Skype co-founders said to be raising new venture dollars

Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, who also co-founded Joost and Kazaa, may be amassing $450 million for new investments.

The co-founders of Skype , Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, are raising about $450 million for their London-based venture fund Atomico, according to a report from GigaOm.

Zennström and Friis, who also co-founded Joost and Kazaa, are heavily invested in European media companies through Atomico. The venture fund has put money into video upstarts Deca, WooMe and Seesmic , as well as the music site Last.fm , which sold to CBS for $280 million.

 

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