Atomico

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
Memphis Meats

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 .

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

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

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

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.

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.

Biomedical Artificial Intelligence company developing products for early cancer detection in the breast.

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

Lilium is a Munich-based startup developing an on-demand, all-electric, vertical take-off and landing air taxi service.

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

Ostrovok is an e-commerce company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Atomico Ventures III, L.P.
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

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Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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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
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.
Connie Loizos
November 5, 2020
TechCrunch
Florida is renowned for its strange news stories. In recent weeks alone, one resident reported an alligator in her garage that turned out to be a pool floatie; another discovered a python in her washing machine; and a horse needed to be pulled out of a septic tank by firefighters. Still, don't dismiss Orlando residents [...]
Romain Dillet
August 31, 2020
TechCrunch
TechCrunch Disrupt is right around the corner. And this year, we're trying something different -- we're taking Disrupt virtual. That's why we're excited to announce that we used this opportunity to invite a slate of incredible European speakers to join TechCrunch on our virtual stage on September 14-18. It represents a great opportunity to learn [...]
Steve O'Hear
July 17, 2020
TechCrunch
Earlier this month, venture capitalist and former Spotify global director of marketing Sophia Bendz announced that she was leaving London-based Atomico to join Berlin's Cherry Ventures. Her stated reason for leaving the London VC firm -- which mainly does Series A and Series B rounds -- is that, having made the difficult transition from seasoned [...]
Steve O'Hear
July 1, 2020
TechCrunch
More personnel changes in European early-stage VC, this time it's the latest career move of former Spotify global director of marketing Sophia Bendz, who is leaving Atomico to join Berlin's Cherry Ventures. TechCrunch understands that the full Atomico staff are being informed of Bendz' departure at an all-hands currently taking place. Her stated reason for [...]
Steve O'Hear
June 17, 2020
TechCrunch
Onna, the "knowledge integration platform" (KIP) that counts Dropbox and Slack as backers, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Atomico, with participation from Glynn Capital. Previous investors Dawn Capital, Nauta Capital and Slack Fund also followed on. Founded in 2015, Barcelona and New York-based Onna integrates with a plethora [...]
Steve O'Hear
April 29, 2020
TechCrunch
European VC firm Atomico announced this week that it has hired Sasha Astafyeva as a new investment partner. Astafyeva previously spent three years as a principal at Felix Capital . In her new role, she'll lead "sourcing, due diligence, and management" of consumer tech companies, according to a company statement. Originally from Ukraine, Astafyeva was [...]
Steve O'Hear
April 27, 2020
TechCrunch
More personnel moves at Atomico. The European VC firm, founded by Skype's Niklas Zennström, has recruited Sasha Astafyeva as its new consumer-focused partner, and former-Googler Terese Hougaard as principal. Sasha Astafyeva (pictured left) previously spent three years as a principal at Felix Capital. In her new role as partner, she'll be leading "sourcing, due diligence, [...]
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.
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