Kevin Efrusy

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Kevin Efrusy joined Accel in 2003 and focuses on software and consumer investments.

Kevin was the lead investor in a number of pioneering companies including Facebook (which he sourced for Accel in 2005), Groupon (public), Couchbase, SpringSource (acquired by VMWare), BBN Technologies (acquired by Raytheon), Complex Media (acquired by Hearst/Verizon), CAN Capital, MemSQL, and Tact.ai. He also leads the firm’s Latin America initiatives, resulting in investments in Despegar, eduK, Mind Lab, Elo7, Neoway, Gympass, QuintoAndar, and Zup.

Prior to Accel, Kevin founded Corio, a software-as-a-service pioneer that went public and was acquired by IBM in 2005. Later, he built and served as the first CEO of IronPlanet, a heavy equipment marketplace that was recently purchased for $750M.

Kevin is from the Chicago area and graduated with a B.S. in Engineering and MBA from Stanford, where he currently serves on the Stanford GSB Management Board.

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Relationships
CAN Capital
Series B
2011

Edward Siciliano (CEO)

Gary Johnson

Funding solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses

Couchbase
Series A
2008

Matt Cain (CEO)

Chris Anderson

Steve Yen

Damien Katz

James Phillips

Dustin Sallings

No-SQL database for business-critical applications

Despegar
Series A
2012

Damien Scokin (CEO)

Roberto Souviron

Martín Rastellino

Mariano Fiori

Cristian Vilate

Alejandro Tamer

Online travel agency
NYSE: DESP

Facebook
Series A
2005

Mark Zuckerberg

Social networking platform connecting friends and family
NASDAQ: FB

G2 Crowd
Series B
2017

Godard Abel

Mark Myers

Matt Gorniak

Mike Wheeler

Tim Handorf

Software purchasing platform

Groupon
Follow-on
2009

Andrew Mason

Eric Lefkofsky

Brad Keywell

E-commerce platform for subscribers

NASDAQ: GRPN

MemSQL
Series B
2013

Eric Frenkiel

Aadam Prout

Nikita Shamgunov

Operational analytics and cloud-native applications database

SpringSource
Series B
2006

Rod Johnson
Keith Donald
Alef Arendsen
Colin Sampaleanu
Steven Schuurman
Rob Harrop

Java application framework

Acquired by VMWare

Tact.ai
Seed
2011

Chuck Ganapathi

Conversational AI platform for enterprise sales workflows

IronPlanet
Series A
1999

Reza Bundy

Acquired by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

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