14.03.2019 Atheneum Partners, a global insight platform, announced the company is expanding its Asia Pacific presence to Seoul, Korea with the opening of a fully staffed Operation and Business Development hub. Expansion to Korea will supplement Atheneum’s already strong presence in other Asian markets, most notably China and Japan. The expansion into Korea follows a recently concluded investment round of 10 million Euros.
With the announcement of the new office, Atheneum’s CEO and founder Mathias Wengeler expressed his long term commitment to Korea: ‘’Korea has been an important market for a long time. Finally we can serve our clients in Korea with a fully professional team who resides in Seoul, and speaks Korean. The Seoul office will be managed by Joonho Kim who has a successful career track in management, consulting, M&A and experts network service industries.” Atheneum’s investment in the Seoul office will continue throughout 2019 with plans to grow beyond the current 6 staff members.
The Berlin based company received a successful investment of 10 million Euros in September 2018. The investment round was led by Crosslantic Capital Management, an independent tech investor, which focuses on investing primarily in fast-growing companies. This also confirms Atheneum’s rapidly growing development, as it was recently ranked amongst the top 50 growth champions of the most innovative IT, internet, software and service businesses in Germany by FOCUS -Business magazine. Furthermore, Atheneum has been listed among Financial Times’ “FT1000 – Europe´s Fastest Growing Companies”.
Atheneum, a global insight platform, was founded in 2010 by Mathias Wengeler and Ammad Ahmad. Since 2012, Marta Margolis has been strengthening the leadership team as Chief Business Development Officer. Atheneum works with over 300 global companies and 10,000 active users, including Management Consulting firms, DAX or NASDAQ companies as well as investment and private equity firms. The global platform connects around 400,000 of the world’s leading industry experts with the world’s top professionals in areas such as Health Care, Technology, Life Science and Consumer Goods. The company has ten offices around the world including Berlin, Shanghai, London, New York, Santiago de Chile and Hong Kong and employs 180 people.