Index Ventures, a London-based VC firm recently announced Index Origin, a new $200 million (nearly £146 million) dedicated seed fund meant to support founders all over the world to build iconic companies of tomorrow. This fund brings together the focus and community of a dedicated seed fund along with the network, resources and reach of a multi-stage global firm.
Highly collaborative fund
Index Origin, the new fund reflects the ever-changing needs of founders as there is an increasing pressure to grow, hire and sign up customers at a faster rate than ever before. They need to have access to talent, a network of advisors and customers. Also, they need to have more capital to finance the growth of their business.
Index Origin will encourage co-investing with the leading global seed funds, super angels and solo general partners. It ensures founders benefit from a wide range of support and expert advice in the initial stages.
“Right now, as an early-stage founder, you’re making a trade-off between a multi-stage venture fund that invests in seed or a dedicated seed fund,” said Nina Achadjian, Partner at Index Ventures. “Index Origin offers founders a platform that scales with them, from inception to IPO. By offering seed-specific resources and by encouraging collaboration and co-investment with seed funds and solo general partners, we want to set up founders for success from day one.”
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