Ryan Sweeney

Ryan Sweeney


Ryan Sweeney joined Accel in 2008.

He ​i​s the first outside investor and board member in a number of ​leading​ ​SaaS and enterprise ​software companies like Atlassian​ (TEAM), Qualtrics, Squarespace, Pagerduty and Xero (XERO). Ryan is also active with innovative mobile startups like Goat, Invoice2go and VSCO.

He was also responsible for numerous investments with notable exits, including AirWatch (acquired by VMware), Braintree/Venmo​ (acquired by PayPal), Groupon (public), Lynda.com (acquired by Linkedin), Lightspeed (acquired by CPqD) and OzForex (public).

Ryan grew up in South Jersey, trusts the process, and graduated from Notre Dame and Harvard Business School.

Areas of Focus
  • consumer Consumer
  • finance Finance
  • media Media (online content sites)
  • saas Iaas/PaaS/SaaS

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