OUR BELIEF

Greatness Doesn't Have A Stereotype

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

These founders dream big.

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.

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.

LearnVest

Alexia 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.

Qualtrics

Ryan Smith

Data devotee that's helping companies gather insights on the vital signs of business: happy customers, engaged employees, and growing markets.

Braintree

Bill Ready

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

Spotify

Daniel Ek

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

Arista

Jayshree Ullal

Computer networking veteran who is redefining networking through software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments.

TEAM

Team First

We behave like an extended but interconnected partnership of equals, with a culture that conditions us to be equally accountable to each other, as well as the companies we are fortunate to work with. This means listening more than talking. It’s about belief and grit and being present and active to help push through the lows, not just showing up to celebrate the highs. It means encouraging discipline. It means giving people the courage and support to go big. It’s about enlisting our extended network to find out who can help most. Then it’s about being patient to see how big bets play out.

Interests

What occupies our thoughts?

Outlook

Reflecting on 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017WW

Synthesizing a year’s worth of our own thinking about the markets, interesting trends and how have our own theses evolved, while keeping an eye on what’s to come in 2017.WWW

Open Adoption Software

The Next Wave in Software: Open Adoption Software (OAS)WW

There’s a big shift happening in how enterprises buy and deploy software. In the last few years, open technology — software that is open to change and free to adopt — has gone from the exception to the rule for most enterprises. We’ve seen the IT stack redrawn atop powerful open source projects, with developers opting for an “open-first” approach tWWW

APX Economy

The API-ification of businessWW

Uber isn’t just Uber. It’s Google Maps, Checkr background checks, Braintree payments, and Twilio texts. The best way to do business isn’t to build it all in-house. Top companies are increasingly piecing together a composite of APIs from specialized startups. That lets them concentrate on their unique value-add rather than reinventing the wheel.WWW

Artificial Intelligence

The Future of AIWW

It’s hard to think of a single technology that will shape our world more in the next 50 years than artificial intelligence. As machine learning enables our computers to teach themselves, a wealth of breakthroughs emerge, ranging from medical diagnostics to cars that drive themselves. A whole lot of worry emerges as well. Who controls this technologWWW

Millennials

Introducing the Qualtrics + Accel Millennial SeriesWW

Qualtrics and Accel have come together to survey over 8,000 millennials, Gen Xers and boomers worldwide to deepen our understanding on generational views across a wide range of topics.WWW

Intelligent Machines

DJI's New Mavic Pro Drone Fits in the Palm of Your HandWW

Over the last year, the clearest trend in the drone industry has been a move toward units that are smaller and more portable. The Mavic Pro, DJI’s latest offering, follows this same trend. Unveiled today, it is about half the size and weight of DJI’s flagship unit, the Phantom. But it’s much slimmer, because the props holding the rotors fold in oveWWW

CAREERS

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