The startup offers a means for people to interact with courts without physically appearing.
Court Innovations, a four-year-old startup and two-time member of the Gov Tech 100 list, has picked up its first fundraising round.
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company announced June 6 that it’s raised a $1.8 million Series A round, mostly from regional investors. The leader on the round was the BELLE Michigan Fund, followed by Northern Michigan Angels, the Michigan Angel Fund and one student-led fund housed in the University of Michigan.
The company’s primary product is Matterhorn, which gives people who can’t or prefer not to go to court in-person the ability to provide input on their cases.
“Citizens use Matterhorn to resolve traffic and parking tickets, warrants, family court compliance, plea online, or file a small claims civil case,” a blog post from the company reads.
According to the company, that means court employees spend less time working with cases, and cases are closed out much faster.
The software is available on both desktop and mobile devices for 23 courts in Michigan and Ohio, but according to the post, the company is expanding. It will roll out in Arkansas this summer, and Court Innovations has also set up business development and marketing employees on the West Coast.
Court Innovations previously raised nearly $500,000 in a crowdfunding round through Netcapital in March. At the time, it listed its pre-round valuation at about $2.7 million.