Atomico invests in growth stage innovative technology companies
that are on their way to becoming category leaders
Atomico invests in growth stage innovative technology companies, primarily outside of Silicon Valley, that are on their way to becoming category leaders.
Founded in 2006 by Niklas Zennström, a co-founder of Skype, we have made over 50 investments over four continents, including Skype, Supercell, Rovio, Klarna, and The Climate Corporation, with an exclusive focus on the technology sector. Our sector expertise and deep network mean that we know, and have worked with, people across the world who can add value to our portfolio companies.
The world has now changed to be smaller, flatter and much more connected. Great companies can come from anywhere. And no matter where companies start out, they can scale to disrupt established markets anywhere in the world. As a result, investors must change, and the traditional stages of investment have been blurred by companies growing users and revenues with ever-increasing speed. Successful investors must now be able to not just identify potential category leaders, but also add real value to companies in order to gain access to invest in them.
We operate with a single, international structure composed of two core teams; the value creation team, and the investment team. They are close-knit and uniquely balanced, including people who have worked together for over 10 years building international companies as entrepreneurs and investors, and newer members who have brought additional skills onboard.
Our value creation team is focused on helping our portfolio companies, and has an unrivalled business-development network, and outstanding track record, with deep relationships in the US and Europe, and an ability to super-charge growth across the world via our teams in London, São Paulo, Beijing, Istanbul, Tokyo and Seoul. In addition, the London-based members focus on helping to share best practice across our portfolio and cover talent, analysis & operations, KPIs & metrics, marketing and PR.
Our London-based investment team have a wide range of backgrounds including deep hands-on operational expertise from founding and running Skype and Kazaa, as well as years of investment and blue-chip corporate experience.
We look for outstanding companies, primarily outside of Silicon Valley, that have a proven game-changing technology or a disruptive business model, that are showing real signs of traction, and have the potential to become or are already an international category leader with a brand loved by users and customers. We want our portfolio companies to attack large and changing market opportunities.
Atomico (UK) Partners LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.