Welcome, Eli Collins, Accel’s Technologist-in-Residence
First published October 23, 2018
We’re thrilled to welcome Eli Collins back to the Accel family in a newly formed role: Technologist-in-Residence.
We first got to know Eli when he joined Cloudera as an early employee and served as Chief Technologist and Vice President for nearly a decade. Prior to his time at Cloudera, Eli followed the Silicon Valley playbook and dropped out of his Ph.D. program to join a little-known company called VMware.
As Accel’s Technologist-in-Residence, Eli will be advising Accel’s portfolio companies, as well as evaluating new technologies such as cryptocurrencies and providing guidance on investment opportunities. Given he had a front-row seat at two hyper-growth companies, he’ll also be able to share his insights on scaling and growing organizations.