Index Ventures

An international Venture Capital firm, backing some of the world’s most prominent entrepreneurs. They value passionate entrepreneurs and they believe that groundbreaking innovation can come from anywhere.
Type VC

Investment info

Invests in
Product or prototype
Go to market
Growth and expansion
Investment range
€ 50 - 100K
€ 100 - 500K
€ 0,5 - 1M
€ 1 - 5M
€ > 5M
Primary markets
Consumer, Companies, Marketplace
Investing in countries
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Focus areas

Consumer Goods
Consumer Goods
Media & Entertainment
Media & Entertainment
Healthcare & Life Science
Healthcare & Life Science
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Key people

Venture Partner

Dick Costolo

Operating partner

Bernard Dallè

Invests in SDGs


More about Index Ventures

Index Ventures is a multi-stage venture capital firm founded to support ambitious entrepreneurs, wherever they emerge.



The company was founded in Geneva in 1996 by Neel Rimer, Giuseppe Zocco, and David Rimer. They currently support consumer and enterprise technology entrepreneurs in 39 cities around the world and they are helping them as they grow into new regions.


How much do they invest?

Index Ventures will often seek to invest between $100K and $2 million as pre-venture investment in early-stage companies. Investments at a later stage of development are assessed according to the business potential of each company.


How do they work?

As a general rule, Index Ventures will look at how much your startup has been able to achieve without investments. They will use this as an indicator of what you will be able to accomplish once funded. Index Ventures can be approach either through email, social media or at events. If you consider approaching Index ventures, you should bear in mind that a well researched, well targeted and politely persistent approach is far better than an undifferentiated shotgun approach.


This makes a difference to them

Before applying for funding, Index Ventures advice you to make the most of all the great and free resources and platforms available to entrepreneurs to build, test, distribute, and measure response to your product. You should think carefully about why your business would appeal to Index Ventures and road-test and iterate your business plan beforehand.

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