Partner, Index Ventures
Marital status: Married
Highest Education: Bachelor's degree
He lives in London, but the Canadian-born Rimer is one of Silicon Valley's most successful VCs, thanks to a string of home-run exits: He invested in Skype a year before eBay bought it
for $2.6 billion; he was an early investor in voice portal TellMe, which sold to Microsoft in 2007 for $800 million.
Other hits include Internet radio website Last.fm, acquired by CBS for $280 million, and open-source database MYSQL, sold to Sun Microsystems last year for $1 billion.
Next move: He's now focused on cloud computing and e-commerce, with stakes in mobile-payment service Boku and online ticket exchange service Viagogo.
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