Atomico

  • Angry Birds Maker Rovio Raises $42 Million From Accel, Atomico And Felicis

    Rovio, the Finnish entertainment media company who famously operates the Angry Birds franchise, has raised $42 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by Accel Partners and Atomico Ventures, the VC firm created by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, who will be joining Rovio’s board. ‘Super angel fund’ Felicis Ventures also participated. Currently, Angry Birds is… Read More

  • Siine lands £550,000, aims to change the way we type on touch-screen keyboards

    Siine, a Spain/UK-based developer of software that aims to change the way we communicate using touch-screen phones and tablets, has raised £550,000 (roughly $880,000) in seed funding from Atomico Ventures, the investment vehicle established by Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. The company says it has created unique systems that make it easier for people to type and transfer… Read More

  • Siine Lands $880,000, Aims To Change The Way We Type On Touch-Screen Keyboards

    Siine, a Spain/UK-based developer of software that aims to change the way we communicate using touch-screen phones and tablets, has raised £550,000 (roughly $880,000) in seed funding from Atomico Ventures, the investment vehicle established by Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. The company says it has created unique systems that make it easier for people to type and transfer… Read More

  • Online fashion community Fashiolista raises $500,000 from Atomico

    Online fashion site Fashiolista.com, which was launched in The Netherlands last year at The Next Web conference, has secured over $500,000 in seed funding from Atomico Ventures. Basically, Fashiolista relies on its members to create a catalog of fashion items online. Via a bookmarklet or browser extension, users can ‘like’ fashion items wherever they find them on the web, thus… Read More

  • Online Fashion Community Fashiolista Raises $500,000 From Atomico

    Online fashion site Fashiolista.com, which was launched in The Netherlands last year at The Next Web conference, has secured over $500,000 in seed funding from Atomico Ventures. Basically, Fashiolista relies on its members to create a catalog of fashion items online. Via a bookmarklet or browser extension, users can ‘like’ fashion items wherever they find them on the web, thus… Read More

  • Atomico Ventures raises $165m fund targeting “disruptive” early-stage European startups

    Good news for startups in Europe. Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, through their Atomico Ventures vehicle, have raised a new $165m fund for investing in “disruptive” early-stage European tech companies, reports the FT. The London-based VC firm, founded in 2006 by the duo, will focus on early-stage software and internet companies that have the potential to be… Read More

  • Niklas Zennström Talks European Entrepreneurship At Le Web 2009

    Niklas Zennström, half of the infamous duo that started companies like Kazaa, Skype, Joost and Rdio, took the stage at the Le Web conference this afternoon to talk innovation in Europe and the lessons he’s learned as a European entrepreneur for the last 9 years. Zennström said he found it encouraging to find that so many European entrepreneurs and startups are busy building… Read More

  • Jolicloud Raises $4.2 Million, Niklas Zennström And Gilles Samoun Join Board

    On the very same day that a certain search and Internet advertising giant based in Mountain View, California has made public its plans to soon bring to market an open-source operating system that it hopes will give Microsoft a run for its money when it comes to powering the netbooks of this world, a lone startup from Paris, France has raised millions in financing to do exactly the same thing. Read More

  • Imagini Gets $13.5m To Work Out Your Personality With Pictures

    UK start-up Imagini has secured a significant $13.5 million in a second round of funding (the first round was undisclosed). The additional investment comes from Horizons Ventures, NorthZone Ventures and Atomico. Imagini has an interesting technology called VisualDNA which effectively works out people’s personality types by presenting them with picture choices – instead of, say… Read More