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Index Ventures is entrance in force to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin this December


We are gay to announce a subsequent call of speakers for Disrupt Berlin. And what a wave. Index Ventures is one a world’s heading ubiquitous try collateral firms. And we are impossibly vehement to have 3 of a partners on theatre during Disrupt Berlin!

But before we outline a details, greatfully usually be wakeful that a final collection of Disrupt Berlin 2017 tickets during a deeply ignored rate of two for a cost of one are finale soon. Yes, that’s dual whole Disrupt tickets for a cost of one. To them enter your email residence here on or before Sep 5th. So you’d improved hurry!

Index Ventures started as a European organisation in 1996, though 20 years on, it has a clever participation on both sides of a Atlantic and has corroborated startups in 39 cities in 24 countries.

Among obvious Index-backed companies are Dropbox, Slack, Farfetch, Funding Circle, Adyen, Squarespace, Deliveroo, Just Eat, King and Supercell.

The organisation has lifted $5.6 billion given first and is now investing from a $700m expansion account and $550m try account subsidy companies opposite all stages, from seed to try to growth


Neil Rimer, first partner

Neil co-founded Index Ventures in Geneva in 1996.

His prophesy was to support a many desirous entrepreneurs, bringing Silicon Valley-style investing to Europe during a time when “venture capital” was still a new tenure outward a US. As he removed in a Financial Times interview: “We started any assembly with a slip that was literally ‘What is VC?’”

20 years on, while staying loyal to a European roots, Index has turn one of a world’s heading try collateral firms, with principal offices in London and San Francisco. So far, a organisation has lifted $5.6 billion and has some-more than 160 companies in a portfolio.

Today, Neil works with entrepreneurs on both sides of a Atlantic, among them a founders of Deliveroo, Funding Circle, Roblox and Typeform. He formerly led Index investments in companies including Betfair, Climate, Supercell and Trello.

Born in Montreal, Neil graduated in History and Economics during Stanford, and gained an MBA from Harvard Business School. He spent 4 years with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, and assimilated Index Securities in 1990 – a prototype to Index Ventures. Neil is also on a house of a non-profit, non-governmental organization, Human Rights Watch.

In his FT interview, Neil summed adult his proceed to investment. “We all practice a smarts as cynics any day, we’re all experts in what happens when things go wrong. But for me, a some-more profitable practice is: What happens if it does work?”


Martin Mignot, partner

Martin is formed in London, where he focuses on startups in vast markets like food, transportation, finance, health and SME, building must-have products that get exponentially improved with any new user.

He has worked with a founders of many such businesses, including BlaBlaCar and Deliveroo. He also serves on a house of Drivy, KRY, Rad, TheFamily and Trainline (following a merger of Captain Train). He was also on a house during SwiftKey until a merger by Microsoft in 2016, and led a Seed turn in hosted hunt API association Algolia. Most of his initial investments are Seed and Series A.

Before entrance to Index, Martin was in a TMT group during UBS Investment Bank, and co-founded a beauty subscription business Boudoir Prive (acquired by Joliebox/Birchbox), as good as tyro web radio use rsp.fm.

He divides his time essentially between London, Paris and a Nordics where he is on a house of Stockholm-based digital health association KRY.


Jan Hammer, partner

Jan assimilated Index in 2010, and is a London-based partner, focusing on fintech and information/data services opposite all stages of growth.

He is one of Index Ventures’ heading fintech investors, operative with a founders of Adyen, Credit Benchmark, Robinhood and TransferWise. In all, Index has corroborated some-more than dual dozen fintech companies, with some-more than $400 million. Jan has also led Index investments and is on a play of Beamery, Collibra, SafetyCulture and Silverfin.

Before he assimilated Index, Jan was during General Atlantic in London, where he worked on investments in Kaspersky Lab, Northgate Information Solutions and Torex Retail. He also worked in a MA, TMT and Capital Markets groups during Morgan Stanley. Jan is a connoisseur of Oxford University, and binds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.

To get a dual Disrupt tickets for a cost of one, usually enter your email residence here on or before Sep 5th. You’ll accept an email with a couple to squeeze these deeply ignored tickets when they are expelled during 12 noon internal Berlin time on Sep 6th. There are usually 50 pairs of these deeply ignored tickets available, so you’re going to wish to be during your mechanism right when they are available, as tickets are sole on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those tickets offer as all-access passes to all that creates Disrupt good for we and a friend, co-worker or co-worker — whomever we wish to spend a few days with.

You’ll see a a href=”https://techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-berlin-2017/” rel=”noopener”Startup Battlefield competition, in that a handful of startups representation a judges with a hopes of winning a desired Disrupt Cup and a large money prize.

And you’ll get to discuss with member from scores of earnest startups in Startup Alley, see extraordinary on theatre content, and tell after a prolonged day during a uncover with a cocktail and some new friends during a Disrupt After Party.

Are we a startup? The Startup Alley Exhibitor Package is your best gamble to get a biggest bearing by exhibiting your association or product directly on a Disrupt Berlin uncover floor. We now have an Extra Early-Bird special that gets we 3 ubiquitous acknowledgment tickets with your Startup Alley Exhibitor Package. Take advantage of this offer currently by purchasing your exhibitor package here.

Disrupt Berlin 2017 takes place Dec 4-5 at the ancestral Arena Berlin in a heart of Berlin, Germany.

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