The appointment of Jan Buza and Jozef Maruscak provides key support for Apex’s growth strategy, strengthening resources to meet a significant increase in case numbers.
Jan Buza led Business Development at Exponea, a data company that raised over £30m and was later acquired by Bloomreach, the leader in Commerce Experience. He then worked on employing AI (artificial intelligence) and predictive analytics in litigation at CourtQuant and was part of Deloitte’s Legal Tech accelerator program. Most recently, he co-founded and heads product development at Trama, a Legal Tech company that is building an AI-powered trademark registration service.
Jan says: “It is great to be on board with Apex. I have watched them over the past eighteen months or so as they established themselves as a leading provider of litigation funding solutions. Their innovative use of AI in this field mirrors my own background and I look forward to making a valuable contribution to their capability.”
Jozef Maruscak co-founded various Legal Tech projects while studying law at Cambridge University. He then continued as the CEO of CourtQuant, a start-up specialising in predicting key attributes of legal cases using AI and predictive analytics. He is now a partner and Head of Business Development in Sudolabs, a company building software products for Silicon Valley start-ups and Y-Combinator founders.
Jozef says: “The legal market is increasingly driven by AI, and I wanted to bring my experience in this area to a company that fully embraces its potential, and that’s definitely true of the senior team at Apex. There is a bright future for AI as a tool to support better decisions by litigation funders and I am confident that Apex is in the best place to disrupt the market.”
Commenting on these appointments, Apex CEO Maurice Power expresses confidence in the company’s strengthened resources: “We recently announced that we were looking to expand our team with talented individuals and Jan and Jozef exceed our expectations.
“They both have a CV and skillset that fits perfectly with our continuing journey of employing AI in litigation finance to drive up efficiency and performance for our clients and investors. Jan and Jozef will both combine their contribution at Apex with exciting commitments in complementary roles.”
About Apex Litigation Funding:
Apex Litigation Finance Limited brings together experts from the legal and finance sectors to provide third party litigation funding to litigants (corporates, liquidators, and individuals) who are unable to pursue a claim due to the prohibitive cost of litigation.
Although the claim may have merits, uncertainty over the total costs and the potential risk of being ordered to pay the defendant’s cost, should they lose the claim, prohibits access to justice for many claimants.
Our process is augmented by artificial intelligence systems to assess risk.
As a professional litigation funder, Apex will make available funds to pay legal and other costs associated with a claim in return for an agreed share of any successful return. If there is no recovery, or if the claim is lost, there is nothing to repay. For details, please see www.apexlitigation.com