Rich Wong joined Accel as a partner in 2006. Rich led Accel's investments and currently serves on the Boards of Atlassian (TEAM), UiPath (PATH), Checkr, Middesk, Instabug, Pyn, Process St, Dovetail, and Qwilt. Rich also served on the National Venture Capital Association Board of Directors.
Rich previously led Accel's investments in AirWatch (acquired by VMware), Angry Birds/Rovio (ROVIO.HE), MoPub (acquired by Twitter), AdMob (acquired by Google), Dealer.com (acquired by Cox), Osmo (acquired by BYJU'S), Parature (acquired by Microsoft), ServiceChannel (acquired by Fortive), Sunrun (RUN), SwiftKey (acquired by Microsoft), and 3LM (acquired by Motorola).
In non-profit roles, Rich serves on multiple committees for the MIT Corporation including: the Visiting Committee for the Economics Department, the Visiting Committee for the Political Science Department, the Corporation Development Committee and the Advisory Board for the Trust Center for Entrepreneurship. Rich also serves on the Harris Council, the Advisory Board for University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.
Rich previously worked as an operator as EVP/GM of Products for mobile pioneer Openwave Systems and CMO of Covad Communications. Rich started his career as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble and at McKinsey.
Rich grew up in Santa Rosa, California and has a Materials Science & Engineering degree and Masters in Management from MIT.
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