Danny joined Index in 2002 and established the firm's London office. He later opened the San Francisco office with Mike Volpi. His investments include Anki, Dropbox, Hollar, Farfetch, Figma, Flipboard, 1stdibs, Nastygal, Patreon, Viagogo and Zesty.
He was previously a director of Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), Sky (LSE:SKY), Trialpay (NASDAQ:V), KVS (NASDAQ:SYMC), Last.fm (NYSE:CBS), Lovefilm (NASDAQ:AMZN), MySQL (NASDAQ:ORCL), Neoteris (NASDAQ:JNPR) and Skype (NASDAQ:MSFT); and formerly on the Board of Trustees at SFMOMA.
- Grew up:
- Cambridge, US
- Berkeley, San Francisco, Sand Hill Road, London
- San Francisco
One Year, Two New Funds, Three New Partners
We're delighted to announce that Shardul Shah has been promoted to Partner. Since moving to San Francisco three years ago, Shardul has led Index’s entry into the security space and worked closely with Mike on growing our portfolio of enterprise investments.
Patreon raises $15M Series A led by Index, to enable more creators to earn a living from their art
Velazquez and van Gogh could never have created some of the world’s greatest masterpieces without patrons. I like to remind my Italian partners that the concept of patronage preceded the House of Medici by millennia! Of course, it was just a matter of time before the Internet Economy would enable anyone to participate in supporting their favorite creator. So today, we’re thrilled to lead a $15 million Series A round of funding in Patreon, the world’s first online network that connects modern-day patrons with creators of all kinds.