Neil Rimer is a co-founder and Partner of Index Ventures. In 1992, Neil started the venture capital activity of Index’s predecessor firm, later co-founding Index Ventures and raising the firm’s first fund in 1996.
Neil’s current investment focus is on innovative solutions for energy and environmental problems.
He is currently on the board of Weatherbill, AlertMe, Lehigh Technologies, Netvibes, Moo Print, Photobox, Innovative Silicon, Pulsic, AdMarvel and DoubleTwist. Neil sponsored many of the firm’s investments including Betfair, Ofoto (now Kodak), Trolltech (now Nokia) Listen (now Real Networks), Numerical Technologies (now Synopsis) and Genmab (SDE: GNA). He has also served on the Board of Directors of U.C. Sampdoria, a football club competing in the Italian Serie A.
Before starting Index Ventures, Neil spent four years with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco. Neil has a BA. in History and Economics from Stanford University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.