Ilya Fushman is a Partner at Index Ventures. A former academic with both an operating and venture capital background, he is passionate about the frontiers of cutting-edge technologies and helping the next wave of startups and entrepreneurs build global businesses. Prior to joining Index, Ilya was the head of product at Dropbox. As one of Dropbox’s first 75 employees, he helped build and run the company’s business and corporate development functions, before taking on a product leadership role and building out Dropbox, Dropbox for Business and the developer platform. Before Dropbox, he was a principal at Khosla Ventures and the Director of Technology at the solar cell startup Solar Junction.
A deep technologist, Ilya holds a PhD in Applied Physics and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he worked on quantum computing and biophysics and a B.S. in Physics from Caltech. Ilya holds a number of patents in the fields of software, photonics, and electronics. He currently lives in San Francisco and enjoys kitesurfing and skiing in his spare time.
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Aug 26, 2016||TechCrunch - Announcing the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield competition judges|
|May 26, 2016||Venture Beat - Front raises $10 million to build out its ‘Slack for external communications’ service|
|May 23, 2016||Forbes - Trello Get Serious About Big Businesses As It Passes 1.1 Million Daily Users And Triples Sales|
|Apr 7, 2016||PE HUB - Index leads $50 mln funding round for Intercom|
|Mar 11, 2016||Startup Daily - Facebook acquires Masquerade; WeWork raises $430 million at $16 billion valuation; PlantMiner raises $3.5 million|
|Mar 8, 2016||Startup Daily - Melbourne startup Culture Amp raises US$10 million Series B round to push European expansion|
|Mar 7, 2016||PE HUB - Culture Amp raises $10 mln|
|Feb 4, 2016||Crowdfund Insider - Index Venture Update: New Partners Shardul Shah & Dick Costolo Added to Team & Eighth Venture Fund Closes|