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Accel

Accel Partners is a venture capital firm that has been dedicated for over 25 years to supporting entrepreneurs who possess the unique insight to define new categories and build world-class technology companies. These entrepreneurs have led fundamental industry transformations rather than followed predefined market trends. Accel deeply shares our entrepreneur's passion for fundamental uniqueness and their courage to be first.

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These franchise companies have defined new categories, reshaped their industries and in many cases created entirely new sectors within software and networking.

Team

A major source of Accels inspiration comes from working intimately with entrepreneurs who possess the character and ambition needed to be first in building world-class technology companies. Accel's relationship with the entrepreneur is grounded in a shared commitment to success, patience, and a common culture driven by the entrepreneur. In support of every entrepreneur and portfolio executive is a cohesive Accel team rich in both operating and investing experience with a personal empathy for the entrepreneurial process-with all of its challenges and rewards.

Silicon Valley

London

Their Approach

  • Initiatives
    • At any given time, each partner is pursuing multiple "prepared mind" initiatives. These initiatives emanate and constantly evolve from the interplay between our deep base of domain knowledge, and more importantly, the creative inspiration and insight of entrepreneurs.
  • Investment Partnerships
    • Since its founding, Accel has strived to continually reinvent their firm. Just as start-ups must innovate in order to meaningfully impact their industries, they believe Accel must pioneer new practices in venture capital to maintain their leadership and create the most value to their companies.

Current Portfolio

Accel focuses their investments in Computing & Storage infrastructure, consumer & internet media, enterprise software & services, Mobile, Networking Systems, Security and Semiconductors.

CONSUMER INTERNET AND MEDIA

ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

MOBILE

NETWORKING SYSTEMS

SECURITY

SEMICONDUCTORS

For the complete list of companies click here

Testimonials

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Working with Accel was one of the key foundational elements that set our business up for the long term.

Rob Glaser,
RealNetworks-CEO

Accel has been a great partner in building Brightcove. From strategic guideance at a board level, to consistent engagement through Accel portfolio companies and their broader network, to presenting new business development opportunities, Accel is active with, engaged in and helpful to our business.

Jeremy Allaire,
Brightcove-Founder and President

Venture capital is an industry that overflows with empty promises; but in the $200 million of investment I have raised over the last decade for my technology start-ups, Accel is virtually unique in being able to deliver equal to its reputation. Accel has patience, integrity, operational experience, and one of the deepest and most tangible networks in the business. These are all qualities that should be at the top of the shopping list of any entrepreneur when looking for a funding partner.

Phil Tee,
Njini Corporation-Co-Founder and CTO

Languages

English

Address

California Office

428 University Ave
Palo Alto CA 94301 US

London Office

16 St. James's Street
London SW1A 1ER United Kingdom

Contact

Silicon valley

Email:
Tel: +1 650 614 4800

London

Email:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7170 1000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7170 1099

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