Atrium

sf
101 - 250 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$50M - $100M Funding
Series A

Atrium is a data-driven law firm designed to make access to corporate legal services transparent and price-predictable for everyone. We're doing this by building the largest structured data platform for organizational and contract data. We use modern techniques for extracting data currently locked away in legal documents, modeling how best to store this information, and inventing new ways for lawyers and paralegals to interact with the resulting structured data to help advise clients.

Atrium LTS (Legal Technology Services) technology provides a better experience for legal clients than they previously thought possible, increasing communication and speed of service.

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Why join us?
  • We're disrupting a huge market — Legal services and fees total $158 billion a year, with the largest global law firm, Latham & Watkins, doing only $2.8B in revenue in a year. This is a hugely fragmented market that no one owns because they haven't applied technology to it ... as Atrium is doing now.

  • No law firm has ever been built and operated like a startup before — None have raised Venture Capital funding or operated with specialized employees e.g. engineers, PMs, designers. Instead, law firms operate inefficiently, with partners doing everything until they're maxed out. We're changing this and getting rid of archaic ideas like billable hours, which don't benefit clients.

  • High-profile investors believe in us — Atrium LTS launched in April 2017 and raised a $10.5M Series A round from top Silicon Valley investors led by General Catalyst, an investor in Gusto, Stripe, Airbnb, Snapchat, etc. You'll get the benefits of joining an early stage company, without the risk of not having capital to run and grow the company.

  • We have a highly experienced founding team — Our 5 founders have a ton of successful, startup experience. Justin Kan was the founder of Twitch (acquired by Amazon for $970M and now one of the largest websites) and a former YC partner. He has invested in over 70 startups and knows how to grow companies. Co-founder & CTO, Chris Smoak, graduated with a CS degree from CMU, has been through YC twice as a founder, and built a company from 0 to a $50M revenue run rate. Augie Rakow developed one of the most successful startup law practices in the Bay Area as a Partner at Orrick. Bebe Chueh sold her previous startup to LegalZoom. Nick Cortes was a business partner for Justin Kan Enterprises.


Engineering at Atrium
Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team works in small, cross-functional teams that usually also include a lawyer or paralegal as a “legal PM” to learn their workflows so we can build the software they use in their practice, every day. We have regular stand-ups to plan new features or to launch new products, Demos & Drinks to share the cool things we're building with the company, and weekly demos to discuss progress and work through tough problems. Code reviews are done through PRs on GitHub, and we typically push to production multiple times a day.

Technical Challenges

We are building the first structured data platform for organizational data. This requires using modern techniques for extracting data that is locked away in legal documents then modeling out how that data should be structured once extracted, and inventing new ways for lawyers and paralegals to interact with the resulting structured data to help advise clients.

Projects you might work on
  • Our documents-to-data pipeline. We need to process thousands of client documents describing a company's organization and commercial contracts. Our goal is to automate this process by determining the relevant information in the documents, capturing that information via various means (ML, NLP, regular expressions, etc.), modeling the storage of that information, and following review of that data, providing feedback so models can be improved over time.

    This data pipeline is a core piece of what we do. It will not only save thousands of hours of lawyer and paralegal time, it also sets the stage for the future of what Atrium wants to do for their clients. You would be working with a small team and interacting with other teams that are building related pieces of product at Atrium.

  • Our Pro Forma Generator tool. A pro forma is needed to model out what a company's capitalization/ownership looks like as a result of a financing that is in progress and the ongoing negotiations with investors. We have built v1 of the tool and are (i) looking to continue to improve it to be useful in a wider variety of scenarios and (ii) preparing variations of it for use directly by a (potential) client to model a future financing.

    This Pro Forma Generator is used in company financings to help save many hours per financing while also plugging into our automated pipeline. This is an important document that touches most of the relevant parts of a financing. You would be working on our internal legal tools team, focused on improving the efficiency and accuracy of legal advice that Atrium’s lawyers provide to their clients.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
JavaScript
Python
Node.js
AWS
PostgreSQL
Node
Dynamic web languages
Javascript
React
TypeScript
Ruby

Working at Atrium

-Dedication to client service -Team who wants to continuously learn -Sense of ownership and responsibility -Driven towards goals, then accomplishing more -Collaborative communication in a multi-disciplinary team

Free Food

Lunch is delivered every day through ZeroCater. Yum!

Team Activities

Weekly All-Hands, Demos & Drinks - a bi-weekly happy hour to show off what you've built, Balcony Lunches, Team outings, and our future Atrium soccer team!

Relocation

We offer up to $5,000 for relocation.

Beautiful Office

Entire floor of SOMA office space, 360-degree windows with views of Downtown San Francisco, large private balcony.

Health Insurance

Competitive medical, dental & vision insurance offerings.

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Flexible Hours

Most of our engineers are in the office from around 10am-6pm to foster collaborative work in small cross-functional teams; but we value engineering output more than face-time in the office.

401(k) Contribution
Transportation

Commuter benefits help employees pay for their commuting expenses—like parking and public transit—on a pre-tax basis, saving you ~40%.


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