An early and growth-stage venture capital firm that powers a global community of entrepreneurs.

Accel is an early and growth-stage venture capital firm that powers a global community of entrepreneurs that is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and was founded in 1983 by Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz. Notable investments made by Accel include: Facebook, Slack, Dropbox, Flipkart,, Atlassian, Braintree, Spotify, Myfitnesspal, Venmo, and Vox Media.

Investment funds

Accel XIV L.P.

On March 15, 2019 Accel completed raising $525 million for their Accel XIV L.P. fund. The fund received capital from 150 investors that remain undisclosed. 

Accel Leaders Fund II L.P.

On March 15, 2019 Accel completed raising $500 million in funding for their Accel Leaders Fund II L.P. fund. The company plans on using their Accel Leaders Fund II L.P. fund to make follow-on investments in companies previously receiving funding from the companies Accel Leaders Fund II L.P. fund. 

Accel Growth Fund V L.P.

On March 15, 2019 Accel completed raising $1.5 billion for their Accel Growth Fund V L.P. fund from 168 undisclosed investors.


September 12, 2019

Accel and Sequoia seed Middesk with $4M to background check businesses.

Funded Companies


Circle is a peer-to-peer payments technology company that is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville.

Webflow is a company providing a design and hosting platform for users to create websites.

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

A technology company offering software development security platform using open source code.

An automated assistant platform that manages legal paperwork for businesses, founded by Cai GoGwilt and Jason Boehmig.

Luko is a home insurance company that uses technology to streamline the process of getting home insurance and making claims. It is located in Paris, France and was founded in 2016.

GoCardless is a payments company that developed global payments network based on the bank to bank payment systems. It participated in the S11 cohort of Y Combinator

Algolia is a company designing and building search and discovery API for websites and mobile apps. It participated in the W14 cohort of Y Combinator.

Instana is a SaaS-based application performance management (APM) platform based in Chicago, Illinois and in the Ohligs borough of Solingen, Germany.

PagerDuty is company providing an operations performance platform for small, mid-size and enterprise. It participated in the S10 cohort of Y Combinator.

An insurance technology company offering artificially intelligent software for insurance fraud detection and claims handling.

Sentry is cross-platform application monitoring, with a focus on error reporting.

BlaBlaCar provides an online platform connecting car drivers with empty seats to passengers.

Also known as Da-Jiang Innovations, DJI is a Chinese technology company developing and manufacturing drone and camera technology.

Gem Software (formerly ZenSourcer) is an all-in-one recruiting platform that integrates with LinkedIn, Gmail, and Outlook, and your ATS.

Sysdig is a unified approach to container security, microservices monitoring and forensics with Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Falco support.

A company providing an API allowing its users to encode, host and stream viedeos

Netskope is a cloud access security broker company. It provides a cloud-scale security platform for managing cloud usage in an enterprise.

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