Index Ventures

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Shapeways is a company known for providing in the 3D printing marketplace and service industry

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.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Index Ventures IX (Jersey), L.P.
650,000,000
650,000,000
July 16, 2018
550,000,000
550,000,000
February 10, 2016
800,000,000
800,000,000
April 2020
1,200,000,000
1,200,000,000
April 2020
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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

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jonathan Shieber
November 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Discord, the communications service that's become the 21st century's answer to MUD rooms, is close to closing a new round of financing that would value the company at up to $7 billion, according to sources with knowledge of the round. The new funding comes just months after a $100 million investment that gave the company [...]
Melia Russell
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
All year, Business Insider published lists of rising startups, which featured over 350 companies. We went back and chose our top 100 from that crop.
Mike Butcher
November 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Back in 2018 Day One Ventures launched in Silicon Valley specifically designed to be both a VC and an investor that would also lead marketing and communications for its portfolio. Two years on, Day One has invested in numerous startups to do just that and has today filed with the SEC its new $52.5M fund. [...]
Callum Burroughs
November 19, 2020
Business Insider
Mexican healthtech startup Sofía is Index Ventures' first deal in Latin America and the company has seen major growth during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Abacus.AI
November 18, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Abacus.AI is announcing $22M in Series B funding led by Coatue. Decibel Ventures and Index Partners also participated in this round. As part of...
Steve O'Hear
November 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Index Ventures, the London and San Francisco-headquartered venture capital firm that primarily invests in Europe and the U.S., has recruited its latest investment partner. Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas, who is currently the COO of London-based fintech GoCardless and was previously the chief product officer of Skyscanner, is joining Index in January, TechCrunch can reveal. For those not [...]
Steve O'Hear
November 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Index Ventures, the London and San Francisco-headquartered venture capital firm that primarily invests in Europe and the U.S., has recruited its latest investment partner. Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas, who is currently the COO of London-based fintech GoCardless and was previously the chief product officer of Skyscanner, is joining Index in January, TechCrunch can reveal. For those not [...]
FinSMEs
November 10, 2020
FinSMEs
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Ingrid Lunden
November 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Remote working has become the norm in many offices around the world this year, as organizations do what they can to help contain the rapid transmission of Covid-19 by reducing in-person interactions between workers. That's also meant a renewed focus on how companies manage employees who have never worked in the office, and might even [...]
Samantha Hurst
June 12, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ UK Tech Codat Secures $10 Million in Venture Funding to Build Business Data Superhighway. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
AlleyWatch
May 9, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Natasha Lomas
April 30, 2020
TechCrunch
Prague based Resistant AI has nabbed a $2.75M seed round. The security startup's machine learning technology is designed to be deployed on top of AI systems used for financial decision making to protect customers in markets such as financial services and ecommerce from attacks such as targeted manipulation, adversarial machine learning and advanced fraud. The [...]
Reuters Editorial
April 9, 2020
U.S.
Venture capital firm Index Ventures said on Thursday it had raised $2 billion for growth investments, backing entrepreneurs it reckons will lead the way out of the economic slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ingrid Lunden
April 9, 2020
TechCrunch
It's not quite business as usual in the world of business, but in tech, there is still a significant amount of money being raised and invested, both to help sustain the most promising startups, and to help find those emerging despite (or because of) the wider economic and social crises arising from the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
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.
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