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Origin Stories: Jayshree Ullal

We've been filming accomplished executives sharing their unique origin story. This is the story for Jayshree Ullal, CEO of Arista.

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OUR BELIEF

We seek to understand entrepreneurs as individuals, appreciate their originality and play to their strengths. Because greatness doesn't have a stereotype. From the earliest days through all phases of growth, it's our responsibility to support unique founders with unique insights as they take the seeds of promise and grow them into amazing, enduring companies.

Companies

Some of our exceptional founders building transformational companies.

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Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg

Making technology more people-centric and focused on advancing human potential and promoting equality.

Slack

Stewart Butterfield

Serial entrepreneur creating the system for all company knowledge.

Lynda.com

Lynda Weinman

From book author to digital educator, her content tutorials built the skill sets for millions of creative professionals.

Dropbox

Drew Houston

Created a beloved service where millions of people collaborate around files the way they want, on any device, wherever they go through a seamless, delightful experience.

Flipkart

Sachin Bansal, Binny Bansal

Defining the way consumers shop online across the Indian subcontinent.

Supercell

lkka Paananen

Invested his life savings to create a company that's relentless in its pursuit to develop the world’s most joyful and engaging mobile games.

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Origins Story:

Qualtrics Co-Founder & CEO Ryan Smith

Atlassian

Mike Cannon-Brookes & Scott Farquhar

The Australian duo who are powering product and developer collaboration within the enterprise.

Jet

Marc Lore

Took on giant, well-funded incumbents to create a new, cost-effective e-commerce experience

Sunrun

Lynn Jurich

Pioneered the "solar as a service" business model to unlock consumer demand for clean, affordable energy.

Vox Media

Jim Bankoff

A media industry veteran with a bold plan to reshape web and mobile content.

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Origins Story:

Jayshree Ullal of Arista

LearnVest

Alexa Von Tobel

The certified financial planner and New York Times- bestselling author is making financial planning affordable, accessible and even delightful.

Squarespace

Anthony Casalena

Built his dorm room project into an all-in-one website building service that enables businesses large and small to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish and easy-to-manage online presence.

CrowdStrike

George Kurtz

Internationally recognized cybersecurity expert dedicated to protecting businesses and governments from cyber threats.

Braintree

Bill Ready

Payments veteran building the rails for how money will move over the next 50 years.

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Origins Story:

Amr Awadallah of Cloudera

Spotify

Daniel Ek

Digital music pioneer that's giving over 40 million subscribers access to millions of songs.

TEAM

Team First

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Interests

A collection of ideas, themes and developments that we’re thinking about.

Insights

Origin Stories: Jayshree Ullal, Arista

Team

Welcome Elain Szu, Accel’s Newest Executive-in-Residence

Outlook

Reflecting on 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017

Accel News

Introducing Accel Scholars at UC Berkeley

Portfolio News

Introducing Rylo

Portfolio News

ForeScout's IPO

Insights

Conversation with Amit Yoran of Tenable on Cybersecurity

Portfolio News

Reinventing the Service Desk with AI: Our Series A in Spoke

CAREERS

Invest in yourself and join some of the most promising private companies in the world.