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Ben is a Partner at Index Ventures, having joined the London office in 2002. Ben focuses on the software and internet sectors and has been actively involved with many of the firm's consumer and media investments. He currently sits on the boards of Astley Clarke, Grey Area Labs, iZettle, Just-Eat, King.com, Mind Candy, Notonthehighstreet, Rebtel, Secret Escapes, Shapeways, Stardoll and Twoo. He was previously a Director of Panther Express and Playfish (Electronic Arts).
Prior to joining Index Ventures, he worked at the NewMedia Spark investment fund, before becoming Vice President at EO plc, a Spark portfolio company in the consumer financial services sector. Previously he spent four years at OC&C Strategy Consultants, advising firms in the retail and IT sectors.
He has a Masters degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.
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Skype is a global P2P telephony company that is changing voice communications by moving voice calling to the Internet. Acquired by eBay in October 2005.
- Danny Rimer, Saul Klein, Mike Volpi
- Communications, Consumer
- Early stage
- Sep 12 2005
- eBay to Acquire Skype
- Mar 15 2004
- SKYPE Closes 'B' Round Funding from Top Venture Capitalists