VIDEO: Niklas Zennström on portfolio, politics and philanthropic passion

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Best known for co-founding Skype and Kazaa, Niklas Zennström has since turned his attentions to founding VC firm Atomico, using his tech sector nous to build up an impressive portfolio of some of the most interesting emerging digital brands, such as 6Wunderkinder, FON, Klarna, Wrapp and Fab. In fact, it currently invests in around 40 brands across four different continents.

We caught up with the Swedish influencer to find out about what he looks for in an investment, making decisions without data and why it’s important to be part of the EC’s new Leaders Club and to follow philanthropic passions.

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