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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

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

Associated investment funds

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
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Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Josh Scott
September 15, 2021
BetaKit
The AI Times is a weekly newsletter covering the biggest AI, machine learning, big data, and automation news from around the globe.
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.
Natasha Mascarenhas
July 24, 2021
TechCrunch
As college students at Berkeley, Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis created a successful open-source graphics program, GIMP, which got the attention of Google. The duo ultimately joined Google, and even personally got kudos from Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Kimball and Mattis quickly rose to prominence within the company, and then chose to leave it [...]
Crunchbase News
July 23, 2021
Crunchbase News
Crunchbase News' top picks of the news to stay current in the VC and startup world.
Natasha Mascarenhas
July 22, 2021
TechCrunch
Index Ventures has closed a trio of new funds: a $900 million early-stage fund, a $2 billion growth-stage fund and a previously announced $200 million seed-stage fund. The close gives Index $3 billion in new capital, its largest tranche yet, to deploy into emerging startups and existing portfolio companies, which include the likes of Plaid, [...]
Kirsten Korosec
July 19, 2021
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Before [...]
Kirsten Korosec
July 15, 2021
TechCrunch
Aurora Innovation, the autonomous vehicle startup that acquired Uber's self-driving unit in December, is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Reinvent Technology Partners Y. The deal announced Thursday confirms TechCrunch's reporting in June that the startup was in final talks with the SPAC launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, [...]
Mary Ann Azevedo
July 14, 2021
TechCrunch
There are far fewer annoying things than managing one's passwords. There are a bunch of companies out there to help you attempt to do that. And there's also a number of companies that want to go a step further and eliminate the password completely. One such company, Stytch, just raised $30 million in a Series [...]
Crunchbase News
June 30, 2021
Crunchbase News
Crunchbase News' top picks of the news to stay current in the VC and startup world.
Ingrid Lunden
June 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Istanbul in Turkey continues to prove itself as very fertile ground for casual gaming startups, which appear to be growing from small seedlings into sizable trees. In the latest development, Dream Games -- a developer of mobile puzzle games -- has raised $155 million in funding, a Series B that values the startup at $1 [...]
Ingrid Lunden
June 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Istanbul in Turkey continues to prove itself as very fertile ground for casual gaming startups, which appear to be growing from small seedlings into sizable trees. In the latest development, Dream Games -- a developer of mobile puzzle games -- has raised $155 million in funding, a Series B that values the startup at $1 [...]
Kirsten Korosec
June 21, 2021
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to [...]
Kirsten Korosec
June 4, 2021
TechCrunch
Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, the newest special purpose acquisition company launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and managing partner Michael Thompson, according to several sources familiar with the talks. One of the sticking points is the [...]
Sarah Perez
May 27, 2021
TechCrunch
RevenueCat, a startup offering a series of tools for developers of subscription-based apps, has raised $40 million in Series B funding, valuing its business at $300 million, post-money. Founded by developers who understood the difficulties in scaling a subscription app first-hand, RevenueCat's software development kit (SDK) solution gives companies the tools they need to build [...]
April Joyner
May 20, 2021
Business Insider
Index Ventures' Sarah Cannon says direct listings pay off faster for startup employees and save time for founders.
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 [...]
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