Kara Swisher

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Index Ventures’ Volpi Talks About New Fund and the State of the VC Market (Video)

Yesterday, Index Ventures said it had raised $442 million in its sixth venture fund.

I talked to Index’s partner Mike Volpi about the new investment money and more, which it will be aiming at early-stage investments in the U.S., Israel and Europe.

We talked about a range of issues, including the future of start-up investing, and the innovation climate going forward.

Here’s the video of the interview I did with him:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus