A good venture capitalist will contribute far more than just money. Beyond issues of valuation, seek investors who can:
- Offer advice as a strategic thought-partner,
- Bring help with hiring and recruitment of engineers, sales people, senior personnel and relevant advisors,
- Make introductions to key partners,
- Bring your business profile and visibility,
- Help to internationalize your business,
- Assist with exit optimization.
Since the early 1990's, Index Ventures has been dedicated to building world-class information technology and life sciences companies. As one of the early venture firms in Europe, we are committed to the development of the venture capital industry across the continent and UK.
Read the stories on our website for more information about some of the ways we have been able to help the companies we have invested in.
We seek out excellence in all of the people we work with. We believe in partnering with the entrepreneurs we back and in bringing to bear all of our collective resources and relationships in helping them build their companies.
ExpertiseOur team has deep technology and scientific understanding and experience. We seek investments with unique value propositions.
We are entirely focused on investing in the equity of young technology companies.
The success of the teams we have backed is our greatest source of pride. Since launching our first fund in 1996, we have helped launch many successful companies that have completed landmark IPOs and trade sales. We are also proud of our reputation for dedication, integrity and high standards.
Index has built and cultivated long-standing relationships with the world's leading IT and healthcare companies. We view these relationships as a source of competitive advantage for our portfolio companies.
Our firm was started in 1996 by individuals who saw the opportunity to adapt the California venture capital model to Europe, and who were committed to the creation of great, long-lasting technology companies in Europe. This remains our commitment today and will remain so in the future.