Carter Adamson is a Partner at Atomico and helps portfolio companies to scale their products, operations and teams so that they can become global market leaders. He works closely with Gympass, Clutter, Compass & Masterclass.
A startup junkie to the core, Carter has worked for a number of different companies at all stages of their development. He co-founded the online music service Rdio, and Sum, a health and wellness wearable startup. He was head of product at Skype, a senior program manager at ICQ whilst they were hitting their stride, and was director of product strategy at AOL during its peak.
A lifelong skateboarder, Carter still wears Vans but is now often mistaken for a Staples salesperson. Raised in Virginia Beach (an archipelago of the world-famous “Redneck Riviera”), he has an English degree from Vassar. He is a published writer and lives in Brooklyn with his two sons where he likes to raise chickens in his backyard. Carter also speaks French and Spanish proficiently.