Ryan Sweeney

Based in
Bay Area, USA
Specializing In
Early
Growth

Ryan Sweeney joined Accel in 2009.

He is the first outside investor and board member in a number of leading SaaS and enterprise software companies like Atlassian (TEAM), Qualtrics (acquired by SAP), Squarespace, PagerDuty, and Xero (XERO). Ryan is also active with innovative consumer startups like Bevy, GOAT, goPuff, and VSCO.

He was also responsible for numerous investments with notable exits, including AirWatch (acquired by VMware), Braintree/Venmo (acquired by PayPal), Groupon (public), Lynda.com (acquired by LinkedIn), Lightspeed (acquired by CPqD), OzForex (public), and Simility (acquired by PayPal).

Ryan grew up in South Jersey, trusts the process, and graduated from Notre Dame and Harvard Business School.

Focus

Cloud/SaaS

Consumer

Fintech

Relationships
AirWatch
Series A
2013

John Marshall

Mobile device, application and content management for enterprises
Acquired by VMWare

Atlassian
Series A
2010

Scott Farquhar

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams
NASDAQ: TEAM

Bevy
Series B
2020

Derek Andersen

Joel Fernandes

Enterprise-grade platform for virtual and in-person global event communities

Braintree
Series A
2011

Bill Ready (CEO)

Bryan Johnson

Global payment solutions
Acquired by PayPal

BrowserStack
Series A
2018

Ritesh Arora

Nakul Aggarwal

Web and mobile app testing platform

Campaign Monitor
Series A
2014

Wellford Dillard (CEO)

Ben Richardson

Dave Greiner

Email marketing platform

GOAT
Series B
2017

Eddy Lu

Daishin Sugano

Online sneaker-selling platform

goPuff
Initial Growth Investment
2018

Yakir Gola

Rafael Ilishayev

On-demand delivery platform providing daily essentials

Hootsuite
Series A
2013

Ryan Holmes

David Tedman

Dario Meli

Social media marketing and management platform

Invoice 2go
Series A
2014

Mark Lenhard (CEO)

Chris Strode

Invoice app for professionals

Lightspeed
Series A
2012

Dax Dasilva

Point-of-sale management software for restaurant and retail

CN: LSPD

OzForex
Series A
2010

Matthew Gilmour

International money transfer service

ASX: OFX

PagerDuty
Initial Growth Investment
2017

Jennifer Tejada (CEO)

Alex Solomon

Andrew Miklas

Baskar Puvanathasan

Operations performance platform

NYSE: PD

Qualtrics
Series A
2012

Ryan Smith

Jared Smith

Scott Smith

Stuart Orgill

Experience management software

Acquired by SAP

Simility
Seed
2015

Rahul Pangam

Kedar Samant

Uttam Phalnikar

Fraud detection and protection for companies

Acquired by PayPal

Squarespace
Series A
2010

Anthony Casalena

SaaS-based CMS and hosting service

Transit
Seed
2015

Sam Vermette

Guillaume Campagna

Public transit navigation mobile app

Venmo
Seed
2010

Andrew Kortina

Iqram Magdon-Ismail

Mobile payment solutions for consumers

Acquired by Braintree/PayPal

VSCO
Series A
2014

Joel Flory

Greg Lutze

Media creation and discovery platform

Xendit
Series B
2019

Moses Lo

Bo Chen

Juan Gonzalez

Payment infrastructure

Xero
Initial Growth Investment
2015

Rod Drury

Craig Walker

Gary Turner

Hamish Edwards

Cloud accounting software

ASX: XRO

See More
No items found.
Test Collection Entry 1
Uh oh

Oh no!

Looks like your firewall is blocking some of our new website's features. We’re working on a fix so that you’ll have the same great experience as others. Please contact us if you have questions.