Index raises another EUR 350M for early stage deals, worldwide

By Fredrik, March 3rd, 2009

Index has announced the closing of the Index Ventures V fund of EUR 350M, still focused on early-stage investments. This time, however, the geographical focus is more explicitly stated to include also non-European countries such as Israel and the US.

The swift fundraising is impressing and worth all respect, and shows that the team and the LP’s see the coming period as a very interesting one for making early-stage venture investments. This is very much in line with our view of the market at Creandum.

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3 Responses to “Index raises another EUR 350M for early stage deals, worldwide”

  1. Patric Says:

    Hi Creandum,

    Could you please share the blanks for us (see below) and it would be interesting to hear what Creandum is up to and looking for during 2009 as you are one of the biggest and most important VC in Sweden for Internet and Technology start-ups.

    “The swift fundraising is impressing and worth all respect, and shows that the team and the LP’s see the coming period as a very ……….? for making early-stage venture investments. This is very much in line with our view of the market at Creandum.”

  2. Fredrik Says:

    Thanks for your comment, Patric. The two missing words “interesting one” are back.

    We think this down-cycle will build many good companies. Those who manage to establish themselves and grow in this climate will prosper further in the better times which eventually come. Creandum will continue to back the best entrepreneurs and the best ideas out there. And in general, this is a time where companies with resources such as access to external funds can really grow at the benefit of those without.

  3. Patric Says:

    Thanks for your answer Fredrik.

    I couldn’t agree more to what you state in your comment. We are building a new world at the moment. Hardworking entrepreneurs with good ideas will shape our future.

    I think it is very interesting to see how Creandum right now seem to position yourselves as a modern and bold VC. The Spotify journey is very interesting and you seem to have more interesting start-ups coming up.

    It will be very interesting to hear more about your upcoming investments during 2009.

    Good luck!
    /Patric

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