VC Profile: Accel Partners

Headquarters: Palo Alto, California

Sectors: Software, Mobile, Enterprise Software, Financial Technology, Design, Big Data, Internet of Things, Security, Media

Description: Founded in 1983, Accel brings more than three decades of experience building and supporting hundreds of companies. Accel’s vision for entrepreneurship and business enables it to identify and invest in the companies that will be responsible for the growth of next-generation industries. Accel is a leading early and growth-stage venture capital firm, powering a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel backs entrepreneurs who have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business.

“The first partner to entrepreneurs around the world who have the uncommon brilliance, dedication and fearlessness to re-imagine it – and discover what comes next.”

Recent Investments:

  • HolidayMe $7M / Series A
  • OpenGamma $13.3 / Series D (Lead)
  • Moglix ₹280M / Series A (Lead)
  • Propeller Aero $3.1M / Seed (Lead)

Website: //accel.com


Connor Theilmann joined Accel in 2014 and focuses on consumer hardware, vertical software, infrastructure, cybersecurity and mobile businesses.  Connor started a company called Emerald
Exam (desktop software for secure in-class testing) and an app called “Treat” (a mobile, student discount card).  
He grew up in Dallas and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

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