Accel - Unicorn Nest


Headquarters Location

United States, Palo Alto


In 1983 was created Accel, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

The current fund was established by Arthur Patterson, Jim Swartz. Besides them, we counted 25 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Accel, startups are often financed by monashees, Trinity Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Trinity Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, Pelion Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by, Venrock, Upfront Ventures.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Facebook, Spotify, Slack Technologies Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Enterprise Software, E-Commerce. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in more than 49 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The real fund results show that this VC is 17 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from Accel is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Accel performs on 8 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, first, first last_initial, last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

98.3% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

39.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

5 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.13 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.97 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Hectocorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $100B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

monashees, Trinity Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds, Venrock, Upfront Ventures

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