|Headquarters||Palo Alto, California, U.S.|
|Products||Venture capital, Growth capital|
Accel Partners is a venture and growth equity firm. Accel funds companies from inception through the growth stage. The company manages over $8.8 billion from offices in Palo Alto, California, New York City, London, India and China (through a partnership with IDG-Accel).
Accel Partners was founded in 1983 by Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz.
In 2000, Accel entered into a joint-venture with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to form Accel-KKR a technology-focused private equity investment firm focused on control investments of middle-market companies.
In addition to Accel's continued investments in early-stage startups from the Accel X early stage fund, Accel announced its $480 million growth fund in December of 2008. This fund has focused on growth equity opportunities across sectors including: information technology, internet, digital media, mobile, networking, software, and services.
- Mac, Ryan (March 19, 2014). "Accel Partners Raises New Funds Totaling Over $1 Billion As Facebook Investor Jim Breyer Reduces Role". Forbes.
- "Accel Partners Adds Google Executive Sukhinder Singh Cassidy as CEO-in-Residence". Press release. Accel Partners. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- "Rob Glaser, Founder of RealNetworks, Joins Accel Partners". Accel Partners. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
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