Welcome to the human side of venture capital

We’re all about relationships. We’ll get to know you and see what makes you unique. We’re here to help you outperform and outthink the competition.

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A global company, investing across countries and continents

  • 16 INVESTMENTS

  • 6 COUNTRIES

  • 3 CONTINENTS

  • 979 JOBS

Work with us

We’re a big believer in exceptional people with a passion to do more, to think big and think differently. We like ideas that solve problems and look at things in a new way.

There are five clear criteria we look for when we are considering investing in you, your ideas and your business.

  • Global Opportunities

    We're a small team but we like to work on big opportunities. We have a preference for marketplaces, but if you've got global ambitions and a model with the ability to scale to a $100m+ valuation we'd love to hear from you.

  • A Real Edge

    Does your model/concept make it easier, faster, cheaper or just plain better for your customers? We like businesses that solve a problem. It's OK if you solve a problem people didn't know they had yet but we'd want to validate this through Market Traction.

  • Market Traction

    Few things say Product Market Fit better than revenues. We're not looking for the completed picture but early evidence of customers willing to pay for what you're selling is key and shows promise for the future.

  • Passionate, Talented Team

    Ideas are nothing without great execution. We look for a team that has intricate knowledge of their target market and passion and desire to stick it out through the inevitable growing pains.

  • Early on the curve

    For initial entry our sweet-spot is Series A but we'll venture either side of this into Seed and Series B. We also have the ability to do follow-on rounds so we'll be there to support you as you grow.

We're a small team but we like to work on big opportunities. We have a preference for marketplaces, but if you've got global ambitions and a model with the ability to scale to a $100m+ valuation we'd love to hear from you.

Does your model/concept make it easier, faster, cheaper or just plain better for your customers? We like businesses that solve a problem. It's OK if you solve a problem people didn't know they had yet but we'd want to validate this through Market Traction.

Few things say Product Market Fit better than revenues. We're not looking for the completed picture but early evidence of customers willing to pay for what you're selling is key and shows promise for the future.

Ideas are nothing without great execution. We look for a team that has intricate knowledge of their target market and passion and desire to stick it out through the inevitable growing pains.

For initial entry our sweet-spot is Series A but we'll venture either side of this into Seed and Series B. We also have the ability to do follow-on rounds so we'll be there to support you as you grow.

Our approach

We do things differently, following our own tried and tested model to make sure we give you the best chance of succeeding. We make investments ranging from early stage to late stage growth ranging £100k up to £20mn. Our steps for success are defined by demonstrating how:

We're flexible on deal structure

We align key terms with founders, management and key shareholders

We're constructive, insightful minority partners

We're efficient, proactive, analytical and fully transparent

We're all about long term, patient capital

Meet our multi-talented team

Brian Epp

Brian Epp

Brian Epp

Brian Epp has 25+ years of Investment Banking experience and has been involved in equity, M&A and debt financing transactions in more than 25 countries. Previously, Brian was a Managing Director and Head of Private Client Advisory for the UK and the Nordics at JP Morgan.

Prior to JP Morgan, Brian served 10 years at NM Rothschild where he focused primarily on M&A and equity transactions in telecom, media and technology, and similarly served 4 years at UniCredit, based in London.

At Atami, Brian is Managing Partner and Head of Direct Equity Investments and serves on the Boards of AirSorted, Laundrapp, Roomi and Simba Sleep and is an Observer on the Boards of Book a Tiger, Coffee Meets Bagel and eMoov.

Brian Epp

Jason Webster

Jason Webster

Jason Webster was formerly UK Managing Director for Zanbato – a FinTech startup focused on secondary markets for private companies – and before that he was Head of Alternatives for what is now Europe’s largest multifamily office, Stonehage Fleming.

At Atami, Jason seeks out and assesses new investment opportunities and works with existing portfolio companies to maximise value through strategy, partnerships and building their investor network.

Brian Epp

Charles Madon

Charles Madon

Charles Madon previously worked in London with Goldman Sachs on the markets side, and in Montreal within the investment divisions of RBC and TD Bank. Prior to a career in finance, he worked with iSentium Technologies as an analyst and product manager, experiencing first-hand the daily lives of startup entrepreneurs.

At Atami, Charles focuses on due diligence for new opportunities and assists the ongoing monitoring and management of existing investments. Whenever possible, he aims to offer support and guidance for portfolio companies and their entrepreneurs.

Charles holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford, a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and is a CFA charterholder. He is also fluent in English, French, and Mac.

Brian Epp

Ali Wasti

Ali Wasti

Ali Wasti is a Partner at Atami Capital leading Atami’s US investments. Ali brings two decades of investing and operating experience in the tech sector. He has spent the last 7 years as a successful VC leading investments in consumer and enterprise startups. Ali’s exits include PredictionIO (acq: Salesforce), Tutum (acq: Docker), NATIVE (acq: P&G) and VIDA (acq: Cimpress). He has served on the boards of several companies, including Le Tote, Coffee Meets Bagel, Chairish, Convercent and Unitas Global. Additionally, some of Ali’s other investments include Tripping, IrisVR, Eight Sleep, Luma Health and Sprinklr. Prior to his investment career, Ali spent more than 10 years in various engineering and business leadership positions in the enterprise cloud space. He started his technology career building large scale databases.

Ali holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he won the Venture Capital Investment Competition, was the CFO of the Venture Capital and Private Equity club and was the Assistant Producer of the HBS Show. Ali also served as the global chair for conferences at HBS Angels, the largest university-affiliated angel group in the world. He received his B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude from McMaster University.

Brian Epp

Brian Epp has 25+ years of Investment Banking experience and has been involved in equity, M&A and debt financing transactions in more than 25 countries. Previously, Brian was a Managing Director and Head of Private Client Advisory for the UK and the Nordics at JP Morgan.

Prior to JP Morgan, Brian served 10 years at NM Rothschild where he focused primarily on M&A and equity transactions in telecom, media and technology, and similarly served 4 years at UniCredit, based in London.

At Atami, Brian is Managing Partner and Head of Direct Equity Investments and serves on the Boards of AirSorted, Laundrapp, Roomi and Simba Sleep and is an Observer on the Boards of Book a Tiger, Coffee Meets Bagel and eMoov.

Jason Webster

Jason Webster was formerly UK Managing Director for Zanbato – a FinTech startup focused on secondary markets for private companies – and before that he was Head of Alternatives for what is now Europe’s largest multifamily office, Stonehage Fleming.

At Atami, Jason seeks out and assesses new investment opportunities and works with existing portfolio companies to maximise value through strategy, partnerships and building their investor network.

Charles Madon

Charles Madon previously worked in London with Goldman Sachs on the markets side, and in Montreal within the investment divisions of RBC and TD Bank. Prior to a career in finance, he worked with iSentium Technologies as an analyst and product manager, experiencing first-hand the daily lives of startup entrepreneurs.

At Atami, Charles focuses on due diligence for new opportunities and assists the ongoing monitoring and management of existing investments. Whenever possible, he aims to offer support and guidance for portfolio companies and their entrepreneurs.

Charles holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford, a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and is a CFA charterholder. He is also fluent in English, French, and Mac.

Ali Wasti

Ali Wasti is a Partner at Atami Capital leading Atami’s US investments. Ali brings two decades of investing and operating experience in the tech sector. He has spent the last 7 years as a successful VC leading investments in consumer and enterprise startups. Ali’s exits include PredictionIO (acq: Salesforce), Tutum (acq: Docker), NATIVE (acq: P&G) and VIDA (acq: Cimpress). He has served on the boards of several companies, including Le Tote, Coffee Meets Bagel, Chairish, Convercent and Unitas Global. Additionally, some of Ali’s other investments include Tripping, IrisVR, Eight Sleep, Luma Health and Sprinklr. Prior to his investment career, Ali spent more than 10 years in various engineering and business leadership positions in the enterprise cloud space. He started his technology career building large scale databases.

Ali holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he won the Venture Capital Investment Competition, was the CFO of the Venture Capital and Private Equity club and was the Assistant Producer of the HBS Show. Ali also served as the global chair for conferences at HBS Angels, the largest university-affiliated angel group in the world. He received his B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude from McMaster University.

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