Atomico is without doubt seemingly the most many most in total respected challenge companies in Europe, ranking honest up there with friendly competitors fancy Accel London and Index Ventures.
It’s additionally upright 13 years mature at this level, compared with its extra established peers. It’s simple to miss this, inquisitive relating to the impact the firm has made on the European startup scene since Swedish billionaire Niklas Zennström — who’d beforehand cofounded Skype and Kazaa — first swung open its doorways.
Imagine that four funds and $1.5 billion greenbacks in asset below management later, Atomico is now among Europe’s finest early-stage funds. It additionally has one among the most enviable portfolios, with companies that include Klarna (valued at $5.5 billion), Graphcore (valued at $1 billion), Stripe (valued at $35 billion) and Compass (valued at $6.4 billion), apart from as a rising long list of past winners, including Local climate Corp., which supplied to Monsanto for $1.1 billion inspire in 2013.
Really, it became as soon as thru this final investment that Atomico first met Siraj Khaliq, who is on the present time among the many most senior individuals of the Atomico team and who could be joining us on stage at TechCrunch Berlin next week for a big-ranging dialogue about where Atomico is browsing — and how the more than a few geographies it covers are evolving.
Khaliq beforehand cofounded and served as CTO of The Local climate Corp. and on the present time leads Atomico’s “frontier” investment team. He’ll be talking with us along the firm’s other most senior individuals, including Niall Wass, who co-leads the firm’s particular person investment team; Sophia Bendz, who lead Atomico’s Nordic investment sourcing, apart from as its angel program; and Hiro Tamura, who co-leads the firm’s particular person investment team with Wass and additionally leads its later-stage investing team. (Tamura is additionally the longest serving partner at Atomico after Zennström.)
What excites them, what considerations them, and how are they attempting to establish up for 2020? We’re overjoyed to be sitting down with them to chat about these questions and loads extra and loads extra.
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