Ping Li

Ping Li


Ping Li joined Accel in 2004 and focuses on enterprise software application and datacenter platform investments.

He is the lead investor and board member at Blue Jeans, Code 42, Heptio,, Semmle,, Sysdig, and Trifacta. Ping is also active in the security space as an investor at Illumio, Lookout Mobile Security and Tenable Network Security (NASDAQ).

He was also responsible for numerous past investments with notable exits, including Arista (NASDAQ), Cloudera (NYSE), Nimble Storage (NYSE), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco) and RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). 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 PhD students learning about entrepreneurship.  

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

Areas of Focus
  • e-sports Esports
  • infrastructure Infrastructure
  • security Security

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