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
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

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

Subscription and recurring billing system for e-commerce businesses

CrownIT
Series A
2015

Sameer Grover

Ashish Munjal

Indian market research platform

Freshworks
Seed / Series A
2011

Girish Mathrubootham

Shan Krishnasamy

Cloud-native customer engagement solutions

Hotelogix
Series A
2011

Prabhash Bhatnagar

Tulika Bhatnagar

Aditya Sanghi

Hotel management system for mid-sized, independent lodging

Jifflenow
Series A
2012

Hari Shetty

Rajesh Setty

Meeting scheduling automation platform

SureWaves
Series A
2011

Rajendra Khare

Tapan Datta

Anant Kansal

Cloud computing for creative and ad agencies

Zenoti
Series A
2015

Sudheer Koneru

Dheeraj Koneru

All-in-one cloud software for the salon and spa industry

Facilio
Seed
2017

Prabhu Ramachandran

Krishnamoorthi Rangasamy

Yogendra Babu

Rajavel Subramanian

Suresh Babu Subramanian

Data-driven property operations and maintenance for CREs

MobStac
Seed
2011

Sharat Potharaju

Ravi Pratap

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

Zomentum
Seed
2018

Rahil Shah

Shruti Ghatge

Sales solution for MSPs

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