CONNECT/DAKOTA PARTS AND BEBÊ STORE HAVE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES, VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM SAYS SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – February 24, 2011- Atomico, the international venture capital firm founded by Niklas Zennström, also known as a co-founder Skype, today announced its first two investments in Brazil, following recent investments in other Latin American countries.
Emergence Capital Partners, Kaszek Ventures, Atomico and Storm Ventures Invest in the Leading Online Restaurant Reservation System in South America. 23 February – Argentina – Restorando, the leading online reservation platform for restaurants in Latin America, announced that it has secured $3.2 million in Series A funding. The funding round is led by Emergence Capital Partners, a California-based venture capital firm focused on technology enabled services, with participation from Kaszek, a newly raised fund for Latin America by the founders of Mercadolibre (NASDAQ: MELI), Atomico, the London-based firm founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, and Storm Ventures. Concurrent with the funding, Santi Subotovsky from Emergence Capital and Alex Mendez from Storm Ventures joined Restorando’s board of directors.
The Social Network, the movie about the creation of Facebook, has won awards around the world. In the UK’s The Sunday Telegraph newspaper Niklas gave his views on the film, and the reasons why entrepreneurs should watch it.
The Wall Street Journal’s Venture Capital Dispatch blog has produced an account of Niklas’s talk at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, which you can see here.
Accel Partners and Atomico Ventures Co-Lead Investment Round with Felicis Ventures Participating Espoo, Finland – 10 March, 2011 – Rovio, the creator of the Angry Birds entertainment franchise, today announced a $42m Series A investment in the company to facilitate its strategic expansion.
Fon, the world’s largest WiFi network, announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, that it has secured €10 million ($13.5 million) in new funding led by Atomico, the venture capital firm founded by Niklas Zennström, co-founder of Skype. Coral Group and other existing Fon investors also contributed to the round designed to help Fon take advantage of the growing demand for WiFi from smartphone and tablet users, and to expand their efforts in the US and elsewhere. The funding follows previous rounds, which raised a total of more than €40m since the company was founded by serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky (Jazztel, Viatel) in 2006.