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At its height, Finland’s mobile giant Nokia made up 4% of the country’s economy and had over 40% of the...

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    Manufacturing is a $12tn sector globally, accounting for 17% of global GDP, yet remains largely untouched by the...

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At Atomico, two of our deepest convictions are that great companies can come from anywhere and that Europe is increasingly...

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As a European founder and investor, I am hugely proud of what Atomico Partner Tom Wehmeier has created with the annual State of...

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Nearly a century after Henry Ford gave up on his vision of mass-produced ‘Model Ts of the air’, the dream...

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As humans we progress incrementally – through constant advances in technology, science, commerce and many other endeavours. We build bit-by-bit...

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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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This is the best time in history to be a technology entrepreneur in Europe, or indeed outside Silicon Valley. Over the past decade, the start-up world has undergone huge change. As data we published last year showed, the majority of billion-dollar internet companies founded since 2003 were actually built outside the Valley. For me personally, the journey has been eye-opening – from the early days at Skype, when most people dismissed the idea of building a company from Sweden, to today, when Atomico is proud to be an investor in Supercell, Truecaller, Klarna, ZocDoc and other successful companies that started life in places like Helsinki, Stockholm, New York, London and elsewhere. How has a change this dramatic been possible in such a short time?

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Niklas Zennström, Atomico's CEO and Founding Partner, has been recommended by the Election Committee to become a new member of the Board of H&M, the world's second largest global fashion retailer. We have long admired the way H&M has disrupted the traditional global fashion supply chain to become an amazing business with the largest market cap on the Stockholm stock exchange. An incredible story.

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Atomico, the technology investment firm founded by Niklas Zennström, also known as a co-founder of Skype, today announced the hiring of Shinichi Iwata, former President of Skype Japan, to head up their new Tokyo office. Shin joins Atomico’s growing network of Market Expansion Professionals, and will focus upon Japan. Atomico invests in technology companies around the world, primarily in the internet area, and has made more than 50 investments on four continents. It looks for companies that have remarkable growth prospects and outstanding management teams. The firm is headquartered in London and has offices in São Paulo, Beijing, Istanbul, and now also Tokyo.

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