In what is understood to be a world first for legal AI expansion, US-based Seal Software, has today announced it has opened a base in Egypt. It would appear to be the first legal AI company to open in North Africa.
The Cairo Centre of Excellence (CoE) will be led by Mohammed El Reedy, a highly experienced manager of R&D centers. Prior to his appointment by Seal, El Reedy spent the past eight years running the EMC/Documentum CoE, also based in Cairo.
Seal’s CoE has already hired more than a dozen dedicated engineers and developers, with plans to add additional functions over time. The Cairo-based CoE team will work closely with Seal’s existing Gothenburg, Sweden-based development team.
Seal is also expanding in Sweden with a dedicated sales force established to serve the Nordic markets. Håkan Axtelius has been appointed Nordic General Manager after successful sales leadership roles at Github, Cygate, and EMC. Axtelius will be based in Stockholm.
Ulf Zetterberg, co-founder and CEO, Seal Software, said: ‘I am delighted to announce these new offices and proud of our team’s accomplishments.’
‘Our significant growth provides us with the opportunity to accelerate investments in new markets as well as strengthen our engineering and development resources, which will allow us to remain in the vanguard of machine learning and content analytics,’ he added.
Meanwhile, Kevin Gidney, co-founder and CTO of Seal Software concluded: ‘With the addition of the Cairo-based CoE, Seal now has more dedicated developers and engineering resources working on content analytics than any other company in this space, and clients can rest assured that we will remain at the forefront of breakthrough solutions and offerings that will help them transform their businesses.’
Earlier this year Seal also announced that it has opened a business development center in Ohio, centralising the company’s US-based business development resources.