The Revolution Will Be Streamed
By James Higa, Index Ventures mentor-in-residence.
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Benchmarking
Steve Cadigan on why Google's best practices may not work for your company.
Deciphering the Buzz Around Security
Shardul Shah on why enterprise security is currently at an inflection point.
Pure Storage's Scott Dietzen Chats With Index's Mike Volpi
Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen Shares How He Transitioned Back to Startup & What Keeps Him Up At Night
The Medieval Village and the Irish Entrepreneur
Security is one the hottest areas of venture investing these days—an unsurprising development, given the ever-increasing frequency and severity of the attacks on enterprises.
Joining the Index family
Ilya Fushman on Why He's Joining Index Ventures
Saul Klein's Keynote at Dublin Web Summit
Majority World Report 2013: Risk and Reward
The best startup in Europe we can't invest in
Everyone is rightly excited about the wall of amazing tech-enabled startups being born in Europe and Israel, disrupting massive industries including media, marketing, fashion, retail, travel, finance and transportation.
Criteo Prices Initial Public Offering
Criteo S.A. (CRTOF), a leading global technology company that specializes in performance display advertising, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 8,082,580 American Depository Shares, representing the company's ordinary shares, at a price to the public of $31.00 per American Depositary Share.
Funding Circle Launches In U.S. With $37M Investment
Online business lending pioneer joins forces with San Francisco-based Endurance Lending Network.
Outbrain Raises $35 Million in New Funding Round
Latest Round Brings Outbrain's Total Funding to $99M, Comes on Heels of CFO Hire and Aggressive Growth
A Letter to German Entrepreneurs
As the European startup ecosystem matures, you would expect young entrepreneurs to enjoy ever-increasing access to useful advice from mentors, business leaders, experienced entrepreneurs, legal advisors and investors.
Clinical Trial Transparency
Today, the majority of clinical trials that are run never report their results in a form that is accessible to the public.
Lacoon Aims to Set New Benchmarks for Enterprise Mobile Security
Lacoon announces general release of MobileFortress and an $8M Series A funding round led by Index Ventures.
Supercell Achieves Orbit
In 2010, the thirtieth year of SoftBank’s existence, its founder Masayoshi Son outlined the company’s vision for the next 30 years.
“Don’t Trust the Horse, Trojans!”
The myth of the Trojan horse is epic, but you might not remember an important character - Lacoon.
Monsanto to Acquire The Climate Corporation
Investment creates industry-leading capabilities to meet the needs of farmers in the agriculture information age and expands near and long-term opportunity for Monsanto's business and Integrated Farming Systems platform.
Helping Farmers Protect Their Crops From Adverse Weather
This morning Monsanto announced its acquisition of The Climate Corporation. Index Ventures led Climate’s seed round and co-led or participated in every round the company has raised since.
Flipboard Raises $50 Million
Palo Alto, Calif. — Today Flipboard Inc. announced it has closed its Series C financing round, adding $50 million in capital to accelerate the company's vision of improving the discovery, curation and creation of great content that moves the world forward.
LSE readies for lift off
There comes a time in the life-span of any large, successful company when they consider an IPO.
FuzeBox Targets Global Expansion, Raises $26M
Targeting global expansion, FuzeBox, a leading cloud-based provider of real-time communication and collaboration solutions, today named former Yammer and Salesforce.com executive David Obrand as CEO, and announced $26 million in Series B financing led by Hermes Growth Partners with additional funding from Series A investors Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.
SwiftKey raises series B to expand product portfolio, fuel global expansion
Company behind best-selling keyboard app SwiftKey raises $17.5M to expand product portfolio and fuel major US push.
It has often been said that one of the key features that distinguishes “big pharma” from biotech is access to the latest technological platforms to aid efficient drug discovery and development.
Meet The "Mind-Reading" Startup
We at Index are leading a $17.5m Series B round into London-based app developer SwiftKey (TouchType Ltd), makers of the best-selling Android app of 2012, the SwiftKey virtual keyboard.
Pure Storage Closes $150M Funding Round with Top Tier Public Market Investors
Valued at Over $1B with Strong Sequential Quarterly Growth, All-Flash Pioneer Is Industry's Fastest Growing Enterprise Storage Company; Adds Industry Veteran Frank Slootman to Its Board.
The Man Who Cured Ageing?
When Disraeli supposedly said “The only two certainties in life are death and taxes” he could not have imagined that little over a century later, such rock-solid logic could be under threat.
ProFibrix, a rising star of pharma companies
Since 2007, Index Ventures has been the largest shareholder in a rising star of pharma companies, ProFibrix - a visionary company whose lead product aims to save lives and speed recovery for patients undergoing bleeding during surgery and after trauma.
The zero person biotech company
Comparing the founding of two virtual drug development companies, Funxional Therapeutics in 2006 and XO1 earlier in 2013 proves at least one thing: in just seven years it has become dramatically easier and quicker to create a virtual drug development company.
Incremental innovation lives on
In 2010, in my blog, DrugBaron, I declared the death of incremental innovation and wrote the obituary.
NumberFour AG Announces $38M Series A Financing
NumberFour AG, founded in 2009 by Marco Boerries to re-imagine how small businesses are run, announced today it has secured $38 million in Series A financing led by Mike Volpi from Index Ventures.
PhotoBox Group enhances its social and mobile platform with acquisition of StickyGram.com
PhotoBox Group, Europe’s leading provider of personalized products and operator of the PhotoBox and Moonpig.com brands, is pleased to announce the acquisition of StickyGram.com, a fast-growing, online premium print brand that leverages Instagram to turn its digital photos into delightful magnets.
Why We Are Investing in Rad
Index Ventures is leading a €2.5m Series A investment alongside Angel investors in Paris-based Rad, a discovery platform for cool fashion, art and design products and I will be joining the board. Here is why we are excited to be working with them.
Financial services facing surge of disruption
If ever there was an industry overripe for disruption it was financial services. With its arcane fee structures, drawn-out decision-making processes and the sheer opaqueness of its operations, the sector has long been almost impervious to change.
Why We Are Investing In Capitaine Train (Again)
Ichorcumab: the blood of the gods?
Index Ventures recently completed an $11M Series A investment in XO1, an asset-centric company established with the sole objective of developing the monoclonal antibody Ichorcumab under license from Cambridge University.
Anki: why the demo sealed the deal
If ever there was a case of a demo sealing the deal, then this was it. From the moment we saw Anki Drive cars racing around their track, our minds were made up. Those hundreds of hours I’d spent as a kid, battling electric-powered cars against my friends came flooding back.
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