ChemistDirect wins an early Christmas bonus…12/06/2013
Future Fifty recognises the UK’s most innovative and potentially transformative growth companies. It’s a great programme that helps the chosen businesses find support and advice from the UK Government and private sector experts to help them become world-class companies.
So we are delighted that ChemistDirect is one of this year’s very select group of Future Fifty. It’s a brilliant recognition of not only the hard work from CEO Stuart Rowe and everyone in the business - but a sign of the huge potential that the company has.
Great companies can come from anywhere - announcing Atomico III, our $476m fund to help them scale11/19/2013
Great companies can come from anywhere. Talent, ambition and success know no borders. And no matter where they start out, these days great companies can also scale internationally from anywhere. As we’ve seen recently, the very best are becoming global leaders and doing so faster than ever.
That doesn’t make it easy. Technology has simplified many things, but when it comes to expanding internationally, the business and cultural challenges remain hard - most people underestimate just how hard. But it’s vital to building lasting success at scale.
We founded Atomico in 2006 to help entrepreneurs - primarily those outside Silicon Valley - to meet this challenge, and we’re pleased to say we have now closed our third and most recent fund, Atomico III, at $476m, three times the size of our previous fund and oversubscribed. We’ve met a lot of institutional investors who share our excitement at the global opportunity and Atomico III’s investors, alongside the general partners, come from across Asia, the US and Europe, including the EIF.
6Wunderkinder hits new milestone (and crosses its next funding round off its to-do list)11/12/2013
We know that great companies can come from anywhere, and we spend a lot of time with entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley who have the potential to build international, category-winning businesses. So when we first met Berlin-based entrepreneur Christian Reber, we knew that he and his co-founders were creating something special with 6Wunderkinder and their beautiful to-do list product Wunderlist.
As well as loving their product, we were struck by Christian’s total obsession with the company’s brand – from every tiny detail of the logo, to how they could build a brand which resonates globally on all devices, with users from North America to Europe to Asia across Android, iOS, Mac, Windows and the web.