Accel, formerly known as Accel Partners, is a venture capital firm. The firm works with startups in seed, early and growth-stage investments. Accel's seed and early stage investments include Cloudera, Dropbox, Dropcam, Facebook, Flipkart, Jet.com and Slack. The firm’s growth capital investments focus on more developed companies that require a larger amount of capital to expand their business.


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HQ
Palo Alto, US
Founded
1983
Website
accel.com
Accel was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US
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Key People/Management at Accel

Jim Swartz

Jim Swartz

Founder
Arthur Patterson

Arthur Patterson

Founder
John Locke

John Locke

Investor
Steve Loughlin

Steve Loughlin

Investor
Nate Niparko

Nate Niparko

Investor
Eric Wolford

Eric Wolford

Investor
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Accel Office Locations

Accel has offices in Palo Alto, Bengaluru, London and San Francisco
Palo Alto, US (HQ)
428 University Ave
San Francisco, US
2 Jack London Alley
London, GB
1 New Burlington Pl
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Accel News and Updates

Oasis Labs raises $45 million for ‘privacy first’ cloud on blockchain

Oasis Labs has raised $45 million to build a “privacy-first” cloud computing platform with blockchain technology. Berkeley, California-based Oasis Labs is designing a platform to overcome the performance, security, and privacy limitations that have hampered blockchain adoption to date. The aim is to…

VC Brian O’Malley jumps from Accel to Forerunner Ventures

Brian O’Malley may be the most-poached venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. While rising through the ranks at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, where O’Malley had led deals in Hotel Tonight among others, he was plucked out of the firm by Accel Partners in 2013, where both O’Malley and Ac…

Zenaton lets you build and run workflows with ease

French startup Zenaton raised $2.35 million from Accel and Point Nine Capital, with the Slack Fund, Kima Ventures, Julien Lemoine and Francis Nappez also participating. The company wants to take care of the most tedious part of your application — asynchronous jobs and background tasks. While it has …

Email security startup Tessian raises $13M led by Balderton and Accel

Tessian (formerly called CheckRecipient), the London-based startup that is deploying machine learning to improve email security, has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Balderton Capital, and existing backer Accel. A number of previous investors also followed on, including A…

Email security startup Tessian lands $13m series A from Balderton and Accel

London-based cybersecurity startup Tessian has today announced the closing of $13m (£9m) in a series A round, led by Balderton Capital and existing investor Accel Partners. Top venture capital firms like Amadeus Capital Partners, Crane, and LocalGlobe among others also participated in the round. …

Stride.VC, a new seed fund founded by Fred Destin and Harry Stebbings, sees first £40M closing

We already knew that veteran venture capitalist Fred Destin had teamed up with podcaster-turned-VC Harry Stebbings to raise a fund of their own, but now more details have emerged, including that the new VC firm has reportedly achieved its first closing. According to my sources, Stride.VC — as the VC…
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