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

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.

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?

VIDEO

Accel Origins Series: Qualtrics Co-Founder & CEO Ryan Smith

Outlook

Open Adoption Software: 2016 Year In ReviewWW

A recap of key developments in the category over the past year some predictions for 2017.WWW

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning a Key Ingredient for StartupsWW

The Wall Street Journal reports on a recent panel discussion on current areas of interest in venture capital.WWW

Outlook

Reflecting on 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017WW

Synthesizing a year’s worth of our own thinking: what’s happened in the markets, what trends caught our attention, and how have our own theses evolved.WWW

Hardware

Latest State of Hardware Report from FictivWW

Fictiv's State of Hardware Report aims to help engineers and designers deepen their understanding of their fields, careers, and industries and also democratize information around product development and manufacturing.WWW

Millennials

Millennial money myths: The truth about homes, cars and ownershipWW

CNBC reports on the findings from the Qualtrics and Accel survey of thousands of millennials to debunk some myths.WWW

CAREERS

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

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