London-based Zinc, a company builder that helps tech entrepreneurs tackle social issues, has raised more than £3 million from Atomico, LocalGlobe, LSE, and several angel investors including Martin Leuw and Michael Norton. Zinc’s programme (broken down into “missions”) takes 50 entrepreneurs at a time and matches them with experts in social science, technology, design and […]
Peer-to-peer rental marketplace Fat Lama has raised $10 million led by Blossom Capital, the new VC firm helmed by former LocalGlobe partner Ophelia Brown, with participation from Atomico and Y Combinator. The UK startup’s sharing economy model allows users to rent goods – from cameras to drones to bikes – for a daily fee. It […]
Mapillary, the Swedish mapping platform, has raised $15 million in a Series B round led by BMW i Ventures with participation from Samsung Catalyst Fund, NavInfo, Atomico, and Sequoia Capital. The startup maintains a database of more than 260 million street-level images and works with companies in mapping, automotive, and urban development as well as […]
Streetbees, an intelligence platform for marketers, has raised a Series A round of $12 million led by Atomico alongside LocalGlobe, Octopus Ventures, and BGF Ventures. The app helps marketers to reach out to consumers and gather data on products in real time. The new funds will be used to grow its London-based team, which is […]
Ben Grol heads the growth team at Atomico. He has quite an interesting background – high school dropout, professional chef, Stanford computer science graduate, and so on. Ben was also a key team member for some of the most successful large scale products and services which practically all of us use today, including Gmail, Google […]
Ivo Spigel recently had an opportunity to learn about the strategy and processes of Atomico, one of Europe’s premier venture funds. In the first of a two-part series, he speaks with co-founder Mattias Ljungman, and partners Dan Hynes and Tom Wehmeier:
The report from Atomico takes the pulse of the European tech industry, which had a record year for investment in 2017.