FKA Atlas Has a New Name: Accomplice

One of Boston’s most active tech investing firms has a new name: FKA Atlas Venture is now Accomplice.

No big announcement, and that’s the way the firm wants it. But the news ends months of speculation, as the tech side of Atlas Venture opened up a crowdsourcing contest in March to find its new name. That was after splitting off from the life sciences side of the firm, which kept the name Atlas Venture, last fall.

The winning name came from Zaqary Whitnack of Sacramento, CA. He gets a $25,000 investment in the new fund (as a limited partner) and also gets to allocate a $25,000 investment to a TUGG nonprofit: he chose Youth CITIES.

Accomplice raised a $200 million fund and has four partners: Jeff Fagnan, Jon Karlen, Chris Lynch, and Ryan Moore. Their previous investments (via Atlas Venture) span consumer and enterprise tech—from gaming to security to health IT—and include companies such as AngelList, Bit9, Veracode, DataXu, DraftKings, PillPack, and Sqrrl.

Pretty broad in scope, but the firm has a strong focus on Boston-area companies and entrepreneurs. Investments from the new Accomplice fund include Joist, Startup Institute, and VentureApp.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Editor in chief. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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