Atomic expands Waterloo Region talent play under new brand ‘Terminal’
Atomic’s Waterloo Region talent experiment has proven so successful that it has decided to scale, using its Kitchener operation as a template for similar offices in Montreal, Vancouver and beyond.
The venture is called Terminal, and it officially launched Monday, with details described in a blog entry on Medium by Joe Lonsdale and Jack Abraham. Lonsdale is the founding partner of 8VC; Abraham is one of the founding partners at Atomic, a startup studio and investment firm headquartered in San Francisco.
Both will be on hand in Kitchener Wednesday night for a launch party being held at Terminal’s office, the former Vidyard headquarters on King Street.
Terminal aims to help technology companies find talent and establish a footprint outside the border of their own headquarters. It locates and hires talented people, establishes them in an office that is shared by Terminal’s staff, takes care of payroll process, and outfits the office with creature comforts, in exchange for a fee from client companies.
“We provide great real estate, we provide deep local knowledge in the recruiting and staffing areas, and we do all the back-office process, so as an employee or employer you’re able to build a team or become part of a team and