|McGill University, BA||1996|
|Geography and Economics|
|Stockholm School of Economics, MS||1999|
|Business and Economics|
Mattias launched Atomico in 2006 alongside Niklas Zennström, sourcing investments and building Atomico’s team of experts who help portfolio companies to scale globally.
In that time, Mattias has been involved with exits or substantial transactions in companies including Supercell (sold a majority stake to SoftBank valuing the business at $3bn in 2013), The Climate Corporation (acquired by Monsanto for $1.1B in 2013), Xobni (acquired by Yahoo! in 2013) and Power Reviews (acquired by Bazaarvoice in 2012).
Mattias works closely with a number of portfolio companies on their expansion, including Supercell, Klarna, Hailo, 6Wunderkinder and ChemistDirect. He also leads the work of Atomico’s global Value Creation Team, which helps portfolio companies to scale across Europe and into large emerging markets like China, Japan, Brazil, Turkey and Korea, where Atomico has experienced people on the ground. The team also helps founders with other skills that may not be native to them but which are critical to get right in a growing business, like talent and communications.
Before launching Atomico, Mattias was the head of investments at CLS Holdings where he was responsible for the sale of Sit Up TV for $360 million in 2005, and held previous roles working in M&A consultancy at LEK and in fund management at Valu-Trac. He holds a Masters from the Stockholm School of Economics and a BA with Honors from McGill University.