Index Ventures launches sixth fund for European investments

U.S. and European venture capital firm Index Ventures announced a €350 million fund for primarily early-stage European investments late Sunday. The firm said it’s impressed by the innovation it’s seeing in Europe despite economics issues that have plagued the area for several years. Some of the fund will go towards U.S.-based startups as well.

Greylock Partners launches $160M fund for European, Israeli startups

Greylock Israel Partners, the affiliate fund of Greylock Partners — well-known for investing in companies like Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, and Pandora — is reportedly raising a new venture fund valued at $160 million for startups in Europe and Israel.

The U.K. gets a $60 million early stage fund

U.K. early stage investment firm Passion Capital just raised its first investment fund of $60 million. The fund is a private-public hybrid, with the U.K. government contributing $40 million of the total.