Amit Kumar joined Accel in 2016 and focuses on early-stage software startups building products for developers, consumers, and business users. Areas of particular emphasis and interest include security, developer productivity, workflow automation, and healthcare.
Amit led Accel’s investments in Tailscale, Chainalysis, Airbyte, Smallstep, Headway, Flink, FitOn, Mayhem (acquired by Niantic), and Smash (acquired by Microsoft). He also works with the teams at UserTesting and Process Street.
Previously, Amit co-founded Accel-backed CardSpring, where he led engineering for its developer-facing API platform. Twitter subsequently acquired CardSpring, where he led engineering for several of Twitter’s commerce initiatives.
Originally from Cupertino, California, Amit graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He leads the Accel Scholars program at Berkeley and sits on the EECS external advisory board.
Open-source data integration platform
Blockchain data and analysis
FitOn is a fitness mobile application
Digital neobank and brokerage for Latin America
Managed marketplace for mental health professionals
Gaming community platform
Acquired by Niantic
Business process workflow optimization platform for teams
Production identity for developers
Tom Schofield (CEO)
eSports tournament organization platform
Acquired by Microsoft
Next gen mesh VPN based on Wireguard
Andy Macmillan (CEO)
On-demand customer insight platform for developers