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Atrium (company)

Atrium (company)

B2B company providing legal services for startups through tech-based platform.

Atrium is a business-to-business (B2B) company that provides legal services for startups through a tech-based platform. It was founded in 2017 by Justin Kan, Augie Rakow, Bebe Chueh, and Chris Smoak. The company aims to solve three common problems that the founders encounter when accessing legal services: unpredictable pricing, unpredictable response times, and a lack of transparency from the service provider to the client. Atrium is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Atrium offers four primary services: Atrium Counsel, Atrium Financing, Atrium Contracts, and Atrium FinTech & Blockchain. Atrium Counsel provides a team of paralegal and attorney that can provide legal services such as legal advisory, contracts review, and compliance of employment-law through a subscription and project-based model of payment. Atrium Financing offers legal counsel for startups who are seeking funding from venture capital firms. Atrium Contracts focuses on helping clients prepare and review legal contracts. Atrium FinTech & Blockchain aids clients operating in the financial technology and blockchain industry to navigate the regulations that affect them.


Since its establishment, Atrium has received $75.5 million in funding through three funding series, with its latest being a Series B funding round which was held in September 2018 and raised $65 million. As of March 2019, the company has 99 investors, with two lead investors. Some venture capital firms who have funded Atrium are Sound Ventures, Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and Socii Capital.


Funding rounds



Augie Rakow

Founder/Head of Legal

Chris Szymansky

Head of Engineering

David Cheng

Head of Product

Elaine Vega

Head of Management Operations

Hans Kim

Partner/General Manager Atrium Counsel

Jenny Jongejan

Head of Recruitment

Joanna Shevelenko

Chief Business Officer

Jonathan O'Connell

Partner/General Manager Atrium Financing

Justin Kan

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Max Cantor

Head of Data

Nicholas Cortes

Founder/Head of Operations

Steven Boone

Head of Growth

Further reading


Documentaries, videos and podcasts





April 19, 2021
The Pulse of New York Tech
Connie Loizos
April 15, 2021
There's no shortage of data-driven sales management tools in the market. Naturally, Atrium, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based company cofounded by serial entrepreneur Pete Kazanjy, says it does a far better job of empowering sales managers to improve their team's performance. How? By giving them easy, digestible, real-time insights into who on their team is outperforming, [...]
April 14, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Atrium, the proactive data-driven sales management platform that empowers sales managers to improve team performance, today announced a $13.5...
Chris Metinko
April 14, 2021
Crunchbase News
San Francisco-based Atrium has closed $13.5 million in seed funding, hoping to bring usable, proactive data to sales managers and their teams
The Atrium
February 11, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Upcycle Pop, a program of the 501c3 nonprofit, The Atrium is America's first upcycle market, known for its event-filled holiday markets...
Margaux MacColl
January 19, 2021
Business Insider
Founder Justin Kan shut down his legal tech startup, Atrium, after raising $75 million. He shared the mistakes he made from hiring to R&D.
Brian Heater
December 22, 2020
Even in a non-hell year, running a successful startup is a tremendous lift. After the events of 2020, however, no doubt many already lean businesses are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. For every company that saw increased interest in their offerings during the pandemic, there were several that simply couldn't make it [...]
Alex Wilhelm
March 6, 2020
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was packed with news, most of it pretty bad. But Zoom did well, so there's that. Happily we had our dynamic pairing, Alex "Have I Died" Wilhelm and Danny "Good Hair" Crichton on hand to parse [...]
Josh Constine
March 3, 2020
Justin Kan's hybrid legal software and law firm startup Atrium is shutting down today after failing to figure out how to deliver better efficiency than a traditional law firm. The startup laid off all its employees, just over 100, today. It will return some of its $75.5 million in funding to investors, including Series B [...]
Josh Constine
January 13, 2020
$75 million-funded legal services startup Atrium doesn't want to be the next company to implode as the tech industry tightens its belt and businesses chase margins instead of growth via unsustainable economics. That's why Atrium is laying off most of its in-house lawyers. Now, Atrium will focus on its software for startups navigating fundraising, hiring, [...]
December 4, 2019
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Josh Constine
June 20, 2019
Law firms have little incentive to build or buy software that will save their lawyers time because they often bill clients by the hour. Tasks like tracking down legal documents, extracting key information and drawing up hiring offers or funding term sheets add up to make lawyers expensive, even if they're constantly repeating mindless busy [...]
Villari, Brandes & Giannone, P.C.
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DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly five years of intense litigation, and just before the start of the eighth day of trial, the...


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