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Atomico invests in ambitious tech founders at the Series A and beyond, with a special focus on Europe, and leverages extensive operational knowledge to help them scale.

Since its founding in 2006, Atomico has worked with over 100 innovative companies, including Klarna, Supercell, Graphcore, Compass, MessageBird, Masterclass, Attentive Mobile, Pipedrive, and Hinge Health.

From Skype and Google to Twitter and Uber, Atomico's team of founders, investors, and operational executives have been in charge of worldwide expansion, recruiting, and marketing. The business presently manages $4.7 billion in assets.

Scout Program Details

How it Works

  • The Angels of Atomico are chosen on a 12-month rotating basis.
  • Angel investors have pledged a total of $100,000 to write numerous early-stage cheques.
  • Angels have the freedom to work with whatever founder they choose (as long as it doesn't break Atomico's general ethical investment guidelines and promises to our LPs — i.e. no immoral investments such as drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, weapons, pornographic businesses, etc.).
  • Angel investors, like Atomico, receive a piece of the upside if the founders they back succeed.
  • If one firm succeeds, all of the angels benefit: to encourage teamwork, Atomico has set aside some carry per investment in a 'Angel Pool,' which all of the angels enjoy. In this approach, the success of one firm helps all Atomico Angels, not just the Angel that associated with that company.
  • Atomico urges angel investors to work with startups early on to maximize their exposure to the future.
  • This also means that Angel Program investments will be at least one, and in some cases two, steps removed from Atomico's remit. Atomico's angel investors are collaborating with startups who would otherwise be at least one or two stages behind where Atomico invests. The Angels' independence is ensured by investing at a stage where we don't intervene.
  • The Atomico Angel investment helps to establish a relationship with these early founders, but it does not promise or even suggest that they will get more funding from Atomico. Atomico makes Series A investments, which are usually angel investments or first money in at the pre-seed stage.

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