Communications platform MessageBird raises first funding round of $60 million

Cloud communications platform MessageBird has raised $60 million in a Series A round led by Accel with participation from Atomico and Y Combinator. The Amsterdam-based MessageBird, a rival of Twilio, provides a platform for companies to send and receive voice and text messages through its APIs. The company recently launched its new Voice API product. […]

Firstminute closes $85 million fund backed by Tencent and Atomico

VC firm Firstminute Capital has closed its new $85 million fund to invest in early stage European startups with backing from Chinese giant Tencent. The London-based fund, cofounded by Brent Hoberman and Spencer Crawley, is also backed by VC firm Atomico and was oversubscribed beyond its original $60 million goal in June. It will invest […]

Games firm Bossa Studios secures $10 million in Series A funding

London games studio Bossa Studios has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Atomico with participation from London Venture Partners. The BAFTA-winning company (I am Bread, Surgeon Simulator, and Worlds Adrift) will look to recruit new talent as it focuses on AI, user-generated content, and open development ahead of the public launch […]

Germany’s Lilium raises $90 million for its electric air taxi

Lilium, the German company behind the electric “air taxi”, has raised $90 million in a Series B round from Tencent, Atomico, LGT, and Obvious Ventures. Lilium is building an electric aircraft called the Lilium Jet that’s capable of vertical take-off and landing and can carry up to five people. It completed its latest rounds of […]

Fintech startup Cleo secures £2 million in new round of funding

Financial management app Cleo has raised £2 million led by Local Globe’s Robin Klein with participation from Atomico CEO Niklas Zennström and Albion founder Jason Goodman. Launched in January, Cleo uses AI to monitor your bank accounts and manage your money. According to the company, it’s currently managing £400 million in assets where it handles […]

Hinge Health raises $8 million to help monitor knee and back pain

Digital health startup Hinge Health has raised $8 million in a Series A round led by Atomico. The startup, which was founded in London but is now based in San Francisco, develops hardware and software for monitoring musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, like knee and lower back pain. Its wearables analyse a user’s condition and delivers results […]