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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.

Timeline

January 26, 2021
Atomico makes a number of internal promotions, including making SaaS and enterprise-focussed investor Ben Blume a partner at the firm.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Upside foods

Company making cultured meat based in San Francisco founded by Uma Valeti, Nicholas Genovese and Will Clem.

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

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

Synthetic biology company that uses AI, DNA synthesis, and robotics to discover biological molecules.

Wunderlist is a company that looks to provide a cloud-based task management application

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.

Infarm is a developer of vertical farms designed for indoor growing.

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.

EVRYTHNG is a New York-based data services company founded in 2011 by Vlad Trifa, Dominique "Dom" Guinard, Niall Murphy, and Andy Hobsbawm.

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

PsiQuantum is a company that is building a general-purpose silicon photonic quantum computer.

Gengo is a Tokyo-based company founded in 2008 by Robert W. Laing.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
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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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

6Wunderkinder

Bebestore

Bitmovin

Bossa Studios

Chemist Direct

Cinemaki

CloudNC

Clutter

CMUNE

Compass

Connect Parts

Deca

DRIVETRIBE

Equal Media

EVRYTHNG

Fab

FarmDrop

Fat Lama

FON

Gengo

GoEuro

Graphcore

Gympass

Habito

Hailo

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Dan Taylor
April 27, 2021
Tech.eu
Pactum (no relation to the Brazilian satanic black metal band), the Tallinn-based AI platform for commercial negotiations has raised $11 million in a Series A round. This funding arrives just a few week shy of its $3 million raise last June. Led by industry giant Atomico, the round saw participation from Metaplanet and existing investor [...]
Steve O'Hear
April 12, 2021
TechCrunch
There are still a number of surefire measures any early-stage company can and should put in place to achieve "people ops" success as they begin scaling.
Steve O'Hear
April 12, 2021
TechCrunch
There are still a number of surefire measures any early-stage company can and should put in place to achieve "people ops" success as they begin scaling.
Steve O'Hear
March 31, 2021
TechCrunch
Zapp, one of a number of startups currently battling it out in London and beyond by promising to let you order everyday items on-demand from its own delivery-only stores, has quietly raised a new round of funding from leading VCs, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, Silicon Valley's Lightspeed and Europe's Atomico (the VC [...]
Steve O'Hear
March 31, 2021
TechCrunch
Zapp, one of a number of startups currently battling it out in London and beyond by promising to let you order everyday items on-demand from its own delivery-only stores, has quietly raised a new round of funding from leading VCs, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, Silicon Valley's Lightspeed and Europe's Atomico (the VC [...]
Robin Wauters
March 23, 2021
Tech.eu
Finnish open source software company Aiven has raised $100 million in a Series C round that values the firm at north of $800 million. The financing round was led by Atomico, with participation from Salesforce Ventures and World Innovation Lab as fresh investors. Prior backers Earlybird Venture Capital and IVP also 'significantly increased their capital [...]
Bill Leaver
February 25, 2021
Sifted
SaaS companies, from UiPath to Hopin, are booming. But which SaaS startups do Europe's best VCs think will be the next to flourish?
Annie Musgrove
February 23, 2021
Tech.eu
Tallinn-based Katana has raised $11 million to scale its leading manufacturing ERP (enterprise resource planning) platform for SMEs producing locally, selling online globally. The startup says it's on a mission to be the manufacturing entrepreneur's secret weapon and wants to power "the local production revolution", noting that consumer demand for sustainable and locally-product products is [...]
Steve O'Hear
February 23, 2021
TechCrunch
Katana, an Estonian startup that has built manufacturing-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for SMBs, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is European venture capital firm Atomico, with participation from angel investors Ott Kaukver (Checkout.com CTO), Sten Tamkivi (CPO Topia, formerly Skype), Sergei Anikin (CTO, Pipedrive) and Kairi Pauskar (former [...]
Martin Coulter
February 23, 2021
Business Insider
Atomico previously backed payments firm Klarna and scooter startup Lime.
Steve O'Hear
February 23, 2021
TechCrunch
Katana, an Estonian startup that has built manufacturing-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for SMBs, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is European venture capital firm Atomico, with participation from angel investors Ott Kaukver (Checkout.com CTO), Sten Tamkivi (CPO Topia, formerly Skype), Sergei Anikin (CTO, Pipedrive) and Kairi Pauskar (former [...]
Cecile Bussy
February 12, 2021
Sifted
Where are Europe's VC firms based? Which new funds launched in 2020? And which investors have the biggest stashes of cash?
Amy Lewin
February 5, 2021
Sifted
Atomico is giving these 18 new angels $100,000 each to invest in European startups -- but now, it's facing more competition.
Steve O'Hear
January 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Atomico, the European venture capital fund that typically invests at Series A and Series B, has made a number of internal promotions, including making SaaS and enterprise-focussed investor Ben Blume a partner at the firm. The step up from principal to partner comes after 8 years spent at Atomico, which Blume first joined in 2013 [...]
Steve O'Hear
January 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Atomico, the European venture capital fund that typically invests at Series A and Series B, has made a number of internal promotions, including making SaaS and enterprise-focussed investor Ben Blume a partner at the firm. The step up from principal to partner comes after 8 years spent at Atomico, which Blume first joined in 2013 [...]
Bill Leaver
December 31, 2020
Sifted
From the number of unicorns created to the biggest funding rounds, here are the most striking data sets of European tech in 2020.
Amy Lewin
December 31, 2020
Sifted
Which European VC firms raised the biggest funds this year? And what else happened to startup investors in 2020?
Tim Smith in Barcelona
December 24, 2020
Sifted
It's been a bittersweet 12 months for Spain's startups and tech companies
Freya Pratty and Amy Lewin
December 8, 2020
Sifted
Atomico's annual report on European tech is bigger than ever. We've highlighted the best bits to save you reading the whole thing.
Martin Coulter
November 17, 2020
Business Insider
The firm is currently taking part in this year's Google For Startups program.
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