Erik Popaja

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Erik leads Data Science in the U.S. where he focuses on building and integrating tools to identify and evaluate best-in-class companies, while also helping support the firm’s existing portfolio. Additionally, Erik assists Index’s U.S. investment team in deal sourcing and execution.

Prior to Index, Erik spent three years on the investment team at TCV in Menlo Park. He spearheaded sourcing and assisted with deal execution and market research for the consumer internet team. Prior to TCV, Erik spent two years with University Growth Fund, where he was involved with the firm’s investments in Spotify, Snap, Postmates, Smule, and Health Catalyst.

Erik graduated from Westminster College with a B.S. in Finance. In addition to technology, he’s an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling and skiing.