Legal technology startup Doxly, a secure portal for managing corporate transactions, is today announcing that Christopher Clapp, a veteran executive who has led three companies through exits, has been named executive chairman of the Indianapolis-based company.

Most recently, Clapp was president and CEO of Bluelock LLC, a company that provides cloud-based “disaster recovery as a service.” In March, Bluelock was acquired by InterVision, a company that provides IT consulting and services to corporations.

Previously, he was president and CEO of ANGEL Learning, a developer of e-learning software, until its acquisition in 2001 by Blackboard, an education technology company. Prior to joining ANGEL, he was vice president of Made2Manage Systems, where he led the company’s marketing, communications and product management from pre-IPO through IPO.

Doxly cofounder Haley Altman will remain in her position as chief executive officer. A former corporate lawyer with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in San Francisco and Ice Miller in Indianapolis, she and Ice Miller colleague Elizabeth Brier started the company in 2016. The same year, they raised $2.2 million in seed funding.

“With the addition of Christopher’s leadership and expertise in scaling high-growth companies, we have an even greater opportunity to fast-track our growth and deliver the innovations law firms need to transform how they deliver legal services to their clients and remain competitive in today’s market,” Altman said in a press release announcing the hire.

Monica Bay recently interviewed Altman for the podcast Law Technology Now (which I cohost). In an episode titled, The Life of a Startup Part 2: Prepping for Acquisition, In that interview, she talked about her five- and 10-year goals for the company.

Within five years, she said, she hopes to grow the company into something that transforms legal project management. Within 10 years, she hopes to have had a successful exit, “of whatever kind we decide that to be for Doxly.”

Doxly has been earning recognition on several fronts. In April, the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center named Altman to its third-annual Women of Legal Tech. In 2017, Doxly was the second-place finisher in the first ABA Techshow pitch competition.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.

  • Gina Smith

    ANGEL Learning was acquired by Blackboard in 2009 not 2001.