Exclusive - Atomico, the pan-European investment firm started by the founders of Skype, has invested $4.2 million in 6Wunderkinder, an interesting startup out of Berlin that offers well-designed productivity tools for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and the Web.
They earlier raised over 600,000 euros in early-stage funding.
The Series A financing round also comes with additional investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds, an earlier 6Wunderkinder backer, though the size of its contribution to the round remains undisclosed, as does an earlier T-Venture (Deutsche Telekom) investment.
6Wunderkinder offers a cross-platform, cloud-based task management tool called Wunderlist, which enables users to make detailed to-do lists that can easily be shared with friends and coworkers.
The company has been hammering away at its next product in recent months though, namely Wunderkit, a platform that provides a central place for individuals to focus on their personal and professional activities, with an emphasis on collaboration.
To receive an invitation to the beta, you can sign up here. I gather that the beta product will be debuted ‘very soon’, meaning at some point in the next few weeks.
The Berlin startup’s Wunderlist software has been downloaded more than 3.5 million times to date, boasts 1.5 million registered users and is currently available in 30 languages and over 100 countries.
Interestingly, I’m told that 40 percent of the app’s usage and registrations come from the United States, which speaks volumes to the service’s international appeal.
Downloads of the iOS (iPhone and iPad) applications in October 2011 were almost double what they were 6 months ago in the US, 6Wunderkinder says, so evidently the company is going to use a big chunk of the fresh capital to try and boost further growth stateside.
6Wunderkinder is a young and innovative software startup that was founded by six friends in Berlin, Germany, on 30 August 2010. 6Wunderkinder designs and develops a cloud-based, cross platform productivity application called Wunderlist, which was first launched in November 2010. Today, Wunderlist is one of the most popular productivity applications and is used by millions of people around the world.
Atomico is an international venture capital firm head-quartered in London, with offices in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, and Beijing, China. It was founded in 2006 by Niklas ZennstrÃ¶m, a co-founder of Skype. The firm focuses exclusively on the technology sector, with investments ranging from small seed investments to larger growth investments. It has made more than 40 investments on three continents.