There were two interesting news this week:
The first news was coming from India. Google takes an LP (Limited Partner) approach to two early and seed funds in India and for the first time invests in venture capital funds. My take on this is that Google is willing to catch the ideas early no matter which geography of the world the innovation comes from.
An innovative company such as Google itself, is betting early and seed stage companies and technologies and tools that they will create on geographies outside of the US. I congratulate Google on its vision and act.
The second news was about the successful technology venture vapital firm of Europe. Index Ventures closes its forth fund at more than $400 million and reaching the total capital under management to over $1.3 billion. It is getting exciting in Europe as well.
We will see more and more success stories from all around the world as more capital and interest goes to early stage companies outside of the US. This is just the start of the globalization of early stage venture capital. The results will be innovation and information flowing throughout the world regardless of borders and geographies, democratizing and leveling the field of innovation.