Kara Swisher

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Index Ventures Raises $442 Million in New Fund

Index Ventures said it had raised 350 million euros ($442 million) in a new sixth venture capital fund, which will be aimed at early-stage investments in the U.S., Israel and Europe. The London-based Index, which raised its last fund in 2009, opened an office in San Francisco last year.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald