Index Ventures, the European Venture Capital benchmark, and its investments in Spain

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BY : Diego GutiérrezNovember Fri, 2017


We analyse Index Ventures, one of the leading venture capital firms specialising in the technology sector in Europe, and the investment rounds it has led in Spain.


We analyse Index Ventures, one of the leading venture capital firms specialising in the technology sector in Europe, and the investment rounds it has led in Spain.

Index Ventures is an international venture capital firm that invests in technology companies at different stages of development. Its portfolio includes companies that are reshaping the technology sector, such as Dropbox, Etsy, Sonos, SoundCloud, Flipboard, King, BlaBlaCar, Squarespace, Just Eat, Lookout, Hortonworks, Nasty Gal, Pure Storage, Supercell, Criteo, Funding Circle and many others.

Founded in 1996 in Geneva by Neil and David Rimer and Giuseppe Zocco, and with offices in London, San Francisco and Geneva, Index Ventures has supported technology companies in 39 cities around the world by helping them grow in new regions. The firm's venture capital is has a portfolio of more than 160 companies in 24 countries and more than 35,000 employees worldwide.

Its investment experience in technology companies has enabled Index Ventures to build a broad and diversified portfolio of companies in the following sectors:

Most of these companies are in the technology sector, many of them leaders in their sub-sectors:

  • 37 Marketplace companies, including Betfair, Bla Bla Car, Deliveroo, and Just Eat, for example.
  • 14 Open Source companies, such as Bitpay,, Elastic, MySQL, Trello, Zend...
  • 26 E-Commerce: Asos, Blaze, Etsy, Good Eggs, Photobox, Swoon...
  • 18 Big Data analysts: Alkemics, The Climate Corporation, Cockroach Labs, Confluent, Factual, Swiftkey...
  • 10 Video Game developers: Anki, Face It, Hutch, King, Playfish, Roblox, Supercell...
  • 14 Security companies: Centrify, CipherCloud, Duo, Lookout, Mimecast, Worklight...

Index Ventures has also made 110 exits and has participated in nearly 600 investment rounds worldwide. In Spain, the Swiss venture capital firm has invested in 8 financing rounds in different phases:

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