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April 21, 2015 3:05 PM ET

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Company Overview of Accel Partners

Company Overview

Accel Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in incubation, seed, start-ups, early venture, mid venture, late venture, emerging growth, later stage, and growth capital companies. The firm prefers to invest in information technology, cloud computing and storage technologies and infrastructure, big data, next generation infrastructure and data-driven services, consumer and business centric Internet, E-commerce media including digital media, energy, enterprise applications and infrastructure, enterprise software and services, consumer internet, internet, education, healthcare, life science and biotech, medical technology, social and mobile services, ga...

428 University Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

United States

Founded in 1983

Phone:

650-614-4800

Fax:

650-614-4880

Key Executives for Accel Partners

Co-Founder, President, Managing General Partner, Partner, and General Partner
Age: 53
General Partner and Co-Founder
Age: 71
General Partner and Co-Founder
Age: 70
Chief Operating Partner
General Partner and Partner
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Accel Partners Key Developments

SZ DJI Reportedly In Talks To Raise Funding

SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd. intends to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in a funding round valuing the company at about $10 billion. Forbes reported citing people familiar with the deal said the venture funding talks are in an advanced stage and include major Silicon Valley firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Accel Partners.

Microsoft reportedly Mulls Acquisition of Prismatic

Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS:MSFT) is reportedly is seeking acquisition of Prismatic. According to multiple sources, “Prismatic — an app that recommends news articles to users based on what their connections are reading and liking — is on the block, and Microsoft is the front runner to get it. It’s not clear what stage talks are at presently. Microsoft is one of several large companies that are talking to the startup, with the “most serious interest” otherwise coming from Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)and Yahoo! Inc. (NasdaqGS:YHOO). Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) and Facebook, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FB) have also showed early interest.” Another source resolutely names Microsoft as the final buyer, and a price of $30 million. According to CrunchBase, Prismatic has raised $15 million to date, with investors including Accel Partners, Jim Breyer, Yuri Milner and Javelin’s Alex Gurevich. We have contacted both Microsoft and Prismatic about these rumors. Microsoft declined to comment for this article, and we have not had any replies from multiple attempts to contact Prismatic.

Accel Partners Presents at 7th annual Biotech Showcase Conference 2015, Jan-12-2015

Accel Partners Presents at 7th annual Biotech Showcase Conference 2015, Jan-12-2015 . Venue: Parc 55 Wyndham San, Francisco - Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States.

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