Accel Partners

Address: 428 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: 650-614-4800


Accel Partners is a very focused venture capital firm that only invests in the networking and software sectors. In 1985, Accel raised the first venture fund for telecommunications. It also made one of the earliest investments in the Internet by leading early-stage financing of UUNet in 1993.

Companies Accel have backed include Actuate, Foundry Networks, Macromedia, Real Networks, Veritas and, the Internet division of Wal-Mart.

Has offices in Silicon Valley and London.

Accel has 9 partners in Silicon Valley. Notables include Jim Breyer, who is on the Board of Directors for Wal-Mart.

Return to Silicon Valley Daily