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Founder's Guide
19 min read

The Founder’s Guide to Understanding Investors

As Justin Kan’s Chief of Staff, I am actively involved in operating Atrium and investing in early-stage startups. Founders ask me many questions, but there’s one they ask me more often than any other: “how do investors evaluate startups?” By…

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Fundraising
5 min read

Why I Left my Corp Dev Job To Start a Venture Fund

I recently left an amazing job in corporate development to co-found a venture fund. I cut my teeth in corporate development during Facebook’s massive acqui-hire movement, then ran M&A for Dropbox and built the function at Airbnb before shifting into…

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Fundraising
2 min read

Atrium’s Next Phase of Growth

When we founded Atrium just over a year ago, it was just an idea: how could we transform the legal industry to be better for founders and for lawyers? In the past year, we’ve made significant progress towards realizing that…

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Fundraising
9 min read

How International Startups Can Raise US Funding

When I was a Y Combinator partner, I noticed that more and more of the batches were companies started by international founders. It’s now at 35%, and because of this I’m frequently asked about how non-American companies can raise money…

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