I’m delighted to announce that after long discussions and a lot of hard work on the part of Philips, our co-investors Union Square Ventures and Simon Levene and most specifically Peter Weijmarshausen and his team at Shapeways, that we have finalised our investment in the company. The New York Times coverage is here and Shapeways commentary here. What I thought might be interesting is to give some context on the company and why we are so excited about it.
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We’re very excited to announce a great investment out of our Index Seed Fund. Groupspaces is a company founded by a couple of Oxford grads who have had an entrepreneurial twinkle in their eye from when they were back in school. We met them at a conference, had a coffee, we loved their idea, and a few months later here we are….
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goin' back to my roots
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At Index, seed investing is part of our DNA. Since 1995, we've made over 40 seed deals, with over 30 in the last 5 years including Moo, DimDim, Moshi Monsters, Boku, Songkick, Weatherbill and Viagogo. We are really energized by seed investing, because it gives us a chance to work with entrepreneurs at the earliest stages and really help them shape their businesses.