John Locke

John Locke


John Locke joined Accel in 2010 and helps lead the firm’s growth fund.

He focuses on consumer and SaaS companies. John is the lead investor and board member in SeatGeek, GoFundMe, Lightspeed, WyzAnt, Invoice2Go, Pond5, QMC Telecom, and The Zebra. 

John also works on Accel's investments in CrowdStrike, Monzo, RiskRecon, WorldRemit, and Tenable (where he served on the board prior to IPO). He formerly led investments in Lightspeed (acquired by CDPQ), Braintree/Venmo (acquired by PayPal), and OzForex (public).

John grew up in Ashland, Ohio and graduated from Princeton.

Areas of Focus
  • consumer Consumer
  • finance Finance
  • saas Iaas/PaaS/SaaS
  • security Security

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