"Virta Ventures is our best investor hands down. Besides offering the most helpful customer and investor intros, Russell is a true strategic partner. He strikes the perfect balance of trusting our perspectives while offering constructive guidance. As a result, I feel that I can come to Russell with any challenge we are facing.."
CEO & Co-Founder, TYBA
"Russell has been an assertive and hands-on investor since day one. Most investors ask how they can help, but Russell proactively identifies opportunities to activate him based on how his network and experience uniquely can accelerate our progress. He referred one of our top Founding Engineer candidates, provided data to help us manage our headcount model, and introduced multiple prospective channel partners."
CEO & Founder, [STEALTH]
"Russell has been an invaluable investor and advisor to Treehouse. His advice is thoughtful and considered. He is one of a select group of investors who really take the time to understand the finer points of what we're building. He has an incredibly diverse network and has matched us with both investors and high leverage partners and he's my go-to for advice on clean tech."
CEO & Co-Founder, Treehouse
"Russell is the investor who lives out his promise to help his companies. He will roll up his sleeves to help on a problem, leverage his network, or to push you with a question you need. You won't get useless "update" meetings in working with Russell, but you will get help from someone who truly cares about your team, your mission, and you if he invests."
CEO & Co-Founder, Fractal
"Russell is the exact type of investor you want in your corner as an early-stage founder. He listens actively, asks great questions, and is able to rapidly develop a deep understanding of the most important parts of your business — no matter how small or technical the detail. By leveraging this superpower, Russell has become an invaluable sounding board and connector for Amber, helping us evaluate the pros and cons of critical decisions and brokering introductions to relevant partners, candidates, and investors."
CEO & Co-Founder, Amber
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