|This article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2011)|
|Headquarters||Palo Alto, California, U.S.|
|Products||Venture capital, Growth capital|
Over the last three decades, Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful companies, many of which have defined their categories, including Facebook, Groupon, GetJar, Cloudera, AdMob, Dropbox, Trivone, 99designs, Glam Media, Spotify, Etsy, Angry Birds (Rovio), Braintree, Lookout, SunRun, TRUSTe, Kayak, Supercell, Macromedia, metroPCS,Flipkart and Walmart.com.
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 a broad range of sectors, including: information technology, internet, digital media, mobile, networking, software, and services. As with Accel's early-stage efforts, Accel Growth Fund has played an active role in helping entrepreneurs and management teams build category-defining, global businesses.
Locations and People 
Palo Alto 
Eleven partners are based in Accel’s Palo Alto office: Andrew Braccia, Jim Breyer, Kevin Efrusy, Sameer Gandhi, Ping Li, Todd Maclean, Arthur Patterson, Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, Jim Swartz, Ryan Sweeney, Rich Wong.
Six partners are based in Accel’s London office: Philippe Botterri, Kevin Comolli, Sonali De Rycker, Bruce Golden, Michiel Kotting, Harry Nelis, Adam Valkin
Four partners are based in Accel’s India office: Mahendran Balachandran, Shekhar Kirani, Subrata Mitra, Prashanth Prakash.
Accel’s investments in China are operated through a partnership with IDG Capital Partners
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- "Rob Glaser, Founder of RealNetworks, Joins Accel Partners". Accel Partners. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
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