Global venture capital firm Index Ventures announced its €400m ($550M) seventh early stage fund.
According to a post on its blog, Index Ventures will invest in and support entrepreneurs globally looking to build “the S&P 500 of the next 20 years” around four areas mobile consumer, enterprise, networks, and financial services.
The firm will leverage its team of 20 investors to source seed and early-stage opportunities in the major global hubs (London, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Paris. etc. ).
Started in Geneva in 1996, with offices in London and San Francisco, Index has invested in Aegerion, asos, Climate Corp, Criteo, Dropbox, Etsy, Genmab, Just Eat, King, Hortonworks, MySQL, Nasty Gal, Pure Storage, Skype, SoundCloud, Sonos and Supercell — among many others.