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Index Ventures [2022]

Finance and Risk Capital

Impact for scaleups

60

UK companies backed

35%

Follow-on investments

12%

Investments outside of London

52

Growth-stage investments

Key sectors

Food & drink Healthcare Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Building & Construction Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Creative, digital, film, games & media Professional services Defence & security Technology & Communications Engineering / Advanced Engineering Transport & Logistics Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance

Describing itself as “a distributed, global company,” Index Ventures is an international venture capital firm with dual headquarters in San Francisco and London. It invests in technology-enabled companies with a focus on e-commerce, fintech, mobility, gaming, infrastructure/AI, and security. 

Between January 2015 to June 2022, the firm supported 60 UK companies in 93 funding rounds, of which 33 were follow-on rounds. Nearly nine in ten (87%) were at their growth stage at the time of the fundraising.

Index has supported scaleups such as classified ad platform Adzuna, online flower seller Bloom & Wild, regtech ComplyAdvantage, childrens’ computer kit company Kano and apprenticeship tracking service Multiverse

The firm argues that “what used to be venture capital’s primary product – capital – is no longer its main selling point. The next generation of entrepreneurs is looking for expertise and personal relationships with their investors, where we become partners, advisors, mentors and coaches.” 

The firm also produces Index Resources, comprising guides, podcasts, plans and playbooks for companies seeking to expand into the US and Europe, as well as a guide to stock options for rewarding talent.

Index Ventures [2022] website