Tag Archive: Index Ventures

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    by Angie Chang

    The London Startup Advantage

    This supportive community, that ranges from behemoths like Google, to active and innovative individuals like James Governor, is a testament to the sheer potential of London’s startup tech marketplace.

    By Francesca Krihely (Community Manager, MongoDB)

    I moved to London in May and after living there for six months, I was pleasantly surprised at the market opportunity and community for startups in London. There have been a number of wildly successful London-based startups, namely Canonical, supporters of the Ubuntu Linux distribution and Last.fm, which was acquired

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    by Angie Chang

    London-Based HouseTrip, Co-Founded By CFO Junjun Chen, Raises $40M Series C Funding

    Congrats to HouseTrip on the additional VC funding raised!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Holiday rental website HouseTrip for booking your vacation rental online raised $40 million Series C funding, led by Accel Partners and joined by return backers Balderton Capital and Index Ventures.

    Junjun Chen co-founded HouseTrip in 2009, and has served as Chief Financial Officer since the company’s inception.

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    by Angie Chang

    Sophia Amoruso’s Los Angeles-Based Fashion Retail Website Nasty Gal Raises $40M Series B From Index Ventures

    From eBay store to major online retail destination, CEO Sophia Amoruso goes big with Nasty Gal.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Los Angeles-based shopping site Nasty Gal raises $40M Series B from Index Ventures.

    In 2006, Nasty Gal started as an eBay store “Nasty Gal Vintage” curated and painstakingly grown by founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso, who hired friends as employees to grow Nasty Gal into its own web domain and major online retail destination. Forbes reports that without outside financing or marketing, Nasty Gal took in $28M in revenue in 2011, up from $10M in 2010.

    Index Ventures’ portfolio companies include UK-based

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    by Angie Chang

    Brit Morin Engages $1.25M From Marissa Mayer, Aileen Lee, Founders Fund And More To Launch Her First App, Weduary

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Alexia Tsotsis (Writer, TechCrunch)

    Brit Morin, the Martha Stewart of tech, is today announcing a $1.25 million seed round for her technology and content company Brit.

    The list of investors is actually pretty sympatico with “the next generation of lifestyle” branding of Brit & Co, with fashion-heavy Index Ventures, tech fashionista Marissa Mayer, KCPB’s Aileen Lee, Tina Sharkey and Seth Goldstein, Kevin Colleran, Annabel Teal, General Catalyst Partners, Founders Fund, Angel and DMGT all going in.

    In addition to the funding the company is also launching its first app, Weduary, which lets tech-savvy couples build