Atrium's professionals have experience in venture capital, operating management, research and development, strategic consulting, corporate spin-outs and corporate law, in addition to a successful history of investing in early-stage companies.
Collectively, we have decades of early-stage technology investing experience and hands-on operating experience. We have founded or led three major technology-based service companies through IPO and subsequent sale.
Russell founded Atrium in 1991. Previously, he was a General Partner of the Sprout Group, the venture capital affiliate of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. At the Sprout Group, he was one of six general partners participating in the funding of emerging growth companies and other private equity opportunities. Prior to joining the Sprout Group, Russell was an attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City, where he specialized in corporate securities law. Russell received his JD and MBA degrees from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an AB degree in Economics from Princeton University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.