Index Ventures’ $200 Million Establishment of Index Origin I

Ogier’s Jersey Investment Funds team has advised Index Ventures on the establishment of Index Origin I, a US$200 million dedicated seed fund designed to give entrepreneurs around the world a foundation to build tomorrow’s iconic companies.
Index Origin I brings together the focus and community of a dedicated seed fund with the resources, network, and reach of a multi-stage global venture firm. The new fund reflects the changing needs of founders, who face increasing pressure to grow, hire, and sign up customers faster than ever before.

With the launch of this dedicated global seed fund, Index Ventures increases the amount of capital available to seed-stage startups, provides tailored support and counsel, and, in partnership with seed investors, gives entrepreneurs the best chance at success from day one. Index Origin I brings the total amount raised in the last 12 months to US$2.2 billion across three funds.

The Ogier team was led by Partner Niamh Lalor (Picture), assisted by managing associate Alexandra O’Grady, senior associate Joanna Christensen, and associate Ryan Ripamonti. The team worked closely with Index, Ropes & Gray as lead counsel, Travers Smith and administrator EFG Fund Services to deliver the fundraising on the target closing date.

Involved fees earner: Joanna Christensen – Ogier LLP; Niamh Lalor – Ogier LLP; Alexandra O’Grady – Ogier LLP; Ryan Ripamonti – Ogier LLP; Law Firms: Ogier LLP; Clients: Index Ventures;

Author: Giulia Di Palma