Shekhar Kirani

Based in
Bangalore, India
Specializing In
Early

Shekhar Kirani joined Accel in 2011.

Shekhar has over 25 years of experience in business and tech leadership roles across several startups and large companies in the US.

As part of Accel, Shekhar focuses on investing in early-stage software and mobile startups that help enterprises. He led investments in ANSR, BrowserStack, CareStack, ChargeBee, Cogoport, FalconX, Freshworks, Zenoti, and several seed-stage companies.

Shekhar holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Focus

Cloud/SaaS

Enterprise IT

Security

Relationships

Appsmith
Series A
2021

Nikhil Nandagopal

Arpit Mohan

Open-source low code tool

Amagi
Initial Growth Investment
2021

Baskar Subramanian

KA Srinivasan (Srini)

Srividhya Srinivasan

Targeted advertising and cloud-based broadcast solution

ANSR
Series A
2015

Lalit Ahuja

Subashi Runie Trivedi

Thomas W. Sisson II

V. Bunty Bohra

Vikram Ahuja

Global Capability Center (GCC) establishment and management

Beaconstac
Seed
2011

Sharat Potharaju

Ravi Pratap

Cloud-based mobile marketing platform for physical-to-digital experience management

BrowserStack
Series A
2018

Ritesh Arora

Nakul Aggarwal

Web and mobile app testing platform

CareStack
Series A
2017

Abilash Krishna

Mark Huzyak

Cloud-based dental practice management software

ChargeBee
Series A
2013

Krish Subramanian

KP Saravanan

Rajaraman Santhanam

Thiyagarajan T

SaaS platform for enterprise class subscription billing

Chronicle
Seed
2021

Mayuresh Patole

Tejas Gawande

An interactive alternative presentation tool

Cogoport
Series A
2017

Anurag Dabral

Harsh Kumar

Kunal Rathod

Tech and data-driven freight rate discovery and management

CrownIT
Series A
2015

Sameer Grover

Ashish Munjal

Digital consumer research platform

Facilio
Seed
2017

Prabhu Ramachandran

Krishnamoorthi Rangasamy

Yogendra Babu

Rajavel Subramanian

Suresh Babu Subramanian

Cloud-driven management software for ops, management, and sustainability

FalconX
Seed
2019

Raghu Yarlagadda

Prabhakar Reddy

Institutional trading platform for crypto assets

Freshworks
Seed / Series A
2011

Girish Mathrubootham

Shan Krishnasamy

Cloud-native customer engagement solutions

NASDAQ: FRSH

Hashnode
Series A
2021

Sandeep Panda

Syed Rahman

Fazle Rahman

Content creation platform for developers

Sprinto
Series A
2022

Girish Redekar

Raghuveer Kancherla

Security assessment software

Zenoti
Series A
2015

Sudheer Koneru

Dheeraj Koneru

All-in-one cloud software for healthcare and wellness

Zomentum
Seed
2018

Rahil Shah

Shruti Ghatge

Revenue platform for partners and partner programs

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