In order to find the world’s best entrepreneurs and help them scale internationally, we’ve always believed in the importance of a global team with deep experience and world-class insight.

Today, we’re proud to be adding to our presence in London, Beijing, Tokyo, Sao Paolo and Istanbul, by taking space in Berlin too. Berlin has a fast-growing ecosystem that we’ve been actively involved in for many years, including making an investment in 6Wunderkinder, and now we’re excited to double down.

We’ll be taking space in a tech hub we greatly admire – Factory – and our team will be spending plenty of time there. If you’re an entrepreneur there, we look forward to seeing much more of you!

We’re also delighted to welcome Chris Barnes and Yann de Vries to the Atomico team, both of whom will bring decades of experience to our growing network.

Chris joins us as our first Chief Operating Officer and Partner, having previously spent thirteen years at private equity company Terra Firma as CFO and a member of the management team. At Terra Firma, Chris’ responsibilities included investor reporting, fund accounting and transaction equity funding, and we look forward to his help in developing every aspect of Atomico’s operations.

Yann joins us as a Partner in our investment team, where he will focus on the sourcing, evaluation, negotiation and due diligence of new investment opportunities globally. He previously co-founded Redpoint e.ventures, the first Silicon Valley fund dedicated to Brazil, where he was also Managing Director. Yann brings 20 years of global experience in technology and investing, including five years as Cisco’s head of corporate development in Europe and Latin America and five years in Silicon Valley. A French national, Yann will focus on working with entrepreneurs in Europe.

New space in one of the world’s most successful tech hubs, and two fantastic hires – here’s to 2015!