Accel Partners

Accel Partners

Accel Partners is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto founded by Bruce Golden.

Accel Partners - also known as Accel - is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. It was established in 1983 by Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz. As of October 2019, Accel Partners has sold its ownership in 521 companies, and its currently managing a portfolio of 385 active companies.

Accel Partners funds companies that are at various stages of development, from early to late. It specializes in providing capital for companies in the internet technology sectors, such as those operating in the internet infrastructure, internet software, and consumer services industry. The firm invests in companies based in various locations such as Europe, United States, India, and China.

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Funded Companies

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Description
Website
Industry
Location

A software company offering a suite of business intelligence and analytics products and services.

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.

Fiverr is an online freelance marketplace for creative and professional services.

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

Call analytics platform that uses artificial intelligence to transcribe and analyze sales calls, providing enterprises with actionable feedback to improve the performance of their sales teams.

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.

InVision is New York City based startup building a collaborative and wireframing design tool.

India's Indifi Technologies is a tech-enabled debt financing platform for small business with industry-specific financial solutions.

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

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
1,200,000,000
1,200,000,000
March 15, 2016
475,000,000
475,000,000
March 27, 2013
155,000,000
155,000,000
November 22, 2011
500,000,000
500,000,000
April 19, 2016
500,000,000
500,000,000
March 15, 2016
475,000,000
475,000,000
March 20, 2014
475,000,000
475,000,000
June 28, 2011
1,000,000,000
1,000,000,000
March 20, 2014
430,000,000
430,000,000
December 1, 2016
300,000,000
300,000,000
March 15, 2016
875,000,000
875,000,000
June 28, 2011
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Abhishek Goyal

Employee

Alex Duncan

Employee

Alison Epstein

Employee

Amit Kumar

Employee

Amr Awadallah

Employee

Anand Daniel

Employee

Barath Shankar Subramanian

Employee

Brian OMalley

Employee

Bruce Golden

Founder

Catherine Calcagno

Employee

Chi-Hua Chien

Employee

Christopher Kelvin Lee

Employee

Chrysanthos Chrysanthou

Employee

Cristiana Ortiz

Employee

Dave Eisenberg

Employee

Dinesh Katiyar

Employee

Don Gooding

Employee

Fred Destin

Employee

Greg Waldorf

Employee

Hilary Mason

Employee

Hussein Kanji

Employee

Jake Flomenberg

Employee

James Cameron

Employee

Jeff Hammerbacher

Employee

Jerry Chen

Employee

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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News

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Mike Butcher
May 6, 2020
TechCrunch
The Europas Awards -- which have been recognising the hottest European tech startups in since 2009 -- are now open for the public voting stage, prior to the formal judging process. The entries have been sorted and sifted by journalists to compile an editorially-driven 'long list' of some of Europe's most exciting startups and investors. [...]
Mike Butcher
May 4, 2020
TechCrunch
There are some startups that behave like sprinters, and others that run a marathon. I came across Instabug when I was in Cairo in 2013. Born during the chaotic era of the Arab Spring, this plucky startup managed to make it to TechCrunch Disrupt, then Y Combinator in 2016, then a $1.7M in Seed round [...]
Mike Butcher
April 17, 2020
TechCrunch
The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is doing what everyone in tech has done before: pivoting! Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be 'going virtual' on an amazing new platform, to be unveiled. (OK, but not VR - just yet!). A percentage of proceeds from the event will be donated to charities across Europe [...]
Shrimi Choudhary
February 26, 2020
@bsindia
The RBI expects private banks to put in place a succession plan well in advance
Sindhu Kashyaap
January 23, 2020
YourStory.com
Bengaluru-based last-mile mobility platform Bounce has confirmed a fund raise of $105 million. The team will use the funding to focus on deeper EV integration and a platform play, and to make a push towards profitability.
Reuters Editorial
December 2, 2019
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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners said on Monday it had raised $550 million for a new India-focused fund aimed at backing early-stage startups in the country.
Pramugdha Mamgain
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DealStreetAsia
The funds will be used by the Chennai-based startup to scale up operations in southern and western India, and bolster its technology platform.
Pramugdha Mamgain
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DealStreetAsia
The startup, which had last raised an undisclosed amount from Omidyar and Accel in 2016, is said to be valued at $110 million after the latest financing.
Pramugdha Mamgain
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DealStreetAsia
Venture Highway, Shailesh Rao and Innoven Capital also took part in the financing round. Till date, Moglix has raised $41 million in funding.
Aakanksha Ahuja
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DealStreetAsia
New investors, including South Korean private equity firm Neoplux, founder of ZiGeXn Jo Hirao, Russian firm HR Capital and venture debt firm Trifecta Capital joined the new investment round.
Connie Loizos
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TechCrunch
Slack, the workplace messaging company, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO next year, according to a Reuters report. Reuters' sources say the company is hoping to nab a valuation of "well over $10 billion." The WSJ reported back in September that Slack was &#8...

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