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Interview: Index Ventures' Danny Rimer On New Skype Investment

It only looks like deja vu all over again for Index Ventures, the early backer of Skype that is now part of the investor group buying 65 percent of the company from eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) for $1.9 billion in cash. This time Index Ventures is investing in a profitable company — not trying to help a startup get off the ground, Danny Rimer told paidContent by phone from Tallinn, Estonia, the birthplace of Skype. The first time, Skype was a venture investment for Index that paid off in dramatic form; this investment — Rimer won’t say how much now, only that it is “very significant” — is from the