YOUR SUCCESS MATTERS

WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING QUALITY LEGAL SOLUTIONS
EFFICIENT, ACCESSIBLE, AND AFFORDABLE.


Mission Statement

THE SMARTUP® MISSION


SmartUp® is a technology company that uses its proprietary framework to do two main things:

  • 1. Easily connect startups and small businesses with qualified and vetted specialist attorneys to help solve their legal issues.

  • 2. Make lawyers more efficient in their client interaction by modernizing their operations with software technology to make legal services more accessible.

At SmartUp®, we understand that you need more than just boilerplate forms and plain online filing tools. We aim to provide you with
the solutions to secure your intellectual property in the most cost-effective way possible.

At SmartUp®, we understand that you need more than just boilerplate forms and plain online filing tools. We aim to provide you with the solutions to secure your intellectual property in the most cost-effective way possible.

HOW SMARTUP® CAME TO BE

  • 2011
  • America Invents Act

    September

    The “America Invents Act” (AIA) was signed into law, transforming the U.S. patent law to the “First-to-File” standard (effective March, 2013). Now, the inventor who first filed to secure his idea, received the patent.

  • 2012
  • The Birth of an Idea

    December

    Yuri Eliezer, a patent attorney at a large law firm, realized that with the AIA, startups, growth companies, and inventors must now secure their patent rights.

  • 2013
  • Beta Launch

    March

    SmartUp® launches its first beta product – a full, online intake wizard for Provisional Patent Applications.

  • Early Growth

    July

    SmartUp® partners with the largest startup accelerator in the world, MassChallenge, to help their members spend more resources building their product and less on legal costs.

  • Growth

    December

    Wall Street Journal, recognizes SmartUp® as a new way to find legal services.

  • 2014
  • The Patent Seal™

    March

    The Patent Seal™ is born, helping patent holders meet the Virtual Patent Marking requirements established by the AIA.

  • Atlanta Tech Village

    April

    SmartUp® moves into its new office at the Atlanta Tech Village – one of the largest hubs for startups and entrepreneurs in the country.

    Atlanta Tech Village

  • Disruption

    August

    SmartUp® voted one of the most disruptive startups in Atlanta!

  • Supporting Young Innovators

    September

    SmartUp® is one of the main sponsors of HackGT, one of the largest hackathons in the world, helping the future innovators of the world.

    HackGT

  • Two Great Years

    April

    SmartUp® turns 2 and has been able to help hundreds of inventors, startups, and small businesses reduce their legal costs.

  • 2015
  • Entrepreneur

    February

    Entrepreneur Magazine publishes SmartUp's report on the landscape of intellectual property in 2014.


THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

OF SMARTUP




Yuri L. Eliezer, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

Yuri is the co-founder of SmartUp®.  Yuri spent a decade of his career securing the intellectual property of multinational corporations, and the recent patent reforms prompted his founding of SmartUp® - with a renewed focus on serving entrepreneurs across the world.  Yuri enjoys writing, reading, and outdoor sports.  In his free time, Yuri writes and produces music of all genres.


Mikhail Avady

Chief Marketing Officer

Mikhail directs the sales and marketing strategy of SmartUp®.  Prior to co-founding SmartUp®, Mikhail was leading Sales and Marketing Analytics at First Data, the largest payments service provider in the world.  He is currently working on his MBA at Emory University and received his BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  You can either find him at your local tech events or browsing Kickstarter campaigns for a new gadget.


Andrei D. Tsygankov, Esq.

Chief Operating Officer

Andrei is a co-founder and the resident Business Attorney at SmartUp®.  As the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Andrei is responsible for the operations and financial matters for SmartUp®.  Prior to joining SmartUp®, Andrei served as the Managing Director and General Counsel of a group of companies that specialize in contract manufacturing, logistics, and international marketing and distribution of goods.  In his spare time, Andrei enjoys all kinds of athletic activities. 


Jarryd A. McCree

Chief Technology Officer

Jarryd is the head of development and lead programmer for SmartUp®.  A Georgia Institute of Technology graduate, Jarryd has over 10 years of software development experience; designing, implementing, and maintaining multiple web and mobile applications.  When Jarryd isn't coding, you can find him outside: cycling, running, or scaling a mountain.


Amelia King

Legal Administrator

Amelia King manages the legal administration aspects for SmartUp® and works with each of our clients from start to finish. Amelia also provides project management support to the legal team for meeting client’s expectations and deadlines. In her spare time, you can find Amelia perfecting her rap lyrics while walking her chihuahua, AJ.




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