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.