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.


February 6, 2020
Deepnote, a startup that offers data scientists an IDE-like collaborative online experience for building their machine learning models, today announced that it has raised a $3.8 million seed round led by Index Ventures and Accel, with participation from YC and Credo Ventures, as well as a number of angel investors, including OpenAI's Greg Brockman, Figma's Dylan Field, Elad Gil, Naval Ravikant, Daniel Gross and Lachy Groom.
September 12, 2019
Accel and Sequoia seed Middesk with $4M to background check businesses.
Accel was founded.

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TrustArc is a San Francisco-based developer of privacy compliance and risk management software for GDPR, CCPA, and related regulations.

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.

Bird is a company developing a vehicle sharing platform for dockless electric scooters.

Lenddo EFL offers loans underwritten by social media data to borrowers without established or robust credit histories.

Klaviyo is a Boston-based automated marketing software company which has a marketing software platform for ecommerce companies.

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

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

Monzo is a software development company developing mobile banking applications.

CoverFox is a Mumbai-based insurance technology company offering an online platform for managing insurance policies.

An artificial intelligence company that has developed technology for mapping services specifically focused designed for autonomous vehicles. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Palo Alto, California. is a New York City and Copenhagen-based developer of an investing and social media platform which offers commission free investing with a social community around it.

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

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

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

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.

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