Index Ventures

Index Ventures

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Headquarters Location

Switzerland, Geneva


Index Ventures is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1996. The VC's location is in Europe, Switzerland. The primary office of this VC is located in Geneva.

The fund was established by David Rimer, Giuseppe Zocco, Neil Rimer. We also identified another 15 core personnel in our database.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Software, E-Commerce. In addition, there are 142 more industries where it has achieved success. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. However, start-ups from 20 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Slack Technologies, Dropbox, Supercell.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 16 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund's activity peaked in 2014. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. In comparison with other funds, Index Ventures makes 8 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. The fund usually participates in 25-48 investment rounds per year. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Index Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Besides Index Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Spark Capital, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures, The Accelerator Group and 403 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are True Ventures, Tenaya Capital, T. Rowe Price, the total number of co-investors is 507. The investors in the following rounds are usually Slow Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, and 381 VCs in total.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first last, first, first last_initial, first_initial last, last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

98.1% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

35.4% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

5.3 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.17 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.73 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing Together

True Ventures, Tenaya Capital, T. Rowe Price

Funds Investing in Following

Slow Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Highland Capital Partners

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