Thursday 24 March 2022


Danny Rimer

Partner at Index Ventures

How Index became the Europe's most successful venture firm

The philosophy of Index Ventures is to invest in people, not deals. A deal is transactional, relationships endure and are based on curiosity, thoughtfulness and deep conviction. Danny joins us to share the magic of Index’s success.

Danny Rimer

Danny joined Index in 2002 and established the firm’s London office. He later opened the San Francisco office with Mike Volpi. His current investments include 1stdibs, Discord, Farfetch, Figma, Glossier, GOAT, Good Eggs, Grailed, Humu, Patreon and Scoop.

Prior to Index, Danny was a General Partner at The Barksdale Group, where he invested in over a dozen companies. Earlier in his career, he was at Hambrecht & Quist (now owned by JP Morgan), where he began the internet sector equity research group. He was managing director and an underwriting analyst, taking Amazon, Netscape and Verisign public, among others.

Previously, Danny was a director of Betfair, Dropbox, Etsy, Sky,, Lovefilm, MySQL, and Skype; and formerly on the Board of Trustees at SFMOMA and MAGGIE’S Centres. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to business and charity.

'Danny is a businessman with an artist’s sensitivity and empathy. He's been tremendously helpful as we build the future beauty company.'

Emily Weiss, CEO and Founder of Glossier