Meet the man behind Europe’s hottest VC firm

Index Ventures co-founder Neil Rimer has helped steer his company to success with investments in Skype, Betfair and many more. He explains why he’s obsessed with education and marketplaces — and why he wishes he’d invested in Kickstarter.

HouseTrip gets $17M: Is there more room at the inn?

The founders aren’t happy when people call HouseTrip a clone of Airbnb, but the European holiday rental site is hoping to go head-to-head with its American rival after scooping a substantial new round of investment.