Who we are

We are a multi-stage international venture capital firm with deep sector expertise based in London, San Francisco and Geneva. Since 1996, we’ve teamed up with exceptional entrepreneurs in more than 30 countries who are using technology to reshape the world around us. The companies they’ve started include Aegerionasos, Climate CorpCriteo, Dropbox, Etsy, GenmabJust Eat, King, Hortonworks, MySQL, Nasty Gal, Pure Storage, Skype, SoundCloud, Sonos and Supercell — among many others.

We believe every aspect of human life and economic activity can be transformed by technology and entrepreneurial passion. Our job is to support the founders and companies who are looking to be the Fortune 500 of the next 50 years and are busy transforming industries as mainstream as media, retail, financial services, travel and pharma and every other sector in between.  

Our history

In 1976, Gerald Rimer founded the firm’s forerunner, Index Securities. When his son, Neil, joined him in 1992 and the pair moved from bond trading to technology investing, Index Ventures was born. Our pilot fund was raised in 1996 and, that year, Neil, with his brother, David, and Giuseppe Zocco founded Index Ventures in Geneva. We opened offices in London in 2002, and in San Francisco ten years later.