Over the last 18 months, the largest public health crisis for a generation has redefined our collective sense of physical and mental wellbeing. Obscure terms such as ‘social distancing’ and ‘non-pharmaceutical intervention’ have become common parlance as policy debates spilled from government corridors and offices into homes and workplaces all over the world.

As public interest in, and understanding of, infectious diseases dramatically increases, it’s easy to forget about the litany of other crises that continue to quietly pose problems to our health. Amidst important efforts to reset our relationship with public health, now is the time to apply the…


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Today, we extend our congratulations to LendInvest for listing on the London Stock Exchange. The news marks another important milestone in the company’s progress as it continues to build its property lending platform across the UK.

Since 2008, LendInvest’s mission has been to bring speed, efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a slow-moving, challenging, and even stressful process. Through the billions of pounds LendInvest has lent to help buy, build or renovate homes across the UK, we’ve witnessed a quiet revolution in the way people invest in and finance property over the past 13 years.

As Atomico Partner…


FabricNano co-founders: CTO Ferdinando Randisi and CEO Grant Aarons in their London lab

Consumption as we know it today cannot, and should not, last forever. The manufacture of petrochemical products such as cosmetics, deodorants, and even toothpaste accounts for 14 per cent of global oil demand, a share that is expected to rise to a third in 2030 and to nearly half by 2050. As a result, removing petrochemicals from the production process must be a priority for all countries operating in accordance with commitments to the Paris Agreement, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

One solution to the petrochemical puzzle is biology. First-generation biotech companies…


Pactum co-founders (left to right): CTO Kristjan Korjus, CEO Martin Rand & CPO Kaspar Korjus

All businesses buy, and all buyers negotiate. Yet as software continues to integrate itself into large swathes of the day-to-day running of businesses across the world, the art of negotiation remains mostly untouched. Popular understanding of negotiation holds that both parties engage in a tense back and forth until something gives and an agreement is struck. And much of the conventional negotiation wisdom is drawn from tense conflict situations (think of the Hollywood version of a “Negotiator”).

But is commercial negotiation really a zero sum game?

For example, can the objectives of a large company with many contracts be reconciled…


The Aiven founders (left to right): Hannu, Oskari, Heikki and Mika

Modern enterprise quietly reached a remarkable milestone in January 2021. For the first time ever, the adoption of open source database management services superseded equivalent commercial products. Data management problems are now being met, more often than not, by open source solutions.

But for Oskari, Hannu, Mika, Heikki, and the rest of the team at Aiven this was no surprise. Since 2016, the Aiven team has been busy creating open source and cloud infrastructure technologies for companies ahead of the curve. Now, as more businesses begin to catch up, it’s never been a more exciting time for the Helsinki-based start-up.


The Katana founders (left to right): Kristjan Vilosius, Priit Kaasik and Hannes Kert

Several years ago, a few friends in Estonia started a small manufacturing workshop to sell direct to consumer. Business was good, but spreadsheets didn’t scale as well as the business. It soon became a nightmare to find the right file, the right sheet, and even the right cell to keep track of production and inventory. Existing software didn’t help. It was too expensive, too outdated, or wasn’t made with manufacturers in mind. There had to be a better way.

That’s when Kristjan, Priit and Hannes founded Katana, a manufacturing ERP (enterprise resource planning) platform and the secret weapon of SMEs…


Two years ago, we started the Atomico Angel Programme with the goal of empowering the next generation of European angel investors to partner with outstanding early-stage founders from across the region. The connections and investments made by these first two cohorts demonstrate the ever-growing vibrancy of the ecosystem and the incredible pool of underrepresented founder talent building from Europe. It has also helped us make important connections with the community at the earliest-stage, a stage at which we don’t invest.

We’re proud today to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2020 participants and share learnings from their journey. In addition, we…


Today, we’d like to extend a big congratulations to Peakon on agreeing to join Workday. This historic partnership with one of the world’s leading HR and finance cloud companies is a testament to all that Peakon has achieved in the last six years and the incredible potential that remains to help empower employees and managers with data.

Peakon was built on a simple but powerful idea: how could modern companies be so adept at measuring and tracking everything from finances to customer experiences, yet have no real-time, data-driven approach to managing their most important asset — teams and people…


Congratulations to our newest Partner Ben Blume, and our newest Principals Luca Eisenstecken and Hillary Ball.

“Ben’s the guy I call at 8 or 9pm at night when there’s something I really need to talk through. He’s been with us for 107x growth in valuation, he’s seen it all” — Dan Perez, Hinge Health co-founder & CEO

The most successful investor-founder partnerships are those built over the long term, forged in the first meeting and hardened though good days and bad on the journey to achieving global success. Becoming a skilled investor and valuable advisor takes many years and many such journeys.

That is why we are pleased to announce the promotions of three Atomicans who…


There is perhaps no one who embodies European leadership on the global stage better than French President Emmanuel Macron. President Macron is someone who believes just as strongly as Atomico does about the strength and the potential of Europe’s tech ecosystem.

To celebrate the launch of our 2020 State of European Tech Report, we were honoured to have French President Emmanuel Macron sit down with Atomico Founding Partner & CEO Niklas Zennström to discuss the role European entrepreneurs will play in addressing large-scale global challenges and fuelling economic growth.

Dive in to the data behind the interview at www.stateofeuropeantech.com

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