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Accel Partners

Accel Partners is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto founded in 1983.

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.

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, Lynda.com, 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.

Timeline

July 21, 2021
Accel Partners raises a $130,000,000 venture round.
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.
1981
Accel Partners was founded.

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Further Resources

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Famed VC Firm Accel Raises $2.5B For New Funds

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Investor Accel Partners Loves Actively Seeking Startups Who are Under the Radar

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December 16, 2016

News

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Mary Ann Azevedo
September 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Instacart's chief financial officer Sagar Sanghvi has departed from the on-demand grocery delivery company after nearly six years and is returning to his investing roots. Specifically, Sanghvi has joined Accel as a partner focused on global growth-stage consumer and enterprise investments. Prior to becoming CFO of Instacart, Sanghvi served as the company's vice president of [...]
Romain Dillet
September 15, 2021
TechCrunch
Folk is a new productivity tool started by European startup studio eFounders. And the startup just raised a $3.3 million seed funding round led by Accel with a big group of business angels. When you think about managing contacts and relationships in a professional environment, you might think that companies have solved this already. An [...]
Romain Dillet
September 15, 2021
TechCrunch
Folk is a new productivity tool started by European startup studio eFounders. And the startup just raised a $3.3 million seed funding round led by Accel with a big group of business angels. When you think about managing contacts and relationships in a professional environment, you might think that companies have solved this already. An [...]
Mary Ann Azevedo
September 8, 2021
TechCrunch
Product quality is hugely important when it comes to the success of a product. Even if your product seems really cool, if it's buggy or doesn't work well, many people will just stop using it rather than taking the time to figure it out or even report a problem. UnitQ, a Burlingame, California-based startup using [...]
Mary Ann Azevedo
August 25, 2021
TechCrunch
Knoetic, a startup that has built a software analytics platform for chief people officers, emerged from stealth today with $18 million in Series A funding. For the unacquainted, chief people officers are also known as heads of human resources, or HR. Accel led the financing, which notably also included participation from over 100 angel investors, [...]
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