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Index Ventures

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. It 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.

Timeline

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.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Robinhood (company)

Robinhood is a Palo Alto, California-based financial technology company founded in 2013. They offer free stock and equity trading and commission-free crypto-trading.

Skype is a communications company, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and developer of video chat and voice calls over the internet founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström, Janus Friis and Toivo Annus.

Cockroachs Labs is the New York based company behind Cockroach DB, an open source, distributed SQL database.

Patreon is a San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform for artists and creators founded by Jack Conte and Sam Yam in 2013.

TransferWise is a company that offers money transfers services founded by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus.

A software company making a workplace email communication platform for remote and office work.

ComplyAdvantage is a company developing machine learning and big data based financial crime fighting software.

Bird is a company developing a vehicle sharing platform for dockless electric scooters.

Factual is a Los Angeles-based location data company offering users business growth data.

Revolut is a London-based Fintech startup and bank offering mobile banking, card payments, money remittance, and foreign exchange services.

Egalet Corporation is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on abuse resistance opioids

Big Switch Networks is a Santa Clara, California-based company founded in 2010.

An insurance company using analytics and technology to offer insurance premiums to small businesses.

A company offering an online platform for collaborative design in team environments.

EDITED is a London-headquartered retail intelligence and real-time analytics platform.

Trustpilot offers a validated and open review community through which consumers can learn about a business and how others have experienced their product and service, and businesses can understand consumers engagement with their products.

Shapeways is a US-based, 3D printing service company founded in 2007 by Peter Weijmarshausen, Robert Schouwenburg, and Marleen Vogelaar.

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Associated investment funds

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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

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Natasha Lomas
May 13, 2021
TechCrunch
UK-based startup Sylvera is using satellite, radar and lidar data-fuelled machine learning to bolster transparency around carbon offsetting projects in a bid to boost accountability and credibility -- applying independent ratings to carbon offsetting projects. The ratings are based on proprietary data sets it's developed in conjunction with scientists from research organisations including UCLA, the [...]
Natasha Lomas
May 13, 2021
TechCrunch
UK-based startup Sylvera is using satellite, radar and lidar data-fuelled machine learning to bolster transparency around carbon offsetting projects in a bid to boost accountability and credibility -- applying independent ratings to carbon offsetting projects. The ratings are based on proprietary data sets it's developed in conjunction with scientists from research organisations including UCLA, the [...]
Mary Ann Azevedo
May 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Pomelo, a startup building a fintech-as-a-service platform for Latin America, has raised $9 million in a seed round of funding. The Buenos Aires-based startup's new infrastructure aims to allow fintechs and embedded finance players to launch virtual accounts and issue prepaid and credit cards via "compliant" onboarding processes. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption [...]
Sarah Perez
May 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Having a great idea for an app or game is one thing, but scaling it to become a successful business is quite another. A new fintech startup called Sanlo aims to help. The company, which is today announcing an oversubscribed $3.5 million seed round, offers small to medium-sized game and app companies access to tools [...]
Reza Chowdhury
May 7, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Reza Chowdhury
May 6, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
April 21, 2021
mint
Chase for next big social-media app drives funding frenzy
April 21, 2021
mint
Chase for next big social-media app drives funding frenzy
Sophia Kunthara
April 16, 2021
Crunchbase News
Squarespace launched publicly in 2004 before raising its first round of funding from investors including Accel and Index Ventures.
Danny Crichton
April 8, 2021
TechCrunch
The once quiet world of seed investing became frenetic a few years ago as dedicated seed funds and angel networks increased in scale and velocity. That environment has now crescendoed into the present world of the seed capital hurricane: funds galore, solo capitalists splurging streams of rolling-capital dollars wherever they can find a cap table [...]
Christine Hall
April 7, 2021
Crunchbase News
The new round is the largest to date for the digital finance company.
Bill Leaver and Freya Pratty
April 7, 2021
Sifted
It's set to be a blockbuster year for IPOs, with 40 European companies on the cards -- here are the biggest fintechs about to list.
Andrii Degeler
April 6, 2021
Tech.eu
The European startup ecosystem has been showing great growth numbers over the past year, which was well documented by ourselves and other organisations that keep track of the numbers. In the first quarter of this year, however, we also noticed a significant number of startups entering the unicorn territory -- a metric that may be showing [...]
Mary Ann Azevedo
March 27, 2021
TechCrunch
One of the biggest pain points for startups and small businesses is keeping up with back office tasks such as bookkeeping and managing taxes. QuickBooks, it seems, just doesn't always cut it. Three-time co-founders Waseem Daher, Jeff Arnold, and Jessica McKellar formed Pilot with the mission of affordably providing back office services to startups and [...]
Isabel Woodford
March 23, 2021
Sifted
Index is one of the most active VC firms in European fintech. With several unicorns in its pocket, what's the strategy, and what's next?
Michael Stothard
March 15, 2021
Sifted
The initial "friends and family" investment round for delivery company Deliveroo back in 2013 turned out to be a very good deal indeed.
Sophia Kunthara
March 10, 2021
Crunchbase News
Shares of gaming company Roblox opened at $64.50 on Wednesday in the first major venture-backed tech direct listing of the year.
Connor Bilboe
March 10, 2021
Sifted
These are the top Series A investors in Europe, according to Dealroom. But what makes them stand out -- and what do founders say about them?
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