Arthur Patterson founded Accel with Jim Swartz in 1983.
As the lead investor, Arthur has helped management teams develop companies into market-defining leaders for over four decades.
Private exits include: Arcot Systems (acquired by CA), Centrify, Coremetrics (IBM), Counterpane (BT), IronPlanet (Richie Bros.), Krux Digital (Salesforce), NextG (Crown Castle), Rapt (Microsoft), and Savi Technology (Lockheed Martin).
Prior to co-founding Accel, Arthur was a General Partner of Adler & Company. His career in venture capital began at Citicorp Venture Capital. Arthur earlier worked in Washington for the International Office of the U.S. Treasury Department - International Monetary, Trade and Development Policy.
Arthur served as the President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and as a Director of the National Venture Capital Association.
Arthur graduated from Harvard with AB, MBA and lives in San Francisco with his wife and their four children.