Giuseppe Zocco

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Giuseppe Zocco
Born Italy
Alma mater Template:Ubl
Occupation Partner at Index Ventures
Spouse(s) Stephanie Rada Zocco
Children 3

Giuseppe Zocco is co-founder and partner at Index Ventures, a venture capital firm with offices in London, Geneva and San Francisco.[1][2] Companies Index Ventures has funded include Dropbox,[3] Facebook[4] and Skype,[4] and the firm's partners include Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter.[5] The firm had $1.25 billion available for new investments as of February 2016.[6]

Early life and education

Zocco was born and raised in Italy. He received his bachelor of arts degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and received a master of business administration degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.[1][7][8][9][10]

Career

Prior to co-founding Index Ventures, Zocco was with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.[11] In 1992, Zocco co-founded Index Ventures in Geneva with brothers Neil and David Rimer.[12][13] By 2011, the three of them had raised and invested approximately $2.3 billion.[14]

At Index Ventures, Zocco has been involved with investments in a number of different companies, including Ciao (acquired by Greenfield Online and subsequently by Microsoft for $486 million);[15] Milestone (acquired by Canon);[16] Micromet (acquired by Amgen for $1.16 billion);[17] Numerical Technologies (acquired by Synopsys for $250 million);[18] chipmaker Virata (which later entered into a $1.3 Billion merger with GlobeSpan);[19] and Zendesk (Template:NYSE).[11][20]

Zocco has served on the board of directors of several companies including:

Zocco was the subject of a 2011 profile in Venture Capital Journal, which stated, "Giuseppe Zocco is realizing his dream of helping to create a true multi-stage VC platform capable of supporting entrepreneurs from startup to industry leader."[10] In a 2012 "fireside chat" interview, Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large at TechCrunch, called Zocco "One of the key VCs in Europe."[27]

Non-profit involvement

Zocco serves on the board of directors of the Stanford University Alumni Association,[28] as a board member and President of the Stanford Club of Switzerland,[29] and on the Selection Committee of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers program.[29]

Personal life

Zocco lives with his wife and three sons in Geneva, Switzerland. His wife, Stephanie Rada Zocco, is founder and president of the Geneva Business Roundtable, a trade advisory group.[10][30][31]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Moleskine Corporate Governance page". http://corporate.moleskine.com/investor-relations/corporate-governance/board-of-directors. 
  2. "Index Ventures raises €500m tech fund". FT. November 9, 2011. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/49ad4de4-0a1c-11e1-8d46-00144feabdc0.html#axzz46f6DZuSG. 
  3. "Index Ventures Hires Dropbox Exec Ilya Fushman As General Partner". TechCrunch. May 20, 2015. http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/20/index-ventures-hires-dropbox-exec-ilya-fushman-as-general-partner/. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Index Ventures raises record $1.25bn to invest in start-ups". The Telegraph. February 3, 2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/12129243/Index-Ventures-raises-record-1.25bn-to-invest-in-start-ups.html. 
  5. "Twitter Ex-CEO Dick Costolo Talks Joining Index Ventures As It Announces $1.25 Billion In New Funds". Forbes. February 3, 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2016/02/03/index-ventures-raises-new-funds-as-costolo-joins/#5b93c1bb7cff. 
  6. "Index Ventures Amasses $1.25 Billion to Back Tech Startups". Bloomberg News. February 3, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-03/index-ventures-amasses-1-25-billion-to-back-tech-startups. 
  7. "Giuseppe Zocco profile". https://indexventures.com/team/giuseppe-zocco. 
  8. "Interview de Giuseppe Zocco et Neil Rimer: "L’argent est là, mais pas le soutien aux entrepreneurs"". L’Hebdo. April 6, 2011. http://www.hebdo.ch/est_la_mais_pas_le_soutien_aux_entrepreneurs_96893_.html. 
  9. "In Conversation with Neil Rimer". PICTEC Perspectives. May 16, 2012. http://perspectives.pictet.com/2012/05/16/neil-rimer-we-look-for-someone-with-a-passion-for-solving-a-big-problem/. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 "Giuseppe Zocco at a Glance". Venture Capital Journal. December 2011. http://media-hill.co.uk/files/VCJ-December-2011-merged.pdf. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "World Economic Forum: Giuseppe Zocco profile". https://www.weforum.org/people/giuseppe-zocco/. 
  12. "Microsoft Says Hello to Ciao, Buys European Shopping Site". TechCrunch. August 29, 2008. http://techcrunch.com/2008/08/29/microsoft-says-hello-to-ciao-buys-european-shopping-site/. 
  13. "Neil Rimer profile". http://europefastforward.wsj.com/?speakers=neil-rimer. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Interview with Giuseppe Zocco and Neil Rimer: "The money is there, but not the support for entrepreneurs"". L'HEBDO. June 4, 2011. http://www.hebdo.ch/est_la_mais_pas_le_soutien_aux_entrepreneurs_96893_.html. 
  15. "TechCrunch". Microsoft Says Hello to Ciao, Buys European Shopping Site. August 29, 2008. http://techcrunch.com/2008/08/29/microsoft-says-hello-to-ciao-buys-european-shopping-site/. 
  16. "Canon Buys Milesone Systems to Build Its Video Surveillance Business". TechCrunch. August 29, 2008. http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/13/canon-buys-milestone-systems-to-build-its-video-surveillance-business/. 
  17. "Amgen to Buy Micromet for $1.16 Billion". New York Times. January 26, 2012. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/amgen-to-buy-micromet-for-1-16-billion/?_r=1. 
  18. "Synopsys to Buy Numerical Technologies". New York Times. January 14, 2003. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/14/business/technology-briefing-e-commerce-synopsys-to-buy-numerical-technologies.html. 
  19. "Globespan, Virata merge in $1.3 billion deal". cnet. January 2, 2002. http://www.cnet.com/news/globespan-virata-merge-in-1-3-billion-deal/. 
  20. "Venture Capital Firm of the Year: Index Ventures". Financial News. June 17, 2015. http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2015-06-17/fn-private-equity-awards-2015-venture-capital-firm-of-the-year-index-ventures. 
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Second Shareholder for Moleskine". Growth Business UK. January 19, 2011. http://www.growthbusiness.co.uk/news-and-market-deals/fundraising-deals/1514408/second-shareholder-for-moleskine.thtml. 
  22. "Index Ventures ditching web for classic businesses?". EU Startups. January 5, 2011. http://www.eu-startups.com/2011/01/index-ventures-ditching-web-for-classic-businesses/. 
  23. "Maelle Gavet Steps Down As CEO of Ozon, Russia’s Amazon". TechCrunch. March 4, 2015. http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/04/maelle-gavet-steps-down-as-ceo-of-ozon-russias-amazon/. 
  24. "Ozon positions for Russian e-commerce boom with $100m funding". FT. September 8, 2011. http://blogs.ft.com/tech-blog/2011/09/ozon-funding-russia/. 
  25. "Vente-Privee buys Spanish fashion ecommerce site Privalia for ~$560M". TechCrunch. April 14, 2016. http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/14/vente-privee-buys-spanish-fashion-ecommerce-site-privalia/. 
  26. "Board of Directors Clause Uses in Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement". Law Insider. July 2009. https://www.lawinsider.com/usage/conditions-of-investors-obligations-at-closing/board-of-directors-clause-uses-in-preferred-stock-purchase-agreement. 
  27. "TechCrunch Italy - Fireside chat: Giuseppe Zocco and Mike Butcher" (Video). September 26, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4veYjpoH5mo&index=7&list=PL_c3CPkWEWH6xLWnSXgO5QX_3lEf-bkNh. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  28. "Stanford Alumni: Board of Directors". https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/about-us/about-board. 
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Stanford Alumni: Stanford Club of Switzerland". https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/overview/?group_id=0038990975. 
  30. "Campus News". University of Chicago Magazine. October 2004. http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0410/campus-news/geneva.shtml. 
  31. "University of Chicago Booth School of Business: Alumni Family Beach BBQ". https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/groups/overview/?group_id=0038990975.