Atrium’s mistakes from the Horse’s mouth : An analysis

I wrote a couple of detailed blog posts last year about the demise of Atrium (the Californian legal start-up that burned $75.5 million of VC funding in its short existence):  (1) Is the Atrium ‘pivot’ really shades of Clearspire? and (2) Atrium: A Post-mortem. I also took an opposite view from Artificial Lawyer about his…

When you can combine venture capital with legal services

Artificial Lawyer this morning posted an article entitled: ‘It’s hard to combine venture capital with professional services’ – Atrium Co-Founder, Augie Rakow The premise taken by Artificial Lawyer from an interview with Augie Rakow was that Atrium didn’t work out because of this combination. Artificial Lawyer observes that:- scaling up a law firm from scratch…

Atrium: A Post-mortem

On Tuesday (3 March 2020) Tech Crunch broke the news that Atrium, the Californian based hybrid legal software and law firm, was shutting down. Tech Crunch said this was “after failing to figure out how to deliver better efficiency than a traditional law firm”. Atrium has now laid off all its employees, which totaled just…