Welcome, Paris Heymann!

by Index Ventures

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In this post: Paris Heymann

In conjunction with the recent announcement of our NYC office, we are thrilled to welcome our newest partner, Paris Heymann. Paris is a native New Yorker who focuses on B2B SaaS and Data. Paris will join Adrianna, Damir, Martin, Rex, and Shardul to help build out our presence in New York.

Prior to joining Index, Paris was a partner at Arena Holdings where he invested globally in hyper-growth companies like Figma, ServiceTitan, and Celonis. At Arena he developed a unique investment style, applying the financial discipline of a concentrated public equity investor to venture capital and growth equity. Arena was one of the top-performing investment firms in the world during his tenure there.

“Nothing is more rewarding than helping founders apply financial and strategic rigor without losing sight of their big picture vision. I love working with entrepreneurs who have a burning desire to change the world. To be part of that is inspiring.”
— Paris Heymann, Partner at Index Ventures

Before Arena, Paris was at Bain Capital on the North America Private Equity team.

“I was always trying to get staffed on the most entrepreneurial deals. I wanted to be as close to the action as possible!”
— Paris Heymann, Partner at Index Ventures

While at Bain, Paris worked on an investment alongside Richard Branson’s Virgin Group to launch a cruise line based in Miami, Virgin Voyages, which recently announced a new port in Barcelona as well as financial backing from athletes Venus Williams and Blake Griffin. He also worked on Bain’s investment in Bombardier Recreational Products, the Quebec-based maker of Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Sea-Doo watercrafts.

“I’ve always tried to blend the analytical with the adventurous. I grew up playing chess competitively, which teaches you to be both rational and creative at the same time.”
— Paris Heymann, Partner at Index Ventures

True to that mantra Paris studied Political Economy, a blend of both Economics and Political Science, graduating with honors from Williams College.

Although Paris will be based in New York, he will also spend time with Index in San Francisco and London. In his free time, he can be found reading, writing, exploring, and trying new fitness classes.

“I’m excited for the New York City office to serve as a bridge between San Francisco and London.”
— Paris Heymann, Partner at Index Ventures

Welcome to the Index family, Paris, we can’t wait for you to show us around The Big Apple!

Published — May 31, 2022