Co-Founder & CEO, Atrium
Justin, a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, wanted to learn why so many of the law firms serving the fastest growing technology companies rarely used software innovations to improve their services. To find out, he asked Augie Rakow, a corporate partner at a major Silicon Valley law firm who was looking for ways to use software to improve lawyers’ ability to serve clients. Augie teamed up with successful lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Bebe Chueh to found Atrium LLP, a technology-first law firm. They partnered with Justin and Chris Smoak to also create Atrium LTS (Legal Technology Services), a legal technology company with a world-class engineering team to build tools for that firm.
Besides YC and the Twitch exit to Amazon for close to $1 billion, Kan is a prolific angel investor who has backed more than 60 startups, including his brother Dan’s startup Cruise Automation, which sold to GM for more than $1 billion. While Kan said that his portfolio commitments “are not anything like a full-time job,” he doesn’t intend to dive in as an executive officer on Zero-F projects. From talking to him, the blueprint seems to be the way he has worked with Whale.