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.

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.

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

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

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

A software company offering a customer lifecycle and engagement platform as a mobile marketing suite.

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

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

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.

A software company offering a no-code workflow management and automation platform focused on serving knowledge workers.

Trace Data is a San Francisco-based company building data security and information security software.

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

Clockwise Inc. is a San Francisco-based company which makes "intelligent" calendaring software.

Lookout is a cybersecurity company using predictive machine intelligence to analyze data to predict and stop mobile attacks to an individual or an enterprise.

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Connie Loizos
May 21, 2020
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The Economic Times
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Frederic Lardinois
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Connie Loizos
December 26, 2019
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Humza Aamir
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Steve O'Hear
December 11, 2019
It was just a couple of months ago that Tines, the cybersecurity automation startup, raised $4.1 million in Series A funding led by Blossom Capital, and now the Dublin-based company is disclosing an $11 million extension to the round. This additional Series A funding is led by venture capital firm Accel, with participation from Index [...]
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vPersonalize Inc. today announced the launch of a full technology stack to turn any Dye Sublimation or Direct To Garment (DTG) operation into a complete print and fulfillment house in as little as six weeks!, , , , "Our integrated platform includes 3D visualization tools that let your sellers intuitively design, publish and manage their products in 3D, while our inbuilt commerce gateway allows your sellers to automatically create catalogs and publish them to Shopify, Magento or WooCommerce. Ou...
Reuters Editorial
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Kate Clark
December 4, 2019
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Press Trust of India
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Read more about Furniture firm CasaOne raises Rs 114 cr in series B funding led by Accel on Business Standard. CasaOne, a furniture rental company, on Friday said it has raised USD 16 million (about Rs 114 crore) in funding led by Accel.The series B round also saw participation from existing investors JLL Spark, Freestyle Capital, NextWorld Capital and
Paayal Zaveri
November 13, 2019
Business Insider
Freshwork's CEO Girish Mathrubootham sees a massive opportunity to disrupt the customer engagement market, and just raised $150M in funding.
Ingrid Lunden
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Ingrid Lunden
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Kate Clark
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Manish Singh
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June 3, 2019
Leading mobile payments company WorldRemit has entered into a definitive agreement to raise $175 million in a Series D funding round led by returning investors, TCV, Accel and Leapfrog Investments. Founded in 2010, WorldRemit is a global leader in smartphone and online payments - providing a convenient, low-cost alternative to expensive brick-and-mortar agents. WorldRemit handles a growing share of the $700 billion remittances sent each year by expatriates and migrant workers to their...


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