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Committed to Developing Talent

At Atomico our goal is to be the leading European technology investment platform and to achieve that we need great people and a commitment to developing our talent. We’re therefore happy to announce the following promotions.

Alison Smith, our Chief of Staff, has been with us for four years. Her promotion to partner recognises the impact she has in that time, deftly handling whatever challenge we have thrown at her.  As Partner Alison will continue to lead key projects for us – both internally and externally – all focused on helping us help founders to succeed.

Bryce Keane has served as Atomico’s Head of Communications for the past two and a half years.  He has proved himself a wizard at helping our founders tell their story to the people who matter most – potential partners, customers, hires and investors.  As a Partner at Atomico, Bryce will continue to work closely with our founders as a core member of our Growth Acceleration Team by delivering ongoing strategic communications counsel, bespoke workshops, media and event introductions, issues management and helping them with comms team capability building and hiring as they figure out the best model for them.  

Camilla Richards has overseen fundraising and Atomico’s relationship with its investors globally for the past four years as Head of Investor Relations.  As Partner, she will continue to nurture the relationships with our incredible network of LPs, facilitate introductions between our founders and LPs for new business opportunities and direct investment where it makes sense, and strengthen our overall institutional support for European founders.

“Bryce, Alison and Camilla have the ambition, shared mission and energy we need as we continue to build Atomico. I’m proud to have them as Partners at Atomico and excited to see what they will achieve in the years ahead in their new roles,” said Atomico’s CEO and Founding Partner Niklas Zennström.

Alongside our three new Partners, we also have four exciting promotions in our Investment team. In recognition of their hard work and tenacity in finding Europe’s next gamechanging founders, we have also promoted Senior Associate Stephen Thorne to Principal and Associates Hillary Ball, Will Dufton and Adam Lasri to Senior Associate. As part of his promotion, Adam will be relocating permanently to Paris – our first full time Atomico investment team member on the ground there which we are very excited about.

We’re proud of the talent we have at Atomico and delighted to acknowledge these individuals by promoting them.

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