Index Ventures’ Danny Rimer: ‘Fashion Is Replacing Music As Cultural Lubricant’

by MR Magazine Staff

Since joining Index Ventures as general partner in 2002, VC Danny Rimer has been building out an investment portfolio of some of the biggest names in retail and e-commerce: He led Farfetch’s second round, had a later stage investment in Glossier, and established stakes in Asos, Etsy and Net-a-Porter. He’s also tapped into the rise of streetwear, investing in GOAT, Grailed and End Clothing since 2014. “Fashion is replacing music as that cultural lubricant that breaks down barriers,” Rimer said. “Streetwear is a big part of that.” Before Index, he was an equity analyst at boutique investment bank Hambrecht & Quist, where he worked on the Amazon IPO. Read more at Glossy.