Technology Investments (Skype, Kazaa, Joost and Joltid)
Järfälla Municipality, Sweden
Married (Catherine Zennström)
Date of Birth:
16 February 1966
Entrepreneur and Investor
Uppsala University (Business Administration), Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (Engineering Physics)
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About Niklas Zennström
Niklas Zennström is a Swedish billionaire entrepreneur with a net worth of $1.82 billion. He is famous for creating several high-profile online ventures with Janus Friis like Kazaa and Skype. He recently founded the technology investment firm called Atomico that became a significant figurehead for entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Zennström is also one of the founders of the charity organization called Zennström Philanthropies.
Zennström has two degrees in Engineering Physics (MSc) from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and Business Administration (BSc) from Uppsala University. He spent his last year at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
As of the moment, his most notable success is the creation of Skype. It is a telephony company that has a basis on peer-to-peer principles. Last May 2011, Zennström sold Skype to Microsoft for $8.5 billion. During this time, Skype became a global leader in Internet voice communications.
His recent project is the founding of the technology investment firm Atomico. It became a significant figurehead for entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Zennström also co-founded the charity organization called Zennström Philanthropies.
After Zennström sold Skype, he went on to launch Joost in 2007. It is an online video distribution service where Zennström became a co-chairman.
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Asset Sep. 2018
Total amount of capital under the management of Atomico as the company's founder
Asset Mar. 2018
Money raised from the investment of Niklas Zennstrom in the Seed Round of WeFarm
Asset Sep. 2017
Investment in Series B - Lilium Aviation, Orbital Systems and Beekeeper for the year 2017
Asset Mar. 2017
Niklas Zennström's $1 billion VC fund to back sustainability startups
Asset Jan. 2017
Funding with an impressive list of investors to the London-based Cleo, a startup that’s developed an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances
Asset Dec. 2016
Investment in Series A - Automile, Wolt and Lilium Aviation for the year 2016
Asset Dec. 2016
Investment of his company Atomico in Lilium Aviation for the development of personal electric planes that are capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL)
Asset Mar. 2016
Purchase of stake in peer-to-peer lender platform LendInvest that is Britain's alternative lending industry
Asset May. 2015
Investment in Series A - Orbital Systems for the year 2015
Asset Jun. 2013
Investment in Series B - Wrapp for the year 2013
Asset Feb. 2013
Purchase value of Niklas Zennström's luxury house in Hamble, Hampshire
Asset Jan. 2012
Investment in Series A - Wrapp for the year 2012
Sale of Asset Dec. 2011
Sale of Niklas Zennstrom's telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones called Skype to Microsoft
Asset Nov. 2011
Investment in Series A - Wrapp for the year 2011
Salary Dec. 2006
Annual salary as the Chief Executive Officer of Skype
Lawsuit Settlement Jul. 2006
Payment for the legal battle against the world's four major music companies — Universal Music, Sony BMG, EMI and Warner Music
Sale of Asset Dec. 2005
Sale of Niklas Zennström's telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones called Skype to eBay