Ping Li

Ping Li


Ping Li joined Accel in 2004 and focuses on investing in business software applications and cloud native technology platforms.

He is the lead investor and board member at,, Sumo Logic, Sysdig, Snyk and Trifacta. Ping is also active in cybersecurity as an investor at Code42, Illumio, Lookout Mobile Security, and Tenable Network Security (NASDAQ).

He was responsible for numerous past investments with notable exits, including Arista (NASDAQ), Blue Jeans (acquired by Verizon), Cloudera (NYSE), Demisto (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Heptio (acquired by VMware), Nimble Storage (NYSE), RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce), and Semmle (acquired by MSFT/GitHub). Prior to Accel, Ping served as product line manager and director of corporate development at Juniper Networks. He started his technology career in Asia working for Singapore Telecom and Goldman Sachs Asia's technology practice.

Ping advises the Accel Scholars program at Stanford University, where he works with Ph.D. students learning about entrepreneurship.  

Ping is from New Jersey and graduated from Harvard and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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