Former Accel partner Levene formally joins Index Ventures after a year's courtship

Amongst VCs it was common knowledge that former Accel partner Simon Levene was ‘borrowing a desk’ at Index Ventures’ Mayfair office after leaving Accel just over a year ago.

But they’ve finally made it official, in a post on their blog today by Neil Rimer, to “formally welcome one of our close friends, Simon Levene, into the Index family.”

Levene will join as a full-time Venture Partner based out of the London office, with special interest in entrepreneurs coming out of “Europe and Israel.” He’s known to have great connections in both.

The move is interesting, as at one point we’d heard he might be rasiing his own fund. But it sounds lie he’s decided to camp down with one of the more successful tech VCs in Europe.