Eric Wolford

Based in
Bay Area, USA
Specializing In
Early

Eric Wolford joined Accel in 2014 and focuses on enterprise infrastructure companies.

He leverages his infrastructure and IT experience in working with founders across the enterprise stack, from next-gen analytics platforms like Jut, to emerging cloud security and threat detection companies like Netskope and Vectra. Eric also co-leads the Accel Tech Council.

Prior to Accel, Eric spent years in a variety of product and management roles at FastForward Networks, Inktomi and most recently, at Riverbed where he was president of the products group. There, he oversaw the growth of Riverbed’s flagship WAN optimization and app acceleration platforms, which grew to be a $1 billion+ business.

Eric is from the Bay Area, graduated from Pepperdine, and has an MBA from NYU.

Focus

Cloud/SaaS

Security

Relationships
Catch&Release
Series A
2021

Analisa Goodin

Content licensing platform.

Corelight
Series A
2017

Greg Bell (CEO)

Vern Paxson

Seth Hall

Robin Sommer

Network traffic analysis solutions for cybersecurity

Cohesity
Series B
2015

Mohit Aron

Secondary storage provider and data management platform

Cycognito
Series B
2020

Rob Gurzeev

Dima Potekhin

Next-generation security risk assessment platform

Fortify
Series A
2019

Josh Martin

Karlo Delos Reyes

Dan Shores

Scott Goodrich

Randy Erb

High-performance 3D printers

Netskope
Series C
2014

Sanjay Beri

Krishna Narayanaswamy

Computer security platform

Lucid Lane
Series A
2021

Adnan Asar

Dr. Ahmed Zaafran, M.D.

Telehealth provider specializing in mental health

Privacera
Series A
2020

Balaji Ganesan

Don Bosco Durai

A data privacy protection and governance platform

Riverbed Technology
Series A
2002

Jerry Kennelly

Steve McCanne

NASDAQ: RVBD

Styra
Series A
2019

Bill Mann (CEO)

Tim Hinrichs

Teemu Koponen

Declarative authorization service for cloud-native security

Sysdig
Series A
2014

Loris Degioanni

Suresh Vasudevan (CEO)

Security, compliance and performance for devops workflows

Vectra
Series B
2014

Hitesh Sheth (CEO)

AI-powered threat detection and response cybersecurity platform

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