Kevin Efrusy joined Accel in 2003 and focuses on software and consumer investments.
Kevin was the lead investor in a number of pioneering companies including Facebook (which he sourced for Accel in 2005), Groupon (public), Couchbase, SpringSource (acquired by VMWare), BBN Technologies (acquired by Raytheon), Complex Media (acquired by Hearst/Verizon), CAN Capital, MemSQL, and Tact.ai. He also leads the firm’s Latin America initiatives, resulting in investments in Despegar, eduK, Mind Lab, Elo7, Neoway, Gympass, QuintoAndar, and Zup.
Prior to Accel, Kevin founded Corio, a software-as-a-service pioneer that went public and was acquired by IBM in 2005. Later, he built and served as the first CEO of IronPlanet, a heavy equipment marketplace that was recently purchased for $750M.
Kevin is from the Chicago area and graduated with a B.S. in Engineering and MBA from Stanford, where he currently serves on the Stanford GSB Management Board.