Year in Review: Blue J’s 2018

Dec 18, 2018

2018 marked an incredible year of rapid growth and widespread adoption for Blue J. To celebrate another year of success, we’ve recounted a few notable highlights:

clients & counting

(CAD) raised

employees & growing

Blue J raised $9.3 million CAD in a series A roundto be used for expanding into the US market, expanding our product suite, and growing our go-to-market and product development teams.

“Blue J’s artificial intelligence solutions are being rapidly adopted by top legal and accounting professionals….In addition to this significant market validation, the company brings together a great team with a unique skillset that includes law, statistics, and technology.” — Alex Baker, partner at Relay Ventures


In 2018, Blue J launched Blue J HR, an AI-powered software that enables HR professionals to confidently tackle several common employment challenges. Blue J L&E, released in late 2017, was adopted by over 50 clients. We also expanded our Blue J Tax and Employment Foresight suites, bringing clarity to more tax and employment law questions.


In 2018, Blue J Legal provided value to over 120 firms by making legal and tax research more efficient and helping our clients continue to provide high quality advice. Read more about our clients’ thoughts on AI’s ability to innovate how professionals work:

David Chodikoff, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP, discussed the importance of innovation in the practice of law and how artificial intelligence can help practitioners better serve their clients.

Jenna Schwartz, Senior Manager at Richter LLP, explained how AI-based technologies like Blue J Tax are helping Richter stay ahead of the curve and provide the highest quality advice to their clients.


Blue J benefited from the resources and the expertise of the Lazaridis Institute, Creative Destruction Lab, NEXT Canada, MaRS Discovery District, UTEST, University of Toronto, OneEleven, Communitech, and C100.


In 2018, our team grew to 33 talented employees, including US and Canadian lawyers, data scientists, software developers, and the go-to-market team comprising of sales, marketing, and customer success professionals.

We are currently hiring for a number of roles.

In the media

Blue J featured in and contributed to a number of media features discussing AI in the legal field:

On the ground

Blue J attended a number of events to speak about AI’s role in the future of tax and legal fields:

What lies ahead

Blue J is looking forward to 2019: we launch Blue J Tax in the US and take one step closer to bringing clarity to the law, everywhere and on-demand.