CompanyPillar VC

Skills & ExpertiseAssessing Ideas, Board Roles, Co-Founder Dynamics, Fundraising Strategies, Pitch Feedback, Pivots, Product Roadmap, Scaling, Strategic Partnerships, The CEO Role

Industry Architecture, Construction, & Engineering; Agriculture; Electronics & Hardware; Media & Publishing

Russ (HBS 1995) is a serial founder and VC who enjoys helping all kinds of start-up companies. Russ was CEO of E Ink, which he co-founded and grew to $200 million in revenue. Russ has closed numerous financings, including angel, venture, offshore, and strategic investments; and closed many kinds of partnerships and alliances. Russ has invested in software, AI, hardware, deeptech, Agtech, robotics, 3D, blockchain, fintech, consumer online, and marketplaces.

InterestsRuss loves foreign cultures and traveled around the world with his family in 2010-2011. He is fascinated by international relations, economics and education.

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