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Danny Rimer

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Recode Decode: Index Ventures' Mike Volpi and Danny Rimer

Decoder with Nilay Patel

Mike Volpi and Danny Rimer, the co-founders of the San Francisco office of Index Ventures, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher.In this episode:Volpi and Rimer's backgrounds and the early days of the internet; applying a global perspective to venture capital; being a smaller firm when capital is abundant; why the rise of other regions does not mean Silicon Valley is "over"; open-source culture in Europe; Latin America, Israel, and China; scooters, autonomous driving, and the future of urban mobility; disrupting the beauty and fashion industries; disrupting venture capital itself; over-empowered founders and the WeWork CEO's $700 million cash-out; diversity in tech; techlash and antitrust regulation; and the most overhyped and most underhyped categories in tech.Follow usKara Swisher (@karaswisher), hostMike Volpi (@mavolpi), guestDanny Rimer (@dannyrimer), guestErica Anderson (@EricaAmerica), executive producerEric Johnson (@HeyHeyESJ), producerMore to exploreIf you haven't already, subscribe to Recode DecodeSubscribe to Recode's other podcasts: Recode Media, Pivot, and Land of the GiantsWatch Kara's 2008 interview with Volpi about his video startup, Joost Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

19 Aug 2019

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Former Director of Betfair, Dropbox, Etsy & Now Index Ventures Partner Danny Rimer OBE

Jazz Shapers

Danny Rimer OBE on Jazz Shapers with Mishcon de Reya. Jazz Shapers in association with Mishcon de Reya broadcasts every Saturday at 9am, with a repeat on Monday at 5am, just before the Business Breakfast.Presented by broadcaster and Mishcon de Reya’s Director of Business Development Elliot Moss, Jazz Shapers shares music from the risk takers, leaders and influencers of jazz, soul and blues, alongside interviews with their equivalent in the business world: entrepreneurs who have defined and shaped business categories and ways of operating, defying convention and have gone on to achieve great success.With more than 900 people, Mishcon de Reya is an independent London-based law firm that serves an international community of clients. In their words: "We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal.'

29mins

27 Jan 2019

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20VC: Index's Danny Rimer on His Biggest Lessons On Price, Ownership, Board Dynamics & Building Consumer Businesses from Backing The Likes of King, Skype, Farfetch, Glossier and more...

The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

Danny Rimer is a Partner @ Index Ventures, one of the world's leading venture funds with a portfolio including the likes of Dropbox, Skype, King, Bird, Slack and many more incredible companies. As for Danny, he is known for his investments in Dropbox, leading the company's Series B, Etsy, King (makers of world famous, Candy Crush), Skype and more recently many retail and fashion businesses such as Farfetch, Glossier and GOAT. He's been on the coveted Forbes Midas List for more than a decade and in 2017 was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to business and charity and the New York Times included him in its list of the top 20 venture capitalists worldwide. In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Danny made his way into the world of venture and came to be a Partner @ Index Ventures? 2.) Having backed the likes of King, Skype, Glossier, how does Danny respond to Peter Fenton and Jeremy Levine's suggestions of a "consumer downturn"? Does Danny believe there is a lack of free and open distribution today? Can startups compete with such inflated CACs? Henry Davis @ Glossier asks: how have you seen acquisition models change over time? How do you envision acquisition models of the future? 3.) Peter Fenton said on the show previously, he always laughs when he hears VCs say they like big markets, how does Danny assess market sizing today? What have been Danny's biggest lessons on assessing market size when looking at his portfolio? How does Danny think about niche markets today in such an Amazon dominant world? How does Danny assess price today? How does Danny determine when to stretch vs stay firm? 4.) Having helped many companies scale to global success, what does Danny believe to be the core considerations in getting your startup ready for global expansion? How did Danny find Index's expansion when opening up their first US office in 2011 in SF? What were some of the biggest challenges? How does Danny think about and assess generational transition within venture and Index more specifically today? 5.) Danny has spent over 3,000 hours on boards to date, how has Danny seen himself evolve as a board member over that time? What were some inflection moments in those hours that fundamentally changed the way Danny thinks? What advice would Danny give me, having just gained my first institutional board seat? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Danny’s Fave Book: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami Danny’s Most Recent Investment: Goodeggs As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Danny on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Instagram here for mojito madness and all things 20VC.

40mins

3 Dec 2018

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Index Ventures' Danny Rimer and Jan Hammer: "Quinoa-bots and sneaker heads"

Danny In The Valley

The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Index Ventures’ Danny Rimer and Jan Hammer to scooters (3:05), flying cars (6:), self-driving cars (7:00), why Deliveroo will stay independent (9:15), the future of insurance (10:30), changing the approach to data privacy (15:20), robo-restaurants (19:00), the rise of "mass-scale artisanal" brands (20:40), getting inside the minds of young people (24:10), how Softbank is changing the Valley (26:45), how money is changing the tech landscape (29:30), is the end of cash nigh (34:45), and the problem of Silicon Valley's monoculture (39:20),See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

2 Nov 2018

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Talks on Entrepreneurial Leadership at London Business School - TELL Series

Danny Rimer joined Index Ventures in 2002 and established the firm’s London office. He talks about his experience of working with entrepreneurs to build world-class technology companies. The TELL series is hosted by the LBS Entrepreneurship club at London Business School. http://tellseries.com

54mins

31 Jul 2012

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Danny Rimer, Index Ventures

Talks on Entrepreneurial Leadership at London Business School - TELL Series

Danny Rimer joined Index Ventures in 2002 and established the firm’s London office. He talks about his experience of working with entrepreneurs to build world-class technology companies. The TELL series is hosted by the LBS Entrepreneurship club at London Business School. http://tellseries.com/

54mins

31 Jul 2012