Jan joined Index in 2010. His investments include Adyen, Credit Benchmark, Just Eat, Novus, Robinhood, Socialbakers, Zendesk and Zuora. Jan is particularly interested in financial services disruption and information services across all stages. Jan works with The Prince's Trust as a business mentor to young startup entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Index, Jan worked at General Atlantic in London, where he was involved with investments with Kaspersky Lab, Northgate Information Solutions and Torex Retail. Before joining General Atlantic, Jan worked at Morgan Stanley in M&A, TMT, and Capital Markets divisions in London and New York. Jan holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, and is a graduate of Oxford University.
- Dorothy Fitzgerald
dorothy [at] indexventures [dot] com
- Svitavy (Czech Republic)
- Grew up:
- Villars (Switzerland)
- Oxford (UK), Fontainebleau (France)
- London, New York, Greenwich (Connecticut)
Why Fintech Startups Aren’t Killing Banks — Yet
“Fintech” is one of this year’s most ubiquitous buzzwords; it has spawned any number of colorful infographics about the future of finance and banking. Some of these are merely a collection of logos, while others represent a more structured attempt to classify this new generation of players taking on financial services.
Commission-free trading app Robinhood drives explosive growth, raises series B
Over 800,000 people waited for months before getting this company’s official invite to join this past March. Over $500 million has been transacted so far through the platform and over $12 million in commissions have been saved. Their average user is 26 and new to managing an investment portfolio online (or anywhere, for that matter).
From Seed to A: Robinhood's Aim is Right on Target
Often at Index, we’re asked about how we build conviction; how do we know, or at least have a strong gut feeling, that we’re backing the right entrepreneurs with the right idea, the right platform, at the right time. The question has extra resonance at seed stage, when there’s little for potential investors to go on, other than a minimum viable product (MVP) and hopefully a captivating, well-honed pitch.