Jim Swartz founded Accel with Arthur Patterson in 1983.
Before Accel, Jim was the founding general partner of Adler & Company, which he started with Fred Adler in 1978 after his tenure as a vice president of Citicorp Venture Capital. A long time industry leader, Jim is a former chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and the 2007 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.
He serves as Chair of the Swartz Foundation, Co-Chair of the Christian Center of Park City and MVYouth, and Director Emeritus of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation.
Jim has a M.S. in Industrial Administration and an Honorary Doctorate from Carnegie Mellon, where he sponsors the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.
Accel cofounder Jim Swartz: It hasn't burst, but it's a bubble all right
October 28, 2016