As the next generation of tech startups rises to the fore, they will need to solve increasingly challenging problems using ever more sophisticated technology—simply to build and maintain their competitive advantage.
Indeed, leading companies are doubling-down on technical hiring, with, for example, Deliveroo looking to add 300 engineers over the course of 2017. It’s against this backdrop that we’re thrilled to announce today the addition of our new Venture Partner, Renaud Visage to the Index team.
As co-founder of Eventbrite, Renaud needs little by way of introduction. Since it was founded in San Francisco more than a decade ago, the company has gone on to build the world’s largest event technology platform, powering millions of events around the globe each year. Today it is doing better than ever, processing over 2m tickets each week. 2016 was a record year for Eventbrite, as it made great strides toward becoming the go-to global marketplace for live experiences.
Renaud describes his time at the company – where he will continue to lead technology initiatives – as “a fantastic ongoing journey of self-discovery” and we are very excited that our portfolio companies will now have access to that wealth of knowledge, hard-won from his experience co-founding Eventbrite, and overseeing its expansion into Europe. Working very closely with the Index teams in London and San Francisco, he is uniquely positioned to help our founders scale their technology, and operations on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in France, where Renaud was born and will continue to support that country’s notable tech boom.