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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 18, 2019

Pilot announces $40 million Series B led by Index Ventures.

Funded Companies

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

Communications company, now a subsidiary of Microsoft.

Dropbox is a file sharing and productivity startup created by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007.

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

Datadog is a New York City-based enterprise software company offering monitory and analytics for developers, IT operation teams and business users.

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

A molecular diagnostics company developing novel blood-based early detection and disease monitoring tests based on analyzing circulating cell-free messenger RNA (cf-mRNA) in blood samples to monitor organ function.

Kong (formerly Mashape) is a San Francisco-based company that offers open source microservice API gateway.

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.

An insurance technology company offering automobile insurance at a base rate combined with payments for miles driven.

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

Alan is a digital health insurance provider for companies and freelancers.

Algolia is a company designing and building search and discovery API for websites and mobile apps. It participated in the W14 cohort of Y Combinator.

Iterable is a San Francisco-based company founded by Andrew Boni.

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

The only automated financial advisor offering financial planning, investment management and banking-related services all on a mobile app.

The Climate Corporation (Climate) is a digital agriculture company that is a subsidiary of Bayer. The Climate Corporation, founded in 2006 and based in San Francisco, examines weather, soil and field data.

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People

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David Rimer

Co-Founder



Giuseppe Zocco

Co-Founder



Neil Rimer

Co-Founder



Further reading

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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

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Introducing OptionPlan by Index Ventures, a guide to stock options

November 30, 2017

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News

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Connie Loizos
March 17, 2020
TechCrunch
Last week, I talked with Mike Volpi, longtime Index Ventures partner and the former head of M&A at Cisco for many years before that. We originally planned to talk about Index and general market trends, and we did. The topics we discussed included whether self-driving technologies have attracted too much funding and the damage inflicted [...]
Jonathan Shieber
November 4, 2019
TechCrunch
Barbershops and salons in the U.S. represent a $315 billion industry, counting nearly 3 million small businesses and 4 million independent aestheticians among their ranks. It's a business that has been slow to adopt modern technologies because it's both specialized and fragmented, meaning that it's a huge opportunity for the kind of niche software developers [...]
Kate Clark
October 30, 2019
TechCrunch
Sam Altman, Index Ventures back a startup taking on Slack.
Mike Butcher
October 28, 2019
TechCrunch
Huge travel platforms that run airline booking systems like Sabre and Amadeus were invented eons ago and are so large and cumbersome that innovating with them is no easy feat. In the same way that challenger banks have come along to re-invent the banking software Starck, UK startup Duffel has done the same in the [...]
Mike Butcher
May 28, 2019
TechCrunch
When SeedLegals launched in 2017 in the U.K., I'd say many of us thought, "why has that not been done before?" After all, two things have happened that make this an obvious idea for a startup: startup funding rounds are now so common that there is no reason large amounts of automation could not be [...]
Kate Clark
April 18, 2019
TechCrunch
The round values Pilot at $355 million.
Kate Clark
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TechCrunch
Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson "the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV)." The vote of confidence and big check from Hoffman, coupled with a team of deeply knowledgable AV entrepreneurs, has catapulted his co...

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