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We have been saying for some time that the European technology ecosystem is at an inflection point, but 2018 is...

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Fat Lama co-founders Chaz Englander, Rosie Dallas & Owen Turner-Major   It is no secret that mass consumption and shopping...

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It is no secret that the global transportation sector is being re-defined by technology and that this is leading to...

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Farmdrop, the online grocery platform that connects farmers and producers directly with local customers, makes us all feel good about what...

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Today, we’re very proud to announce the promotions of Carolina Brochado and Teddie Wardi to Partners at Atomico, showing that we can both develop and attract the best investing talent. Carolina and Teddie have a deep understanding of the sectors and trends shaping Europe’s technology ecosystem. Over the last few years they have led the way in sourcing and due diligence for many of our most promising portfolio companies, while partnering with our founders to add real value when it counts.

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The way we find a place to live or to stay on holiday has changed radically in recent years. Technology has transformed the way we search for a new house or find a room to sleep in while we’re on holiday - whether that’s a hotel, an empty house or a spare room. Yet outside the world of holiday rentals, regularly securing a new place to live remains a laborious and complicated process, particularly for students.

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On July 4th 2016, ChemistDirect.co.uk and Pharmacy2U announced merger, establishing a clear digital-only leader in the burgeoning UK online pharmacy sector. The move creates a business with a customer base of 1.5 million, and brings together a combined team with unrivalled experience in digital pharmacy services.

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London is one of the world’s leading hubs for financial services and has become a major centre for FinTech, with startups moving services like money transfers, wealth management and consumer banking online, reducing bureaucracy and costs.

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Online grocery shopping has exploded globally, with particularly rapid adoption in the UK. Although the proportion of British shoppers buying their food online continues to grow - with the market set to double in value by 2020 to £17.2bn - online grocery shopping remains relatively underpenetrated at around 5% of total sales. Technology trends have allowed juggernaut supermarkets to innovate but the value chain itself has remained largely undisrupted. And growing consumer demand for convenient delivery of the highest quality, locally sourced food has remained largely underserved - until now.

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Like successful companies, successful ecosystems go through distinct stages. Having conducted one of the most comprehensive studies ever undertaken into European tech, it is clear to us that 2015 has been a breakthrough year in which our major hubs have gone to a new level. View our report in full: The State of European Tech from AtomicoVentures

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