Atomico invests in innovative technology companies that are, or will become category leaders.
Founded in 2006 by Niklas Zennström, a co-founder of Skype, we have made over 50 investments over four continents, including Skype, Rovio, Jawbone, Klarna and Fab, 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. As a result, venture capital firms 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 be able 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 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 São Paulo, Beijing, Istanbul, and Tokyo offices. 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 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 is already an international category leader. 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.