Case Status, a Birmingham, Ala.-based client relationship management and marketing platform for law firms, is announcing today that it has received Series Seed II investment funding of $1.5 million from Atlanta-based venture investment firm BIP Capital.

The company says that the funds will be used to support its continued growth, including the hiring of additional personnel and the development of new feature sets for specific practice areas.

Case Status allows lawyers to provide clients with real-time visibility into the status of their matters from their mobile devices. The platform also helps lawyers grow their firms by making it easy to obtain reviews and referrals from current clients.

Lauren Sturdivant

This news comes almost exactly one year after I last wrote about Case Status, when it had just received $750,000 in funding from the Alabama Futures Fund.

Case Status was cofounded in 2017 by Lauren Sturdivant, a former personal injury attorney, and Andy Seavers, an entrepreneur.

While practicing, Sturdivant saw firsthand the difficulty of keeping her clients up to date. When she was unable to find a product that did that, she decided to leave her firm and build one herself.

“It’s fascinating that in a world where you can track everything — from Amazon packages to the status of your pizza order — there was no way for clients to track the status of their case, one of the most important things going in their lives,” said Sturdivant, now the company’s CEO.

Last year, Case Status shifted its pricing model, going from per-user subscription pricing to per-case pricing. Firms pay a one-time, flat fee per case that they can pass on to clients.

Case Status integrates with AbacusLaw, CasePeer, Clio, and Filevine.

BIP Capital invests in both early-stage and growth companies. Its areas of focus include enterprise SaaS, healthcare IT, digital media, development tools, and marketing technology.

“We’re excited to partner with Case Status to resolve a common but critical pain point between lawyers and their clients — a dearth in regular communications,” Mark Buffington, CEO of BIP, said in a statement.

‘Case Status,’ App that Automates Client Communications, Receives Venture Funding