Atomico, the European enterprise capital fund that usually invests at Series A and Series B, has made quite a lot of inner promotions, together with making SaaS and enterprise-focussed investor Ben Blume a accomplice on the agency.
The step up from principal to accomplice comes after eight years spent at Atomico, which Blume first joined in 2013 as an affiliate. In 2017, he was promoted to principal and has constructed a fame throughout the VC agency and past after main an array of promising and profitable investments.
They embody Spacemaker, a startup that has developed AI-supported software program for city improvement and was acquired by Autodesk late final 12 months. He additionally led Atomico’s investments into Onna, and Automation Hero, the place he at present sits on the board. In addition, he’s mentioned to have helped handle Atomico’s early backing of U.Ok. chip firm Graphcore, and sourced the VC’s authentic Series A funding in latest unicorn Hinge Health, the place he at present additionally serves as a board member.
Prior to becoming a member of Atomico, he was a guide at Bain & Company and a software program engineer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He holds a first-class BA in Computer Science from Queens’ College, Cambridge.
Also being promoted are associates, Hillary Ball and Luca Eisenstecken, each stepping as much as principal. Eisenstecken has supported Atomico’s investments into Infarm, MessageBird and Scoutbee. And Ball has supported investments into Masterclass and Framer, amongst others.
Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost explains the technique behind buying Spacemaker