- Seed fund attached to Index Ventures
Index Seed is an offshoot of Index Ventures, a European based venture fund that has also invested heavily in U.S. startups. The seed fund focuses on early stage deals. Partners Neil Rimer, Danny Rimer, Saul Klein and Mike Volpi manage Index Seed. The fund is partnering with existing seed fund The Accelerator Group, run by Robin Klein.
The firm plans to make twenty early stage investments between April 2010 and April 2012. Investments range from $50,000–$1 million in size—a notional. The partners take board seats. Index Seed has been carved out of Index's existing $400 million fund.
In 2010 Index Seed invested in: Group Spaces, People per Hour, ERPLY, Path, GoTryItOn, Stylistpick, Freejit