Congratulations to Europe’s three newest investment Partners!
At Atomico we partner with today’s boldest founders to solve the future’s biggest challenges. Our investment team, who stay with our portfolio of companies through every step of their scale-up journey, are crucial in bringing these partnerships to life. Atomico aims to be the employer of choice for the industry’s best investors, and we’re never happier than when a new Partner comes from within.
That makes today a particularly great one at Atomico. We’re delighted to promote three of Atomico’s brightest investors to Partner, with each of them having recently led investments in Europe’s most ambitious companies:
Terese Hougaard focuses on early stage B2B opportunities across fintech, crypto, data and climate, as part of Atomico’s Venture team. She is Atomico’s lead investor in automated carbon tracking for retailers, Vaayu, announced today, as well as our series A investment in collaborative FP&A software Abacum. Terese played an important role in our investments in data company Y42, crypto platform SheeldMarket, and Qatalog, alongside having a vital part in Atomico’s vision to build the tech ecosystem, leading Atomico’s Angel Programme.
Terese joined Atomico two years ago from Google’s late stage investment fund CapitalG in Palo Alto, where she worked with companies such as UiPath and Stripe. She started her career as a marketer at American Express and at Google, and began her journey in investing by advising and working with CMOs in Silicon Valley.
Our second new Partner is also a member of Atomico’s early stage Venture team. Former quantum physicist Sasha Vidiborskiy spent the last eight years in the start-up world working on both sides of the table. He currently invests in early stage B2B software, including developer tools, blockchain and web3, open source and AI applications. He led our investment in security platform for developers Mondoo, as well as working on virtual workspace rebundling tool, Qatalog. Sasha was an integral part of Atomico’s follow-on investments in a large-scale quantum computer, PsiQuantum, AI chip manufacturer Graphcore and mobile data capture tool Scandit.
Sasha brings a unique perspective to the team, holding an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MSc in Theoretical Physics from MISIS.
Our final new Partner is an invaluable member of Atomico’s Growth team, focussing on later stage investments, Luca Eisenstecken. Luca invests in all things B2B, and recently led Atomico’s Series B investment in global marketplace integration and operating platform, ChannelEngine.
Since joining the firm in 2018 after spending half a decade in San Francisco, most recently at technology private equity firm Vector Capital, Luca has been an integral component in some of Atomico’s most successful growth stage partnerships. These include open source cloud data infrastructure platform Aiven, personalised text messaging marketing company Attentive, and vertical farming innovator Infarm.
Every aspect of Atomico is focused on helping extraordinary founders succeed, because our backing goes way beyond the first cheque. Terese, Luca and Sasha bring this to life for our founders every day. Congratulations to the newest Partners in the team!