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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik