Founded by Mitchell Brunton, Misha Wakerman, and Saul Wakerman, Atticus offers corporate advisors a cloud-based platform to efficiently and accurately review financial disclosure documents, streamlining the entire review process to cut the busy work.
Entering the Accelerator in 2018, Atticus provides a shared workspace where lawyers, clients, and advisors can easily collaborate to review a disclosure document, such as a prospectus, offer booklet, or product disclosure statement. This review is commonly called a verification. The software’s automated processes and specialised tools enable an efficient review of the document, dramatically improving the verification experience for the verifiers and the rigour of the review.
Since launching in 2018, Atticus has been adopted by over 12 firms nationally. They supported over 200 users in law firms, funds, and listed corporations, who have performed over 800 days of verification on the platform.
After law school I went straight into education as a high school teacher. I returned to the law as a corporate lawyer and saw the potential for well designed tools to allow lawyers to spend more time enjoying the engaging problem solving that drove them into the profession. I had to perform disclosure document verification the 'old way' which seeded the idea for Atticus.
Misha Wakerman studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Melbourne before working as a software engineer across business and product development teams at Palantir Technologies in Australia and Silicon Valley.