Cover art for podcast The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

702 EpisodesProduced by Harry StebbingsWebsite

The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actiona… read more

28:50

20 VC 067: Scaling Startups Into Unicorns with Atomico's Mattias Ljungman and Carolina Brochado

Mattias launched Atomico in 2006 alongside Niklas Zennström. In that time, Mattias has been involved with exits including Supercell (sold a majority stake to SoftBank), 6Wunderkinder (acquired by Microsoft in 2015), The Climate Corporation (acquired by Monsanto for $1.1B in 2013), Xobni (acquired by Yahoo! in 2013). Mattias works closely with a number of portfolio companies on their expansion, including TruecallerKlarnaHailo, and ChemistDirect


Carolina is Vice President @ Atomico, working on sourcing, evaluation and due diligence of investments. Carolina is based in London, however she travels frequently to Latin America to evaluate opportunities for Atomico to help companies in the region to scale. Prior to Atomico, Carolina started her career at Merrill Lynch's investment banking division before moving to private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners.


Did you like the double guest show today? If so click here!


If you prefer a single guest click here! 


In Today's Episode You Will Learn:


1.) How Mattias and Carolina made their way into the VC industry with Atomico?


2.) How important is it for VCs to have entrepreneurial backgrounds?


3.) What advice would Mattias and Carolina give to anyone looking to enter the VC industry?


4.) What is Atomico's selection criteria? Average cheque size? Round preference? Sector preference?


5.) Why is now the best time to be a European entrepreneur? What has changed?


6.) What does it take for a tech ecosystem to thrive and grow?


7.) What is required for startups to scale from small markets to mass market adoption?


Items Mentioned In Today's Show:


Mattias' Fave Book: The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson


Carolina's Fave Book: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt


Mattias' Fave Blog or Newsletter: Benedict Evans


Carolina's Fave Newsletter: The SkimDan Primack: TermSheet


Atomics's Most Used Productivity Tools: WunderlistEvernotePocketSmartNews


Atomics's Most Recent Investments: TrueCallerGymPass


As always you can follow HarryThe Twenty Minute VCCarolina and Mattias on Twitter here!


For a more colourful image of Harry and maybe some mojito sessions, follow Harry on Instagram here!

Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://thetwentyminutevc.libsyn.com/rss

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens