Index Ventures

  • Secret’s founder returns with Bold, a Medium for enterprise

    Secret’s founder returns with Bold, a Medium for enterprise

    David Byttow learned just how much goes unsaid inside companies while he was running Secret. Blasting private information out publicly causes harassment, which led Secret to flame out and give investors back some of their money. But now Byttow is channeling his insight into a new startup called Bold, which he tells me is a “platform for writing long-form content at work. Use cases… Read More

  • Vente-Privee buys Spanish fashion ecommerce site Privalia for ~$560M

    Vente-Privee buys Spanish fashion ecommerce site Privalia for ~$560M

    Barcelona has just clocked up its biggest ever exit — albeit the price-tag on the sale of veteran Spanish ecommerce player Privalia, headquartered in the city, to France’s Ventee-Privee has not been disclosed. Recent rumors swirling about a possible exit for Privalia pegged the price being discussed at up to €500 million. Read More

  • Slack is work chat’s runaway train, raises $200M at $3.8B

    Slack is work chat’s runaway train, raises $200M at $3.8B

    The Slack rocketship won’t slow down. The business messaging startup has raised $200 million at a $3.8 billion post-money valuation, the company confirms to TechCrunch. The round was led by Thrive Capital, with participation by GGV, Comcast Ventures and Slack’s existing investors, including Accel, Index Ventures and Social Capital. This brings the total funding for the… Read More

  • Revolut Gets More Funding For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service

    Revolut Gets More Funding For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service

    British startup Revolut just closed its seed round. After announcing having raised $2.3 million this Summer, the company has added a couple of new investors. In total, the company has raised $4.8 million (£3.2 million) from Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, Seedcamp and Point Nine, Venrex and business angels. Read More

  • Index Ventures Has A New, $550 Million Fund, And A New Partner

    Index Ventures Has A New, $550 Million Fund, And A New Partner

    When yesterday, the keyboard developer Swiftkey was reported to be acquired by Microsoft for $250 million — about 10 times what it raised from investors — it seemed just another success in a string for Index Ventures, the venture firm with offices in San Francisco, London, and Geneva. Indeed, the now 20-year-old venture firm has had a very good run of things, with eight… Read More

  • Urban Transport App Citymapper Snags $40M From Index, Benchmark, Yuri Milner, Others

    Urban Transport App Citymapper Snags $40M From Index, Benchmark, Yuri Milner, Others

    People who don’t take Uber frequently take the bus. And those Europeans folks now include some rather high profile investors in London-based urban transport startup Citymapper — who have just poured $40 million into a new Series B round for its app which algorithmically knits together different transit options to help city dwellers quickly figure out how to get from A to… Read More

  • New Year, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…

    New Year, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…

    Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who stepped away from the big blue bird last June, has a new health and fitness platform startup in the works, focused on motivating people to make lifestyle improvements by drawing on the expertise of a range of “wellness professionals” to provide inspiring guidance. Read More

  • Second Home Raises $10.7M From Yuri Milner, Martin Lau, Index And Plans Lisbon Home

    Second Home Raises $10.7M From Yuri Milner, Martin Lau, Index And Plans Lisbon Home

    Co-working spaces and membership clubs with a heavy tech bent have proliferated across the planet in recent years as the industry itself has exploded, and startups look to find flexible spaces to work. But not many have gone for such an eclectic mix of fashion, designers, startups and investors (among others) as Second Home, the club and work space created by Rohan Silva (former adviser to the… Read More

  • Call9 Raises $10 Million Series A Led by Index Ventures

    Call9 Raises $10 Million Series A Led by Index Ventures

    Call9, a nine-month-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based telemedicine startup that came together last spring as a Y Combinator company, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures, whose cofounder, Neil Rimer, is joining the company’s board. Other investors in the round include Ali Rowghani, who leads the Y Combinator Continuity Fund;  Joe Lonsdale, the VC and co-founder… Read More

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