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“Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

A ccel Partners has been committed to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build lasting, category-defining technology companies since 1983. Utilizing a focused, "prepared mind" approach to investing, we partner with businesses that show potential for significant long-term success in specific sectors. Emphasizing synergy in our portfolio enables us to offer the advantages of a cohesive, cooperative Accel community, including access to an extensive network of past and present entrepreneurs. We know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to building a lasting company. As trusted peer, partner and confidant, we encourage our entrepreneurs to decide what their unique business requires to succeed. We help realize your vision with personalized, thoughtful and expeditious support.

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I f you are backed by Accel Partners, it means you have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business. Each of our entrepreneurs is unique, yet all demonstrate the necessary character, courage and scrappiness to make pioneering strides into a new technology or market. When it comes to education, experience or credentials, there is no prototypical Accel entrepreneur. Our founders are elite in their area of expertise regardless of whether they are college-dropouts or serial startup veterans. They understand what is best for their business like no one else can, but also have the self-awareness to leverage outside resources for additional support. For the best companies, venture money is easily attainable. In addition to capital, Accel entrepreneurs enjoy the advantages of working with a dedicated and instrumental ally who respects their autonomy. They know how and when to access our extensive expertise, experience and connections to take them from game player to game changer.

Who We Are

A ccel Partners commands more than three decades of experience building and supporting hundreds of startups and growth-stage technology companies. We are a diverse yet intimate group of individuals who believe in treating each other—and our entrepreneurs—as peers in an open, honest, welcoming environment. We take inspiration from the 19th century French chemist Louis Pasteur, who put it eloquently when he said, “Chance favors the prepared mind.” We credit our thesis-driven, “prepared mind” approach for our success in investing. Real-time engagement with thoughtful entrepreneurs is essential not only to fostering our ability to understand and support them, but also to keeping our expertise current and authentic. We avoid chasing the latest hot sector in favor of identifying the next category-defining and enduring technologies. Confidence in our prepared mind practice gives us the conviction to make investment decisions quickly, as well as the patience and persistence to support our entrepreneurs during the long, sometimes winding, road to success.

How We Partner With You

W orking with Accel Partners means entering into a partnership of equals. We celebrate individuality, creativity, and diverse opinions, and we respect each entrepreneur’s vision and leadership for his or her own company. We do not seek to operate, manufacture or flip companies - we strive to help you realize your own vision, as your trusted partner. Accel Partners offers support tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities of your company. As an Accel entrepreneur, you gain access to our extensive network of industry experts and seasoned veterans. This includes well-vetted, high-quality connections to professionals from across a myriad of company building services. Membership in the Accel community also includes insights from entrepreneurs and management teams in our past and current investments that, due to shared sector focus, provide a powerful source of synergy and learning. We put our own experience, knowledge of best practices, and sector expertise at your disposal, while providing global insights and reach through our offices in the US, UK, India and China.

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Accel Partners is proud to invest in the Chinese market through a unique partnership with IDG Capital. The IDG-Accel team primarily focuses on leading companies in consumer products, franchise services, internet and wireless application, new media, education, healthcare, new energy, and advanced manufacturing sectors. We invest in all stages of the company lifecycle from early stage to pre-IPO, with investments ranging from US$1M to US$100M. To learn more about the China-based team and Chinese portfolio companies, click though to visit the IDG site.

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