Neil Rimer

General Partner & Founder at Index Ventures SA

Neil Rimer

Neil Rimer

General Partner & Founder at Index Ventures SA

Overview
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Index Ventures SA
Index Ventures
Index Venture Management (US), Inc.

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Number of Boards

45

Birthday

10/1963

Age

55

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Co-Founder at Index Ventures

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Investor at Bitly, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Index Ventures

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Team Member at Index Ventures

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Director-Finance at Index Ventures SA

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Executive Officer at Index Ventures VII (Jersey) LP

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Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Stack Exchange, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Sporting Exchange, Ltd.

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Founder at MOO Print Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Localglobe LLP

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General Partner at Index Ventures

Index Ventures operates as a global venture capital firm, which focuses on making investments in information technology companies. The company was founded by Neil Alexander Rimer, Giuseppe Zocco and David Rimer in 1996 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Education
MBA
Class of 1991

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BA in History & Economics
Class of 1985

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
General Partner & Founder
1996 - Current

Index is an active manager which focuses young information technology and life sciences companies in Europe, Israel and the US, which have the potential to become global players in their market. The firm typically co-invests with local venture capitalists outside Europe.Index invests USD 3 to 20 million, with the possibility of investing smaller amounts in seed rounds, such as USD 300 to 500 thousand. They acquire minority stakes (20% on average) and are active board members. Their initial investment focus is on series A and B rounds and they also participate in follow-up investments at later stages for companies that successfully execute their business plans.Index generally invests in six to ten new investments a year, holds investments for three to five years and seeks exits through IPOs and trade sales.

Co-Founder & Partner
Current

Index Ventures operates as a global venture capital firm, which focuses on making investments in information technology companies. The company was founded by Neil Alexander Rimer, Giuseppe Zocco and David Rimer in 1996 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Co-Founder
1996 - Prior

Index Venture Management focuses on seed, early-stage and growth investments in information technology and life sciences companies. The firm seeks to invest in companies that focus on markets that are already very large and profitable or that are expected to experience explosive growth. They target companies with the potential to be market leaders in well-identified market segments with annual sales greater than $1 billion.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

AdMarvel, Inc., a subsidiary of Otello Corp. ASA, is a company headquartered in San Mateo, CA, that provides advertising services specializing in mobile industry. It was founded by Mahi de Silva. On 20 Jan 10 Otello Corp. ASA acquired AdMarvel, Inc. for $23 million.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Pulsic Ltd. engages in electronic design automation focuses on production-proven chip planning and implementation solutions. It offers animated design, pulsic planning and unity platform and whitepapers and data sheets. The firm operates through its offices located in Almondsbury, San Jose, Tokyo. The company was founded by Fumiaki Sato, Mark Waller, Mark Williams and Jeremy Birch in January 2000 and is headquartered in Almondsbury, the United Kingdom.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Kimotion Technologies Belgium BVBA develops EDA software solutions. It offers solutions for analog and mixed signal ICs including modeling, sizing and layout tools, addressing analog functional blocks. The company's software helps circuit designers to size and lay out complex designs containing thousands of transistors. Kimotion Technologies Belgium was founded by Oscar Buset, Walter Daems, Bart de Smedt, Erik Lauwers, and Wim Verhaegen in May 2003 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

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$100K +
2013

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.Their rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

$5,000 - $25K
2008

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.Their rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

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Epiris Managers LLP, Exponent Private Equity LLP, PhotoBox Ltd. /Private Group purchase PhotoBox Ltd. from HarbourVest Partners LLC, Insight Venture Partners, Quilvest & Partners SA, Greenspring Associates, Inc., Highland Capital Partners LLC, Index Ventures SA, Quadrille Capital SAS

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Last.fm Ltd. operates an internet radio and music community website. The company was founded by Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel, and Richard Jones in 2002 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Pitch Software GmbH develops and operates software applications. The company was founded by Christian Reber and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
Switzerland
2012 EVCA Investors' Forum

The Investors' Forum is the annual meeting place for over 200 of the world’s major investors in private equity and venture capital and their GPs.

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