Index Ventures to Startup Extreme!


Ari Helgason is a former entrepreneur with both an operating and investing background.

He’s excited about the way software fundamentally reshapes industries and his investment focus is on enterprise software, SaaS and fintech across all stages. He especially enjoys working with founders as they navigate the early stages of scaling a business.

Before joining Index, Ari was at Dawn Capital in London where he invested in and worked with SaaS and open source companies in Europe and the US. Prior to that, Ari co-founded both the SaaS workflow management company WOAH Sales and ecommerce startup Fabricly—the former right out of university.

Ari holds a B.Sc. in International Relations (first class) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an alumnus of Y Combinator and regularly spends time in San Francisco and New York. He is also a Silicon Valley regular where he has extensive relationships. He served as a Director of CRATE Technology GmbH until March 24, 2017.

We look forward to his talk at Startup Extreme 12-14th of June! 


The topic of Startup Extreme this year is scaleups - why? 

Every year, we at Startup Extreme strive to be at the forefront of the needs and trends in our growing startup ecosystem. Read here more about why we want to focus on scaleups.


Maria Amelie