset. However, the acquisition fell through, prompting Harvey to revise its fundraising target to $100 million.

As a result, Harvey’s current valuation is $500 million lower than originally anticipated. Nonetheless, the company remains steadfast in its commitment to providing cutting-edge AI solutions to the legal profession.

Launched by former DeepMind researcher Gabriel Pereyra and attorney Winston Weinberg in 2022, Harvey, also known as Counsel AI Corp., has quickly become a prominent player in the legal technology space. Its suite of AI tools is designed to bolster the productivity of legal teams, ultimately streamlining complex processes and enhancing overall efficiency.

By securing the desired funding, Harvey will be well-positioned to continue advancing its AI capabilities, enabling legal professionals worldwide to harness the power of artificial intelligence to achieve unprecedented levels of productivity and effectiveness.