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Atomico

Atomico is a venture capital firm headquartered in London, England founded by Niklas Zennström in 2006, making series A and onwards investments in technology companies.

Atomico is a venture capital firm founded in 2006 by Niklas Zennström that is headquartered in London, England, and has offices around the world in Beijing, China; São Paulo, Brazil; Stockholm, Sweden; and Tokyo, Japan. The firm makes series A and onwards investments in technology companies looking to expand their global reach; primarily focusing its investments in European technology companies. Notable investments made by Atomico include: Supercell, Skype, The Climate Corporation, Xobni, and Memphis Meats.

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Funded Companies

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A business intelligence company offering an artificially intelligent analytics web-based software platform .

A company developing semiconductor accelerators for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Zocdoc is a company an online medical care appointment booking service.

Company developing software that helps physicians communicate with their patients. Their main product Chain SMS is used by medical office staff to send text messages for a variety of communications such as appointment reminders or to remind patients to take prescriptions.

The Climate Corporation (Climate) is a digital agriculture company that is a subsidiary of Bayer. The Climate Corporation, founded in 2006 and based in San Francisco, examines weather, soil and field data.

TrialPay is a Mountain View, California-based company.

Biomedical Artificial Intelligence company helping doctors find breast cancer early and more accurately using deep learning.

Fab is an e-commerce company founded by Jason Goldberg.

Gengo is a Tokyo-based company founded by Robert W. Laing.

Lilium is a Munich-based startup developing an on-demand air taxi service.

Wunderlist is a company founded by Charlette Prevot, Sebastian Scheerer and Robert Kock.

Ostrovok is an e-commerce company.

EVRYTHNG is a New York-based company founded by Vlad Trifa, Dominique "Dom" Guinard, Niall Murphy and Andy Hobsbawm.

Framer is an Amsterdam-based startup that developed interactive design platform Framer X.

Fon is an Alcobendas-based file sharing company founded by Martín Varsavsky.

Koru Kids is a company founded by Rachel Carrell.

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Associated investment funds

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Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
391,980,000
286,798,700
October 24, 2012
750,000,000
March 17, 2016
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Adam Lasri

Associate



Alexis Bonte

Venture Partner



Alexis Dormandy

Partner



Andrew Crankshaw

Finance Director



Annalise Dragic

Senior Associate



Ben Blume

Associate



Benjamin Grol

Partner



Bryce Keane

Head of Communications



Camilla Richards

Head of Investor Relations



Carlos Pires

Partner



Carolina Brochado

Partner



Caroline Chayot

Partner



Carter Adamson

Venture Partner



Chris Barnes

Partner & COO



Chris Savvopoulos

Engineering Lead



Christine Fa

Associate



Dan Hynes

Partner



Eleanor Warnock

Communications Manager



Gunita Bhasin

Investor Relations Associate



Hillary Ball

Associate



Hiro Tamura

Partner



Irina Haivas

Principal



Jambu Palaniappan

Executive in Residence



Joen Bonnier

Partner



Kelly Poon

Partner



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News

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Date
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Description
Steve O'Hear
February 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype's Niklas Zennström, has announced that it has closed its fifth fund -- "Atomico V" -- giving it another $820 million to invest in European startups. The London-headquartered VC firm's previous fund closed at $765 million, so this is an increase over three years ago. However, the [...]
Reuters Editorial
February 18, 2020
U.S.
Venture capital firm Atomico has closed its fifth fund with $820 million to invest in early-stage technology companies in Europe, a region it said had come of age in terms of innovation and opportunity.
Connie Loizos
January 18, 2020
TechCrunch
During this week's Democratic debate, there was a lot of talk, unsurprisingly, about ensuring the future of this country's children and grandchildren. Climate change was of particular interest to billionaire Tom Steyer, who said repeatedly that addressing it would be his top priority were he elected U.S. president. As it happens, earlier the same day, [...]
Connie Loizos
December 26, 2019
TechCrunch
If you haven't noticed, Europe's startup scene is in full bloom, with more than $30 billion deployed in startups across the continent over the last 12 months and more than 20 countries now home to a so-called unicorn company. Investors around the globe are jumping into the pool, too. Consider that the Ontario Municipal Employees [...]
Connie Loizos
December 7, 2019
TechCrunch
Atomico is among the most widely respected venture firms in Europe, ranking right up there with friendly rivals like Accel London and Index Ventures. It's also just 13 years old at this point, compared with its more established peers. It's easy to overlook this, considering the impact the firm has made on the European startup [...]
Andrii Degeler
November 22, 2019
Tech.eu
In this interview special episode recorded at Slush 2019, we've talked to Sophia Bendz, partner at Atomico, and Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder at Bolt.
Callum Burroughs
November 21, 2019
Business Insider
So far in 2019, $34.3 billion has been invested in European startups a record for the continent.
Romain Dillet
November 15, 2019
TechCrunch
SoftBank's Vision Fund has single-handedly changed the game when it comes to tech startup investment. And that's why I'm excited to announce that SoftBank Vision Fund investment director Carolina Brochado is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. Carolina Brochado isn't a newcomer when it comes to VC investment. She's worked for years at Atomico in [...]
October 3, 2019
WebWire
TechCrunch, the leading technology media property dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news, today announced 20 participants will compete in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019. Each year, the event brings together tech titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to offer unique insights into industry topics-of-the-moment. At the very heart of TechCrunch Disrupt, Startup Battlefield launch...
Steve O'Hear
June 10, 2019
TechCrunch
Spacemaker, a Norway-based startup that's created AI software to help property developers and architects make better design decisions, has picked up $25 million in Series A funding. The round is jointly led by Atomico and Northzone, with participation from investors in property and construction tech including Danish property developer NREP, Nordic property developer OBOS, and [...]
Steve O'Hear
March 19, 2019
TechCrunch
Peakon, the Denmark headquartered "employee retention platform," has raised a further $35 million in funding. Described as a Series B extension, the round is led by European venture capital firm Atomico, with backing from existing investors, including EQT Ventures, IDInvest Partners, Ba...
Jordan Crook
March 13, 2019
TechCrunch
Automation Hero, formerly SalesHero, has secured $14.5 million in new funding led by Atomico, with participation by Baidu Ventures and Cherry Ventures. As part of the deal, Atomico principal Ben Blume will join the company's board of directors. The automation startup launched in 2017 as Sales...
Steve O'Hear
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TechCrunch
Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype's Niklas Zennström, sometimes feels like it's on a perpetual hiring and promotions spree, even if a number of partners have also departed over the years. Most recently, in November Sophia Bendz, the former Spotify Global Director of ...
Steve O'Hear
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TechCrunch
The Nordic Web Ventures, the 'pre-seed' investment firm founded by Neil Murray in late 2017, has raised a second fund to continue backing very early-stage startups within the Nordic ecosystem. The remit of the new "Fund II" is largely unchanged from the first fund, promising...
Steve O'Hear
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TechCrunch
Accurx, the U.K. startup and Entrepreneur First alumni that has developed a messaging service for doctor surgeries, has raised £8.8 million in Series A funding, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, London venture capital firm Atomico has led the round, with participation from Loca...
Steve O'Hear
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TechCrunch
Eastnine, a new fitness startup and app co-founded by London entrepreneur and investor Jason Goodman, is de-cloaking today, including disclosing that it has raised £2 million in seed funding. Leading the round is London-based LocalGlobe and Berlin-based Cherry Ventures, who are joined by a list of ...
Steve O'Hear
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TechCrunch
If the last few years has seen a growing consensus that the tech industry has a diversity and inclusion problem, then what is clearly needed next are practical solutions. While most people agree that building a diverse and inclusive company culture is easier to achieve the earlier you set out to do...
Steve O'Hear
November 12, 2018
TechCrunch
Framer, the Amsterdam-based startup behind interactive design platform Framer X, has raised $24 million in Series B investment. The round is led by European VC firm Atomico, with participation from Accel and AngelList. The startup says it will use the new capital to continue building out its platfo...

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