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Index Ventures

Index Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in start-ups with the potential to become global businesses. It was founded in 1996 and has locations all over the world.

Index Ventures is a stage agnostic venture fund based in London, San Francisco, and Geneva. It focuses on a variety of investment themes including consumer, fintech, enterprise SaaS, and security and infrastructure.

Investments

The company has invested in 751 companies, the latest being Instabase for $105 million. Index Ventures has raised more than $7 billion over 14 funds since 1996. The firm grew its Series A check size from $10 million to $15 million, and increased its growth check from $35 million to $50 million. Index's check size in the United States is about 20% higher compared to its check size in Europe, signifying that the former represents between 55% to 60% of the firm’s total investing dollars.

Investment Funds

In 2020, Index Ventures raised $2 billion to fund start-ups in their early and late stages. Below is an excerpt from a statement published by the company in April 9, 2020.

Innovation is often born out of adversity, and we have no doubt that the vision of future founders will be critical to the world’s social and economic recovery; their fresh thinking driving growth in the economy and building our resilience in the face of future threats. We are proud to have raised $2bn in new funds to support this next generation of entrepreneurs.

In 2021, Index Ventures closed three funds. The close gives the firm $3 billion in capital to deploy into emerging start-ups and existing portfolio companies, which include Plaid, Deliveroo and Revolut, which was valued at $33 billion. The firm's new capital comes a little over a year since it closed its last funds, which were a combination of $1.2 billion for growth-stage investments and $800 million for early-stage investments. The 2021 trio of funds include the following:

  • A $900 million early-stage fund
  • A $2 billion growth-stage fund
  • A previously announced $200 million seed-stage fund

Timeline

July 23, 2021
Index Ventures raises a $900,000,000 venture round.
April 9, 2020
Index Ventures raises $2 billion for growth investments, backing entrepreneurs it reckons will lead the way out of the economic slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 18, 2019
Pilot announces $40 million Series B led by Index Ventures.

Funding rounds

Acquisitions

Invested in

Associated investment funds

Patents

Funding Rounds Participated In

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

David Rimer

Co-Founder

Giuseppe Zocco

Co-Founder

Neil Rimer

Co-Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Index Ventures closes 2 funds, $1B for growth rounds and $650M for early-stage investing

Ingrid Lunden

Web

July 9, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Introducing OptionPlan by Index Ventures, a guide to stock options

November 30, 2017

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Romain Dillet
September 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Incident.io has raised a $4.7 million funding round led by Index Ventures and Point Nine. When your company is facing an outage or a data breach, Incident.io provides the right framework to communicate about the issue -- both internally and externally -- and make sure it is resolved as quickly as possible. In addition to [...]
Josh Scott
September 15, 2021
BetaKit
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Natasha Lomas
September 9, 2021
TechCrunch
The creator economy loves merch which is great news for on-demand custom printing startups such as Latvia-based Printify -- today it's announcing a $45 million Series A round, led by Index Ventures, off the back of rising demand for its services. The mission: To keep growing its global marketplace of print shops to meet rising [...]
Natasha Lomas
September 9, 2021
TechCrunch
The creator economy loves merch which is great news for on-demand custom printing startups such as Latvia-based Printify -- today it's announcing a $45 million Series A round, led by Index Ventures, off the back of rising demand for its services. The mission: To keep growing its global marketplace of print shops to meet rising [...]
Josh Scott
September 8, 2021
BetaKit
Toronto-based AI startup Cohere, which provides natural language processing models, has secured $40 million in Series A financing.
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