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"30.11.2016 19:22:30" medium.com Backing Those Creating the Future – Accel Insights Over the past decade, the Indian startup ecosystem has evolved and grown dramatically, launching some of the most innovative companies… Our new $450 million India fund is dedicated to investing in seed and early stage startups across one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world. Being the first investor and a long-term trusted partner is important to us. More than 80%
"30.11.2016 17:56:22" adweek.com These Were the Hottest Apps, Games and Gadgets of 2016 History will remember 2016 as when digital became a constant overlay to real life, with presidential candidates trolling one another on social media before and after debates while mobile game players chased Pokemon Go characters from one end of town to Adweek's "Digital Hot List" names the hottest companies of the year, with Slack as its top startup, Spotify as the top music app, Venmo as the top utility app and Facebook as the top video platform!
"28.11.2016 19:05:31" medium.com Reflecting on 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017 – Accel Insights This November, we gathered our global founders and CEOs in San Francisco for our Accel Connect event. It's a great time to be an entrepreneur. For those founders lucky enough to be sitting at the intersection of a massive market, a high-performing team and great product, it's incumbent on you to stay the course – keeping apprised of market conditions,
"22.11.2016 19:58:30" inc.com How This Startup Brought Media Giants to Their Knees in 2016 CEO Jim Bankoff helped grow a group of sports blogs into a multimillion-dollar media company. "This year, [Vox] made video a major priority. And Vox Media is killing it. As of late October, it has logged 1.1 billion 'watch time' minutes on YouTube – that is, viewers have spent more than one billion minutes watching content across the company's
"18.11.2016 20:07:43" news.mit.edu MIT Sandbox doubles down on student innovation Program adds global sponsors, welcomes more than 100 new teams. We're excited to support the MIT Sandbox! Helping budding entrepreneurs build the next wave of amazing businesses.
"16.11.2016 17:22:22" theverge.com DJI's biggest competition in drones is itself Two years ago, I was chatting with a very smart venture capitalist about an investment he was making in the drone industry. The hardware side of the drone business would be quickly commodified, he... "The company positioned to be the Apple of drones is China's DJI. It has captured more than 50 percent of the market for consumer drone sales in the US, and its biggest American competitors are dropping like flies. That dominance has positioned its
"08.11.2016 18:46:59" Reminder that Facebook's vote planner feature offers tailor-made ballot info on candidates and initiatives.
"07.11.2016 23:44:33" theverge.com DJI Mavic Pro Review: a new dimension I went for a long hike recently, up a steep mountain trail, excited to enjoy some crisp autumn air and beautiful fall foliage. In one pocket I had my smartphone. In another, I had a drone, the new... "Now I was carrying a drone that was light enough I could forget it was there, slipped into the ordinary breast pocket of my Eddie Bauer vest." – Ben Popper, The Verge – review of DJI's new Mavic Pro drone
"02.11.2016 21:15:57" medium.com Letting go to Grow: Why You need to Delegate We all face different challenges when starting a company, but most founders will tell you that one of the hardest things they ever did was… "As the business grew over the next few years and my team expanded, I still found myself involved in a lot of these day-to-day responsibilities, but it wasn't scalable for myself or the company." A great article for founders, executives and managers, by
"31.10.2016 20:14:06" Accel's cover photo
"27.10.2016 20:16:25" linkedin.com Qualtrics and Accel have come together to survey over 8,000 millennials, Gen Xers and boomers for generational views across a wide range of topics. It's well documented that millennials overtook baby boomers as the largest living generation in the United States this year. It's also “probably one of the most studied generations to date” — so much Qualtrics and Accel have come together to survey over 8,000 millennials, Gen Xers and boomers for generational views across a wide range of topics.
As millennials continue to advance in their careers, an entire generation is poised to enter new
"27.10.2016 17:47:23" bloomberg.com How Slack Brings IBM's Watson to Its Global Community Stewart Butterfield, Slack's chief executive officer, discusses the company's new, updated Slackbot powered by IBM's Watson. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg) Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and Bloomberg Technology's Emily Chang discuss the company's new, updated Slackbot – powered by IBM Watson – and the approach of human-level intelligence in applications.
"26.10.2016 20:57:52" Timeline Photos Yesterday, Carnegie Mellon University launched the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, in recognition and with the support of Jim Swartz, a distinguished entrepreneur and co-founder of Accel!
The center will serve as a hub for the university's
"19.10.2016 18:36:12" social.techcrunch.com Notion raises $9.5M for a smarter email app, now live on mobile and soon, Alexa A startup aiming to offer a better email experience by prioritizing the messages that are most important to you, Notion, is today publicly launching its.. "Notion's biggest differentiator is that it aims to solve the problem of too many emails by utilizing A.I. technology to understand which messages should be read and responded to first.
Notion also analyzes the relationships involved in your email
"18.10.2016 21:39:22" social.techcrunch.com GoFundMe passes $3B raised on its platform, adding $1B in only the last 5 months Last week, when we reported on how PayPal has considered acquiring crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, we noted that the startup was on a growth tear and.. "GoFundMe has now passed the $3 billion mark in terms of funds raised on its platform – an impressive number in itself, but even more so if you consider that it announced passing $2 billion only five months ago, in May." (via TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden)
"14.10.2016 16:57:50" linkedin.com 10 Years of Igniting Change - The Inside Story 10 years ago – in September 2006 - I handed in the documents incorporating “Comuto”. The original name of the company, known today as BlaBlaCar, was drawn from the latin verb “Commuto, Commutare” "Without knowing it, our newborn startup was embarking on a long journey, pioneering, alongside others, what would later be known as the Sharing Economy." – BlaBlaCar CEO Frederic Mazzella
"10.10.2016 16:33:59" Timeline Photos Meet Instabug, the #1 Egyptian startup (Forbes), earning it a feature on the cover. Mobile apps with poor functionality due to software bugs are virtually doomed, which is why Instabug catches 50,000 bugs per day, and runs on more than 12,000 apps.
"06.10.2016 18:54:43" backchannel.com Zuckerberg in Africa Facebook's CEO won Nigeria by taking a walk. "This is where a lot of the future is going to get built.” A great read about Mark Zuckerberg's trip to Africa, via Backchannel's Steven Levy.
"28.09.2016 17:47:41" theverge.com DJI helps China pivot from global copycat to tech innovator Verge reporter Ben Popper describing the rise of DJI in his report from China yesterday: "DJI isn't just a drone company, it's THE drone company." – The Verge
"27.09.2016 18:48:30" Gizmodo Whoa.
"26.09.2016 15:12:14" fortune.com A Unicorn Founder's Big Life Hack Ryan Smith, founder of online survey company Qualtrics, juggles work and family by analyzing every minute of the time at work and at home. "How do you juggle a growing family and a rocket-fueled tech company? If you're Qualtrics founder Ryan Smith, it takes detailed self-analysis—and a whole lot of Mountain Dew."
"21.09.2016 16:37:09" social.techcrunch.com Transit's public transportation tracking app gets a big overhaul and $2.4M in funding A big annoyance of city living is checking a site like Nextbus for your bus or rail's arrival time, and then getting there only to find that you've missed it.. Millions of riders. Billions of trips. And they're only getting started! Read more about Transit from TechCrunch's Matt Lynley.
"19.09.2016 21:00:12" medium.com Be Bold The Wal-Mart announcement on the close of the Jet.com acquisition formalizes a remarkable moment in Jet's early (and largely unwritten… In reflecting on Jet acquisition, we re-learned a lesson from Marc Lore (co-founder and CEO of Jet) and his team – the startup community must stay true to a core principle: Be Bold.
(via Accel's Sameer Gandhi)
"16.09.2016 20:09:14" forbes.com Tech's Boldest New Headquarters Is in Provo, Utah When Facebook opened its newest headquarters building in 2015, architecture critics purred. Google's Googleplex is the stuff of movies. Uber next year will make its own architectural statements in San Francisco and Oakland. But Silicon Valley isn't the "This is just the beginning." – Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith
"14.09.2016 17:12:05" news.fastcompany.com GoldieBlox and GoFundMe are partnering to bring educational STEM toys to schools GoldieBlox, the multimedia company that creates dolls and apps that teach girls the principles of coding and engineering. For every $150 raised through the GoFundMe campaign, GoldieBlox will donate a $300 learning kit – including educational toys and a STEM curriculum – to educators who teach kindergarten through third grade contains.
The hands-on toys encourage scientific
"13.09.2016 18:03:52" blog.invisionapp.com The periodic table of design - InVision Blog Great design balances artistic techniques and principles with scientific precision. And that combination gives us designers a lot of tools to work with. "Sometimes all it takes to get over a hump is to remember all the little elements that combine to form a great design." (via InVision)
"12.09.2016 18:25:18" fastcompany.com Now Celebs, Athletes, And Companies Can Interact With Their Followers On Facebook Live An integration of BlueJeans Networks' Primetime service with Facebook Live brings interactive streaming broadcasts to millions. Bringing interactive streaming broadcasts to millions thanks to a new integration between Facebook Live and 'Primetime' (from Blue Jeans Network)!
"08.09.2016 20:54:28" youtube.com Mark Zuckerberg : How to Build the Future Access podcast and transcript versions of this interview here: http://themacro.com/articles/2016/08/mark-zuckerberg-future-interview/ How to Build the Future, with Mark Zuckerberg
"08.09.2016 17:15:46" entrepreneur.com How to Think About Job 'Loyalty' If You're an Independent Worker Showing loyalty make the difference for you beween surviving and thriving. "As our working lives become more complex, we should ensure that we display more loyalty, not less." Invoice2go CEO Greg Waldorf
"06.09.2016 21:20:10" fastcocreate.com Why NBA Star Jimmy Butler Signed Up For Bonobos' First TV Campaign The Chicago Bulls superstar shows off his weird side while looking sharp. "Bonobos wanted to take who I am as a person, and share that with the world in a way that overlaps with what they stand for as a brand."
"06.09.2016 15:43:54" businessinsider.com 3 things this CEO learned from Salesforce after selling his startup for $80 million Campaign Monitor CEO Alex Bard brought these 3 things he learned from Salesforce to his company. "You want to make giving a core part of what you stand for. It helps you recruit really great people, it helps you connect the company to what you're doing day to day, and brings great outcomes not just for your customers, but for humans." – Campaign
"02.09.2016 15:54:24" forbes.com Salesforce's AI Chief Steve Loughlin Has Left To Become The Newest Partner At VC Firm Accel Steve Loughlin was one of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's most trusted lieutenants in charge of his major AI initiative, Einstein. Now Loughlin's left Salesforce to become a general partner at venture firm Accel. Thrilled to welcome Steve Loughlin to the team here at Accel.
"25.08.2016 17:48:25" time.com This Creativity App Is Great for iPad-Obsessed Kids It turns screen time into art time Osmo "mixes real world drawing with a healthy dose of imagination—and some clever tech—to show both children and parents alike the future of computing."
"19.08.2016 17:24:24" blog.toa.berlin “I am entitled to nothing.” A Talk With Greg Lutze Today we caught up with the CCO and co-founder of VSCO, Greg Lutze. Greg's a big believer in taking risks, taking nothing for granted, and surrounding yourself with creativity. (You're going to love TOA, Greg.) "Everyday is a chance to hustle." – VSCO co-founder Greg Lutze
"18.08.2016 18:50:56" inc.com Meet the Airbnb of 3-D Printing Fictiv makes it easy for hardware entrepreneurs to order and receive prototype parts by connecting them to a network of 3-D printers and manufacturing machinery. Democratizing hardware development. Fictiv "allows people to produce really complex parts in a very seamless fashion in three days, which is just unheard of."
"15.08.2016 17:03:18" bloomberg.com Early-Stage Investing: Deciding Which Startups to Back Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC founder and managing partner, and Brian O'Malley, Accel partner, discuss their approaches to early-stage investing. They speak with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg) "We're looking for great founders, going after healthy markets, with a unique insight." Accel's Brian O'Malley talks about investing and startups on Bloomberg West.
"12.08.2016 17:12:06" mashable.com SeatGeek wants to bring tickets to every app on your phone SeatGeek is taking on Ticketmaster. Attention sports fans and developers, big news from SeatGeek! Introducing SeatGeek Open – a brand new way to buy tickets directly through your favorite apps like Uber, Airbnb and many others.
Now sports franchises, artists and others can sell tickets
"10.08.2016 21:37:59" fastcolabs.com Osmo Brings A Software Sleight-Of-Hand To Traditional Toys With reflective AI, parents don't have to feel guilty about "screen time." "This interplay between the physical and digital realms looks and feels like magic...With reflective AI, parents don't have to feel guilty about 'screen time.'"
"04.08.2016 16:13:59" theverge.com Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg on the next 10 years of Facebook The Verge's Casey Newton sat down with Facebook's CEO to talk drones, AI, virtual reality, and building a bot to make him toast. "Our real mission wasn't to connect one-seventh of the world, it was to connect the whole world." – Mark Zuckerberg
"02.08.2016 21:22:17" insiders.fortune.com The One Leadership Quality Every Entrepreneur Must Possess — Fortune Insiders It's a labor of love. "Authenticity in a leader is even more appealing in today's digital culture, where perfectly groomed and carefully curated web presences are the new norm. When you take ownership of who you really are — your personal experiences, thoughts, emotions,
"28.07.2016 17:11:54" Osmo Today Osmo is getting bigger! Introducing: The Osmo Creative Set and Monster.
We believe that technology can empower children to be imaginative and creative. That's why we are launching Osmo Creative Set, specially designed creativity tools to expand Today, Osmo introduces Monster, a new game that brings kids' drawings to life! This is a great way to help kids create animated activities to share with family and friends.
"22.07.2016 21:23:55" bloomberg.com The Lego of Coding? Osmo's Approach to Teaching Code Pramod Sharma, Osmo's co-founder and chief executive officer, and Ariel Zekelman, coding designer, explain the company's hybrid approach to teaching code. They speak with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg) The Lego of Coding? Osmo's Approach to Teaching Code
"20.07.2016 19:16:44" blog.invisionapp.com Introducing the 2016 Product Design Report - InVision Blog Discover eye-opening insight into the state of product design. Introducing the 2016 Product Design Report from InVision
"19.07.2016 20:49:04" social.techcrunch.com Virtual and augmented reality need a PG-13 moment We've passed a significant milestone in consumer adoption of virtual reality and augmented reality -- although it's clear that we're a few models away.. "The opportunities are mind-expanding. Math, science, history, art, literature — VR and AR can turn static or abstract learning into dynamic, interactive, immersive experiences." – Osmo CEO Pramod Kumar Sharma
"12.07.2016 16:08:19" buzzfeed.com This Startup Wants To Take The Mystery Out Of Your Medical Bill Confused by how much a visit to the doctor will actually cost you? A new website aims to tell you what you might actually pay at the doctor's office. Finally, there's a way to find out how much you'll pay BEFORE visiting the doctor. Congrats to the Amino team!
"05.07.2016 23:17:47" linkedin.com The Magic of Acqui-Hires in Europe: Learnings from BlaBlaCar Most startups fail at getting a new country off the ground. This is why Unicorns are such a rare breed. Fortunately, a happy few have succeeded at finding this magic formula, like the team at "One of the most important decisions any company of any size will make is how it will successfully launch operations in a new country. For early stage companies, the stakes are even higher, and finding a great country manager is the single most important
"01.07.2016 18:30:43" TechRepublic TechRepublic interviews Squarespace founder Anthony Casalena about leadership, how to manage growth, the challenges of success, and the winning lessons of failure.
"30.06.2016 22:37:19" fortune.com Why I Waited 10 Years Before Taking VC Funding The virtues of bootstrapping explained. "Working with limited resources compels focus and fine-tunes problem solving." – Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith
"30.06.2016 15:22:50" youtube.com Jim Swartz Speech Tepper Graduation 2016 Jim Swarts delivers keynote speech during Tepper Class of 2016 Diploma Ceremony. Jim Swartz, Accel co-founder & philanthropist, delivers the 2016 keynote to Carnegie Mellon's Tepper Business School.
"28.06.2016 19:17:06" ibtimes.com Nextbit Bets Key To Boost Cell Phone Battery Life Is Better Software San Francisco-based startup Nextbit says it is going to make its Robin smartphone battery life much better with a software update. Meet 'Robin' from Nextbit – the smartphone that makes running out of space history.
"22.06.2016 15:55:06" linkedin.com Most of the companies attracting top talent are founder-led. Here's what investors saw before... Of the top 10 companies in the U.S. that are best at recruiting and retaining top talent, eight are still founder-led. Here's what investors think founders need to take their idea all the way from “Startup companies in tech are about mastering the art of the impossible." – Accel's Rich Wong discussing founder-led companies.
"17.06.2016 18:01:55" venturebeat.com The China Syndrome: Why apps slow to a crawl there — and what to do about it This sponsored post is produced by Neumob. Detailed insights about China's mobile app economy and technology infrastructure. (via Neumob CEO Jeff Kim)
"15.06.2016 18:51:25" Dropbox What our founder Drew Houston would tell his 22-year-old self. [via The New York Times] http://nyti.ms/1UwWSUZ
"10.06.2016 18:58:50" fortune.com What Every Company Needs to Stop Being so Afraid of You can't change the world if every bet is safe. "Success and confidence often come from having a short memory." – Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith
"25.05.2016 18:10:46" Osmo Today we're launching a new game: Osmo Coding!
Computer programming is one of the most important skills for the future. We set out to create the easiest way for kids to learn the basics of coding through something they already understand and love: Wow, the Osmo team continues to inspire!
"19.05.2016 17:42:12" wired.com Luma Makes Your Home Wi-Fi Smart, Secure, and Somehow Fun With a three-pack of little hexagons, Luma turns your home into a far-reaching mesh network with fun-to-use controls. "Most ambitious of all is Luma, an in-home suite of devices tasked with all that and then some. The app lets you know who's connected to your network and what they're doing on it. If you have kids, you can see the domain they're visiting and limit their
"16.05.2016 16:05:58" bigstory.ap.org Jet.com's Marc Lore is out to reinvent the shopping cart NEW YORK (AP) — Jet.com CEO Marc Lore has set out to reinvent the shopping cart. The marketplace site, launched last July to a lot of scrutiny, now sells about 11 million products, from jeans to diapers, from more than… "Jet.com is about empowering consumers to shop in a smarter way and giving them more control."
"10.05.2016 20:38:01" medium.com Tiny startups need tiny boards Complexity kills and speed matters. At seed : keep your board tight ! "Having a tight group of board members allows you to convene a board at the drop of a hat and make informed decisions quickly. Aim for zero complexity in reporting, organising board meetings and making decisions. Speed will give you a decisive advantage,
"09.05.2016 22:08:38" teenvogue.com 8 Tips on Nailing the Perfect Instagram From the Experts at the App Every Celeb Uses Shoot often and keep it simple. "With over 30 million active users on the platform and five billion photos shared on a monthly basis, it seems we all have a visual story to tell." – Teen Vogue on VSCO
"05.05.2016 23:52:25" producthunt.com The Twenty Minute VC: Brian O'Malley, Partner at Accel Partners - Product Hunt @omal is a Partner Accel where he spearheads Accel's work with next-generation marketplaces and consumer-focused companies. Here's what one investor has to say the startup environment, growth vs. retention, industry opportunities and much more. Accel's Brian O'Malley chats with the 'Twenty Minute VC'.
"05.05.2016 19:24:35" lifehacker.com HotelTonight's New Concierge Can Make Dinner Reservations, Even Request Extra Pillows HotelTonight already makes it easy to book budget-friendly last minute hotel rooms, but their new Aces concierge service takes things a step further. Open the app and you get a personal assistant who can recommend local restaurants, sights to see, even Introducing Aces Concierge from HotelTonight. Open the app and you get a personal assistant who can recommend local restaurants, sights to see, even request pillows and towels from your hotel desk.
"04.05.2016 22:55:02" fortune.com How the Best Leaders Motivate Their Teams It starts with a common goal. Xero CEO Rod Drury's tips for being a great leader:
1. Purpose is everything
2. Positive feedback
3. Being (visibly) wrong is good
4. Do the opposite of convention and trust your instincts
"02.05.2016 21:41:42" GoFundMe Did you know that teachers spend more than $1.6 billion of their own money on classroom needs every year? To honor teachers and all that they do, we're matching the first $100 raised on all campaigns for or by a teacher started this week. So Did you know that teachers spend more than $1.6 billion of their own money on classroom needs every year? To honor teachers and all that they do, GoFundMe is matching the first $100 raised on all campaigns for or by a teacher started this week. So
"27.04.2016 21:49:43" wired.com How Will Zuckerberg Rule the World? By Giving Facebook's Tech Away Today Facebook is announcing a 360-degree video camera. And—not for the first time—it's giving away the hardware and software designs for free. “I see [big world problems] as problems of connecting people and giving them opportunities." – Mark Zuckerberg
"25.04.2016 16:56:15" yahoo.com Review: DJI Phantom 4 is a smarter, more self-aware drone Whatever you think about the rising popularity of drones, well, you're right. 13 reasons to love DJI's new #Phantom 4, the first consumer drone smart enough to avoid obstacles. (via David Pogue)
"21.04.2016 21:36:53" slackhq.com Launching Mission Control Day (part 1) — Several People Are Typing All hands on deck to rethink work What if you asked everyone except management to rethink how work is done? Slack tried it, and here's how it went.
"19.04.2016 19:12:39" youtube.com DJI – Introducing the Matrice 600 The new DJI Matrice 600 is a heavy-lifting platform that gives you the freedom to use the best camera equipment available to shoot from the sky. Capable of e... Wow, DJI's new filmmaking drone takes high-end movie making to another level.
"18.04.2016 01:17:48" pcworld.com Data scientist Hilary Mason wants to show you the (near) future Fast Forward Labs is a startup founded to help companies innovate and compete using what founder and CEO Hilary Mason calls "recently possible" machine intelligence techniques and technology. Hilary Mason, Accel's data scientist in residence, dives into machine intelligence and a unique approach to sparking innovation.
"12.04.2016 18:22:16" theverge.com Facebook will now let any camera stream to Facebook Live, even a DJI drone At the annual F8 developer conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be releasing an API for its live-streaming video feature. This will allow developers to...
"07.04.2016 19:54:38" social.techcrunch.com With $12.5 million in funding, including from Amazon, the slick Luma router looks like... Finally, companies have begun to recognize a long overlooked opportunity to develop a next-generation router that looks sleek and is far more user-friendly.. The future of stronger and higher-quality home and office internet is here. We're thrilled to back Luma and co-founders Mike Van Bruinisse and Paul Judge!
"05.04.2016 17:31:27" blog.fictiv.com 2016 State of Hardware Report State of Hardware Report based on data from real hardware companies, showing the prototyping tools they use, the challenges they face, the CAD software they design with, and more. The hardware industry is growing at an exhilarating pace, but we still have a ways to go before hardware development can be truly accessible to everyone. To better understand these challenges, Fictiv surveyed more than 200 people in the hardware industry
"30.03.2016 21:42:03" pcworld.com Data scientist Hilary Mason wants to show you the (near) future Fast Forward Labs is a startup founded to help companies innovate and compete using what founder and CEO Hilary Mason calls "recently possible" machine intelligence techniques and technology. The great Hilary Mason (Accel's data scientist-in-residence) wants to show you the (near) future of Machine Learning and AI.
"28.03.2016 22:14:36" mashable.com DJI Phantom 4 is the iPhone of drones and so much fun to fly [REVIEW] DJI's new Phantom 4 drone is sleeker, more intelligent and easier to control than most drones. DJI's "new Phantom 4 drone is not only the best-looking drone of its class, it also puts an incredible degree of flying intelligence in regular peopleâ€™s hands." â€“ Mashable Business Editor Todd Wasserman
"21.03.2016 17:58:56" blog.sunrun.com Solar’s Future is Bright Lynn Jurich, co-founder and chief executive officer of Sunrun, looks to the future of the energy industry and the various factors catalyzing clean energy adoption. Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. In 2015, Solar’s Future is Bright | Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich on the future of the energy industry and catalyzing clean energy adoption.
"15.03.2016 00:13:17" techcitynews.com How to transform the UK into a cybersecurity hub James Cameron of Accel Partners explores the steps the UK can take to become a cybersecurity hub. The building blocks behind UK's emerging world-class cybersecurity ecosystem. (Accel's UK-based James Cameron)
"14.03.2016 17:55:53" wired.com The Epic Story of Dropbox’s Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire Half-a-billion people stored files on Dropbox. Well, sort of. Really, the files were in Amazon’s cloud. Until Dropbox built its own. And threw the switch. How Dropbox is scaling to exabytes...and beyond! (via WIRED)
"11.03.2016 22:17:57" economist.com Shops to showrooms Why some firms are opening shops with no stock The nature of retail continues to evolve before our eyes.
"24.02.2016 20:42:32" VSCO Academy is here! http://vs.co/D0pi0K
Check out the introduction video with our hosts Katy and Max. Be sure to follow Academy on VSCO for new episodes every week.
"23.02.2016 18:37:23" medium.com The Big Value Enterprises Create by Tapping Small Businesses Technology Small business is proving to be big business for enterprise-level companies, and many are starting to pay closer attenti… Rewiring the economy: How businesses, big and small, are finally connecting. Xero CEO Rod Drury on the big enterprise opportunity through small business SaaS.
"22.02.2016 18:42:15" venturebeat.com Spain’s startup ecosystem shows big potential The last few years have been fantastic for European tech. We’ve seen more world-class entrepreneurs emerging from our vibrant tech communities than ever before. Not only are we seeing continued momentum in traditional tech hubs like London, Stockholm, The potential in Spain's startup ecosystem, and a new breed of European entrepreneur.
"18.02.2016 18:02:03" theverge.com Mossberg: The Nextbit Robin is a smarter smartphone The Nextbit Robin is a mid-range but capable Android phone from a small, independent startup led by ex-Google and HTC executives and engineers. It goes on sale today, unlocked, for $399. That price gets you 32GB of internal storage and 100GB of cloud The great Walt Mossberg reviews Robin, the brand new "smarter smartphone" from Nextbit.
"Smartphones, especially Android smartphones, are beginning to look and work pretty much the same...But I've been testing a new Android smartphone that clears that
"17.02.2016 17:55:16" Nextbit Serious storage. Seriously beautiful. First come, first served: Feb 18th, 7 AM PST at http://nextbit.com
"16.02.2016 23:08:37" recode.net GoFundMe Has Helped Raise $2 Billion to Support Causes, Like Bringing Water to Flint Water for Flint used GoFundMe to purchase and distribute 76,800 bottles of water for people in the community. A huge congrats to GoFundMe, who today reaches a new milestone of helping raise $2 BILLION to support causes worldwide.
"09.02.2016 00:05:13" linkedin.com This VC Has A Simple Message For Unicorns: Build Real Businesses Rich Wong was late to get on the call for our interview. A General Partner at Accel, Wong had just finished a board meeting with Sunrun, a solar energy startup that he saw through the IPO process in One simple message for startups: Build Real Businesses. More from Rich Wong's talk with LinkedIn.
"03.02.2016 20:52:59" venturebeat.com Congratulations to the SwiftKey team on its acquisition by Microsoft Congratulations to co-founders Ben Medlock, Jon Reynolds and the entire SwiftKey team — makers of the world’s smartest mobile keyboard application – on their acquisition by Microsoft. Congratulations to the SwiftKey team on its acquisition by Microsoft! Read the story behind the company's rise to serving more than 250 million users, from Accel's Rich Wong.
"01.02.2016 20:11:17" Timeline Photos Meet Aquila, Facebook’s Internet-delivery drone. Aquila's wingspan is the size of a Boeing 737, but weighs less than 1,000 pounds and can stay aloft for several months at a time.
"29.01.2016 23:09:42" entrepreneur.com 5 Indications That 'Side-Gigging' Is More Than a Fad Side jobs are becoming a better and better option, thanks to apps and mobile technology. "All signs also point to the likelihood that this [side-gig] workforce will continue to grow. According to a recent study by my company, Invoice2goo, 94% of side-giggers surveyed said they wouldn’t choose their freelance work to focus solely on a tra
"26.01.2016 23:08:56" blog.sunrun.com Solar’s Future is Bright Lynn Jurich, co-founder and chief executive officer of Sunrun, looks to the future of the energy industry and the various factors catalyzing clean energy adoption. Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. In 201 Lynn Jurich, co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, on the solar industry's bright future.
"25.01.2016 20:11:41" blog.invisionapp.com The periodic table of design - InVision Blog Great design balances artistic techniques and principles with scientific precision. And that combination gives us designers a lot of tools to work with. Sometimes all it takes to get over a design slump is to remember the elements that combine to form a great design. Fortunately, InVision has the resource for you.
"21.01.2016 23:26:17" social.techcrunch.com A Startup’s Guide To International Expansion Startups can now reach international markets almost immediately at launch. Product/market fit is geographically, industry and company-size agnostic -- SaaS.. Startup resources: A Startup’s Guide To International Expansion
"20.01.2016 00:38:11" qz.com The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good Thirty songs that feel like a gift from a music-loving friend, but were cooked up by an algorithm. Inside the magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so good.
"19.01.2016 19:14:37" cbsnews.com The Great Brain Robbery Economic espionage sponsored by the Chinese government is costing U.S. corporations hundreds of billions of dollars and more than two million jobs. Lesley Stahl reports. The Great Brain Robbery: An important '60 Minutes' special on cyber espionage, with interviews from CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz and CTO Dmitri Alperovitch.
"14.01.2016 20:59:06" businessinsider.com VSCO isn't playing Instagram's like game, but it’s still thriving In an interview, VSCO's co-founders talk about the app's explosive growth and the company's future. Topping more than 30 million users, VSCO is the home for the next generation of mobile creatives. Learn more in this impressive article from Business Insider.
"13.01.2016 16:28:58" theglobeandmail.com When tech firm Lightspeed outgrew its home, CEO gave back to Montreal The point-of-sale software company’s former office space in the Mile-Ex neighbourhood transformed into a creative centre with a strong LGBT component When Lightspeed Retail outgrew its home, CEO Dax Dasilva gave back to Montreal.
"06.01.2016 17:49:31" fastcompany.com Why Hiring Comedians Is Great For Business People who take comedy seriously have honed the skills you need in your customer service department, found SeatGeek's Ross Berger. You'll be surprised to learn the (hilarious) secret behind SeatGeek's hiring strategy...
"04.01.2016 18:17:05" mashable.com The smart marketing strategies behind Slack's extreme growth Slack CMO Bill Macaitis was Slack's marketing employee number one. Here's how the startup, now valued at 2.8 billion, has skyrocketed to success. Learn the smart marketing strategies behind Slack's extreme growth, with CMO Bill Macaitis.
"24.12.2015 15:59:39" medium.com Entrepreneur Book Club (pt. 3) Great entrepreneurs require conviction, especially in the face of obstacles, naysayers and doubters. At Accel, we are in… Our latest 'Entrepreneur Book Club' features "The Innovator’s DNA" and "Hooked".
"16.12.2015 23:23:15" voxmedia.com Vox Media’s 2015 Year In Review Welcome to the 2015 Vox Media year in review: a collection of highlights and the best moments from The Verge, Vox.com, Eater, SB Nation, Polygon, Racked, Curbed, Re/code, our brand marketing division Vox Creative, and our technology and design backbo Vox (an Accel portfolio company) illustrates highlights and top moments from across its (growing) organization in its visually impressive "2015 Year in Review".
"15.12.2015 18:10:46" gizmodo.com DSCO: The 20 Best New Apps of 2015 Another year, another couple thousand new apps for you to wade through in a befuddled haze. Which ones should you download? Which ones should you actually pay for? And which ones deserve to take up prime real estate on your home screen? Whether you’v We love GIFs as much as you love GIFs, so check out DSCO, the new GIF app from VSCO, which was just named in Gizmodo's 'Top 20 of 2015'!
"14.12.2015 19:06:46" Osmo "This year's hottest tech toy for kids!" Osmo has been featured in over 52 holiday gift guides- :-D We are overjoyed! Shop now at playosmo.com to catch the buzz.
"11.12.2015 21:26:11" social.techcrunch.com Diving into the API-ification of business Welcome to the APX economy – where startups are born and scale in less time thanks to third-party APIs to handle non-core processes and functions. Top companies are increasingly piecing together a composite of APIs from specialized startups. That lets them concentrate on their unique value-add rather than reinventing the wheel.
"11.12.2015 18:33:53" blog.swiftkey.com SwiftKey launches SwiftKey Symbols, assistive app for good Hi everyone, Today we’re releasing SwiftKey Symbols, a symbol-based assistive communication app, running on Android, targeted at (but not limited to) young, non-verbal individuals with special needs. A new beta app in SwiftKey Greenhouse, SwiftKey Sy Bravo SwiftKey on launching Symbols, a free assistive communications app to help kids w special needs.
"10.12.2015 20:52:51" theverge.com DJI adds thermal imaging to its drones' roster of capabilities The Chinese startup DJI has established itself as the world's most popular brand of drone for consumers and cinematographers. Because its units are powerful enough for professionals but simple... DJI's drones can now help fight fires, survey crops and conduct search and rescue. True innovation.
"10.12.2015 18:08:30" medium.com Congratulations to the Atlassian TEAM! From its humble beginnings, Atlassian has become an international model for building smart businesses. A big day for Atlassian as it makes its Nasdaq debut! Congratulations to co-founders Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes – two world-class entrepreneurs who have helped define what it takes to build a great company from anywhere in the world. We're
"07.12.2015 22:22:17" techinsider.io Famous Instagrammers we talked to all swear by this one photo editing app While the app can be used to take photos on an iPhone or Android phone, Instagrammers love it for its retro, film camera-inspired filters. What do famous Instagrammers and teenagers have in common? A shared love for VSCO.
"04.12.2015 20:40:04" complex.com This Is What the Former Lead Designer of Jordan Brand Is Up to Today Catching up with Jason Mayden. Jason Mayden, Accel's Designer-in-residence, talks about life after Nike and the road ahead.
"03.12.2015 19:16:29" social.techcrunch.com Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S. Spotify is the world's top streaming music service in terms of active users, downloads and revenue, according to a new music-focused report out this.. Spotify (part of the Accel family) claims the global streaming music throne.
"02.12.2015 18:54:13" lightspeedhq.com VIDEO: Independent retailers light up Black Friday with 111% increase in sales Walmart, Best Buy and Macy’s might have stolen the Black Friday limelight with big deals, long lines, and crowded stores, but independent retailers enjoyed a 111% increase in sales over an average sales day. So who were this year’s winners and losers
"02.12.2015 17:56:31" theverge.com The Nextbit Robin cloud phone is taking shape December in the tech world is typically as drab as the weather in the Northern Hemisphere. But the seasonal listlessness opens up room for smaller companies to make some noise and Nextbit is taking... "Cloud storage isn't a feature here, it's a reason for being" – The Verge on Nextbit's revolutionary new phone.
"01.12.2015 21:05:26" techinsider.io Famous Instagrammers we talked to all swear by this one photo editing app While the app can be used to take photos on an iPhone or Android phone, Instagrammers love it for its retro, film camera-inspired filters. When Tech Insider asked famous Instagram users which apps they use to edit their photos, there was one app almost everyone swore by. It's called VSCO, and it's free to download in the App Store and on Google Play.
"24.11.2015 01:33:30" social.techcrunch.com When And How To Pick Your Next Launch Country International expansion is a challenge any globally ambitious company will face -- some sooner than others. As a long-time investor in both the U.S. and.. Taking a thoughtful and considered approach to scaling internationally is key: 1) Market potential; 2) Cash requirements; 3) Human capital
"23.11.2015 19:01:45" inc.com The Hot Startup That's Taking On Ticketmaster and StubHub New York City tech darling SeatGeek is getting into the secondary ticket-sale market. Buh-bye scalping and shady Craigslist encounters. Hello to a whole new ticketing business. Buh-bye scalping and shady Craigslist encounters. Hello to SeatGeek and a whole new ticketing business.
"19.11.2015 00:20:01" forbes.com Why Nextbit's Robin Smartphone Has Already Won Asia NextBit had targeted their campaign toward potential customers in North America and Western Europe, but found that 6 of the top 10 countries ranked by conversion rates were in Asia. According to the company, at least 1 out of every 100 people in Japa Fascinating: “I think in some of these other countries like in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea, there is much more comfort with cloud and Android. The mobile coverage and bandwidth is way better there than in the U.S – it’s much faster and
"18.11.2015 18:48:51" medium.com Startups Board Meetings that Suck I spend much of my life in board meetings. Most of these I relish as opportunities to do good work with management teams… "The bottom line: good companies are run on a few metrics and an elegant framework for decision making. Death by slide decks is for losers." (by Accel's London-based Fred Destin).
"16.11.2015 17:40:03" social.techcrunch.com How Venmo Won In One Of The Most Crowded Spaces In Tech Seamless peer-to-peer mobile payments have been considered inevitable for quite a while. And for good reason: One experience figuring out the bill at a group.. Social, viral, millennial users, simplicity & mobile-first. Venmo's story of success.
"12.11.2015 22:23:32" thenextweb.com Listen to how Deliveroo keeps your food fresh as it expands Deliveroo is gradually expanding its restaurant-food-delivered-fresh service to cities around the world after starting off two-and-a-half years ago in Lond The Next Web explores the complicated but brilliant behind-the-scenes logistics of on-demand businesses, with London-based Deliveroo.
"11.11.2015 18:57:13" fastcodesign.com Ex-Nike Designer On How To Cultivate Tomorrow's Top Creative Talent The former lead designer on the Jordan brand, who left to build Vessyl, has landed at Accel to foster young talent from atypical places. Thrilled to welcome Jason Mayden, former lead designer for the Nike Jordan brand, to Accel.
"10.11.2015 22:19:58" blog.sunrun.com The Power of 100,000+ Sunrun Customers The Power of 100,000+ Sunrun Customers Posted October 27, 2015by Christa Keizer Sunrun is excited to announce that we’ve surpassed 100,000 customers! Our customers have generated 1.3 TWh of electricity to date, enough to power the Empire State Buildi The Power of 100,000+ Sunrun Customers = enough energy to power the Empire State Building for 23 years and more than $100 million saved on electricity bills.
"09.11.2015 19:53:37" androidcentral.com The best Android keyboard apps Trace, tap, type, talk Keyboards are important. Really important. Without a good keyboard, communicating on a smartphone can go from heavenly bliss straight back to teeth-pulling torture. Keyboards are also one of the most important apps you select f The best Android keyboard apps are listed and SwiftKey is again #1! Download if you haven't already – you won't regret it.
"06.11.2015 02:58:23" businesswire.com Atlassian Expands Board with Two New Directors | Business Wire Atlassian today announced the expansion of its board of directors with the appointment of Shona Brown and Heather Mirjahangir Fernan Proud to welcome two outstanding directors to the Atlassian board – we look forward to working together!
"06.11.2015 00:00:27" fastcompany.com Why Chinese Drone Giant DJI Is Opening A Silicon Valley R&D Lab DJI wants to find the best robotics engineers in the Valley, and keep an eye out for potential partners and investments while they're at it. DJI opens its Silicon Valley R&D lab to find the best robotics engineers in the Valley, and keep an eye out for partners and investments.
"05.11.2015 17:31:47" wsj.com WSJ. Magazine’s 2015 Technology Innovator and co-founder and CEO of Slack believes in the power... WSJ. Magazine’s 2015 Technology Innovator and co-founder and CEO of Slack believes in the power of play. After a year and a half of runaway user growth, his app is changing the way we work. "[Play] is a great basis for human interaction. Playfulness means not just silliness but an experimental attitude. Looking at the world sideways and being curious." – Stewart Butterfield
"03.11.2015 20:00:10" segment.com Home Become an analytics expert. Introducing the Analytics Academy from Segment: Become an analytics expert with weekly insights delivered directly to your inbox: https://segment.com/academy/
"28.10.2015 20:57:05" travelbrilliantly.vsco.co #TravelBrilliantly | VSCO Grid® See more of #TravelBrilliantly's VSCO Grid. "Travel Brilliantly" is a very cool new partnership between Marriott and VSCO | From Paris to Portland, Marriott uses their VSCO to share favored city guides.
"22.10.2015 18:27:48" Timeline Photos It’s awakening – get ready to celebrate with us. Until then, #StarWars-meets-startup posters. #TheForceAwakens
"21.10.2015 20:06:47" medium.com Why I co-founded Amino A better way to make confident decisions about health care Consumers need a better way to make confident decisions about health care, which is why we're excited to welcome Amino to the Accel family. Read more about the story behind David Vivero's vision for the company.
"16.10.2015 23:02:21" social.techcrunch.com Emergent VR, A Smartphone-Based VR Video Capture And Viewing Startup, Raises $2.2 Million Emergent VR, a startup that promises full video capture for virtual reality headsets like the Gear VR, has raised $2.2 million from Accel Partners, Rothenberg.. Introducing Emergent VR – Accel's first VR investment that lets consumers create their very own VR content directly from their smartphones.
"13.10.2015 19:32:11" youtube.com Dropbox: Creative Freedom Dropbox makes it simple to work with anyone, on any file, from anywhere. So our newest film features creations made by 141 collaborators from all different p... Dropbox illustrated as a collage of more than 100 real collaborations: "We were inspired by the idea of a creative snowball, in that, the more freedom you give people, the more interesting and inspiring the outcomes can and will become."
"09.10.2015 19:35:56" theverge.com SwiftKey is testing a keyboard with its very own software brain SwiftKey is on a mission to make the smartest smartphone keyboard in the world, and the only way to do that is through artificial intelligence, apparently. The London-based startup known best for... SwiftKey's Neural Alpha is the first keyboard app that uses neural networks to predict words (via The Verge)
"07.10.2015 16:00:51" blogs.wsj.com Accel Partners Brings Back Steve Carpenter as Executive in Residence After selling his startup Endorse to Dropbox in 2013, Mr. Carpenter helped the storage company build its early enterprise sales operation. Welcoming Steven Carpenter back to Accel as an Executive-in-Residence – he joins to help our companies build great sales & marketing programs, and advise on expanding operations to international markets.
"06.10.2015 19:55:47" inc.com Designers at Airbnb, Facebook, and Google Star in New Documentary Slated for release early next year, the documentary Design Disruptors highlights how design has become a competitive advantage at 17 high-profile companies, including Dropbox, Twitter, Netflix, Pinterest, and Spotify. A new documentary from Invisionapp takes you behind the scenes at today's top tech companies.
"06.10.2015 17:39:42" social.techcrunch.com Video Collaboration Startup Frame.io Raises $2.2M Frame.io, a startup that improves the collaboration process around video production, is announcing that it has raised a $2.2 million seed round led by Accel.. "With Frame.io, you can upload video, photo and audio files; view the files in your browser; compare different versions; leave time-stamped annotations and comments; and even draw directly on the video or image." Welcome to the Accel family!
"05.10.2015 15:33:58" youtube.com Machine Learning & Deep Neural Networks Explained - #NatAndLo Ep 7 SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/CEsJyN | TWEET: http://ctt.ec/6jtD1 | #NatandLo What do voice search, machine translation, and ATMs have in common? Learn the answe... Monday is for Machine Learning
"28.09.2015 20:57:37" smh.com.au Accel Partners' Rich Wong: Australian start-up sector now a global player The local start-up sector is increasingly being recognised as a player in the global technology arena as competition for Australian companies heats up among internationally leading venture capital funds. The rise of Australia's burgeoning technology industry.
"24.09.2015 20:52:25" forbes.com GoFundMe Becomes Crowdfunding Leader By Focusing On Causes Not Projects In the last 12 months, GoFundMe raised $1 billion in donations making it the world's largest crowdfunding platform. GoFundMe surpasses $1 BILLION in donations in 12 months! Learn more about how the GoFundMe became the world's largest crowdfunding platform.
"23.09.2015 22:19:57" youtube.com Atlassian celebrates 50,000 customers It's been over 10 years since Mike & Scott set the seemingly impossible goal of having 50,000 organizations as customers. And now we're here. A very cool video for a very impressive milestone. Congrats to the entire global Atlassian team! (Mike Cannon-Brookes Scott Farquhar)
"22.09.2015 22:49:47" fastcodesign.com Slack's Workplace Revolution With sharp design and a radically friendly sensibility, Stewart Butterfield's office-communication tool has everyone chatting. "Slack isn’t just another office tool: It’s a welcoming environment where employees (virtually) live. That’s a big shift, enabled by and concealed in the app’s thoughtful, quiet, and inviting design."
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"17.09.2015 16:56:39" youtube.com Osmo Numbers Osmo Numbers is the latest addition to the Osmo gaming suite (https://www.playosmo.com). Be creative and embrace the playfulness of numbers. From counting to... What if doing math felt more like playing games for kids? Osmo is the changing the way we teach, and the way kids learn, through its beautiful iPad technology.
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"10.09.2015 17:05:27" businessinsider.com Here’s how to use the buzzy app that could take on Instagram VSCO Cam will take your iPhone photography to the next level. "Chances are, if you have a friend who’s into taking pictures, they are using VSCO Cam. They could even be behind one of the 122 million #vscocam tagged posts on Instagram."
"03.09.2015 16:34:02" appleinsider.com DJI's new iOS-compatible Phantom 3 drones land at Apple Store DJI's latest generation of "prosumer" drones, the Phantom 3 series, marks the company's debut among the handpicked lineup of iOS-connected accessories available to buy direct from Apple. DJI's new iOS-compatible Phantom 3 drones land at Apple Store. Get yours.
"01.09.2015 18:29:23" wired.com Nextbit’s Robin Is Another Pretty Phone—But With Infinite Storage The $399 Robin is a different kind of smartphone with a different kind of software. The Robin from Nextbit Systems isn’t just a new phone, it’s a whole new KIND of phone.
"11.08.2015 18:37:13" smh.com.au Startup War Story: Atlassian ignored bad advice, avoided sales staff and grew fast Despite experts lining up to tell them they had to hire sales people Atlassian's founders ignored them and reaped billions of dollars reward. Startup War Stories: Building a world-class software company from Sydney to the United States. A great story about Atlassian and the courage to make tough, counter-intuitive calls to create a new type of company.
"11.08.2015 00:08:13" We're proud to support SoHacks, a 24-hour coding marathon engineered to help high school students learn how to code. See Humans of SoHacks for more photos and https://sohacks.com/ to learn more.
"30.07.2015 19:43:28" social.techcrunch.com “UAVbnb” DroneBase Is DJI And Accel’s First SkyFund Investment Drone manufacturing king DJI has a plot to expand its unmanned aerial empire. It's teamed up with prestigious VC Accel to launch the $10 million SkyFund,.. "Normally, businesses would have to constantly upgrade drone hardware that spends most of its time idle, plus hire people to fly them. DroneBase gives customers the aerial photo, video, mapping and data benefits without the hassles of ownership" (via
"29.07.2015 17:43:11" fortune.com Hackers give up when they go up against this cybersecurity company In conversation with George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike. "When the attackers scanned an infected machine only to find traces of CrowdStrike, they fled."
"28.07.2015 17:45:58" theverge.com VSCO Cam's new Collections feature lets you curate your favorite images VSCO Cam is best known as a great image editor for mobile devices that makes it easy to tweak and improve the images captured by your smartphone or tablet. But VSCO has long had greater ambitions... New from VSCO: The new Collections feature lets users re-share images published by others that are visible through in the Grid, through search, or through their own feed.
"21.07.2015 16:07:04" youtube.com Jet.com - Kumail Nanjiani Explains How The New Shopping Club Works Jet.com delivers club price savings on pretty much anything you buy. Yup. Anything. See how much you can save: https://goo.gl/HwTfZB Welcome to the world, Jet.com! The lowest prices across some 10 million items. Accel friends and family, use the code Accel0721A for a free 1 year membership.
"17.07.2015 00:08:15" medium.com Designing the Future with InVision Product orgs have long enjoyed the benefits of services like Jira, Github, Slack, Trello, Hipchat and others. Collaborat… "The creative DNA of a company is one of its most powerful weapons, and the source of truth for every department. Unlike code, design is a language that everyone speaks. InVision is becoming a standard operating system for this construct."(Invisionap
"14.07.2015 15:39:42" social.techcrunch.com Andrew Braccia’s Big Bet on Slack Andrew Braccia doesn’t tweet or write blog posts. He rarely talks with the media. But that doesn’t mean the 39-year-old isn’t working it. In fact,.. Andrew Braccia’s big bet on Slack: The relationship and story behind Tiny Speck, Slack and Accel.
"09.07.2015 17:47:00" forbes.com Why A Store You've Likely Never Heard Of Hints At Retail's Future Bonobos is hardly a household name. The online-only-turned-ecommerce/brick-and-mortar menswear retailer was founded in 2007 to offer guys better fitting clothes in a no-fuss, hassle free transaction. Its signature mission: To banish men’s slouchy-beh Bonobos brings the ease of online shopping to the in-store experience, while spicing things up with experiential perks that can’t be duplicated on the web, such as one-on-one, personal service. It’s a model that hints at the future of the brick-and-m
"06.07.2015 19:26:47" medium.com Entrepreneur Book Club (pt. 1) Entrepreneurship can be a minefield without a map — even those with years of experience face uncertainty within each new… Entrepreneur Book Club | Debuting a series to help founders and aspiring entrepreneurs through first-hand insights, lessons and cautionary tales.
"16.06.2015 15:30:15" medium.com Growthverse: An Interactive Visualization of the Marketing Technology Universe The role of the marketer is drastically changing – to keep pace, we’re introducing the first living martech taxonomy Today we introduce Growthverse: the only tool you’ll ever need to navigate the marketing technology landscape. This interactive infographic visualizes, categorizes and outlines more than 700 companies (and growing).
"08.06.2015 16:39:54" theverge.com DJI just released the first consumer drone that can see and avoid obstacles The drones available to the average consumer have improved by leaps and bounds over the last five years. Onboard computer systems allowed them to autonomously navigate a path of GPS waypoints or... Big news from DJI Global and exciting developments for developers looking to build new technologies atop DJI's platform.
"04.06.2015 18:09:22" TechCrunch This week on TC Cribs, we check out Venmo's "on the money" HQ http://tcrn.ch/1KKrGSi Check out Venmo's cool new NYC digs.
"29.05.2015 20:29:50" nytimes.com Australian Start-Ups Lure Silicon Valley Money American firms are scouring opportunities in Australia and New Zealand, attracted by a familiar legal and regulatory environment and few competitors. “Entrepreneurship is alive and well outside Silicon Valley – we pride ourselves on our hustle.”
"27.05.2015 18:31:42" vimeo.com Introducing the SkyFund The SkyFund, backed by DJI and Accel, aims to fund entrepreneurs across a variety of application, hardware, peripheral and services categories where Unmanned Aerial… We're excited and proud to introduce SkyFund alongside DJI Global.
"27.05.2015 16:03:09" fastcompany.com Drone Giant DJI And Top VC Firm Accel Partners Launch A $10 Million Drone Fund Seed-stage startups working on enterprise or consumer applications for the DJI platform can get $250,000 or more to develop their projects. SkyFund is not the new James Bond movie. It's a $10 million drone fund for startups.
"06.05.2015 19:29:34" tcrn.ch Consumer Drone King DJI Raises $75M To Build lndustrial UAV Developer Platform How will DJI keep its drone hardware business from being commoditized by cheap knockoffs? By fostering a drone operation software developer ecosystem with a.. We're thrilled to welcome DJI Global to the Accel family! Here's to the future of UAV technology.
"29.04.2015 17:56:38" vox.com A solar future isn't just likely — it's inevitable Our enthusiasm for Sunrun, explained by Vox.
Solar's unique way of generating power has another important consequence: it can be highly distributed. Many utilities currently rely on big solar — constructing fields of panels miles long — but solar ca
"24.04.2015 18:24:14" social.techcrunch.com Investors Swing For The Fences With $1B In Sports Tech Deals From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, technology is transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. With all.. “Every professional athlete looks at the tools they have available, and the way that analytics are transforming their preparation for games, and now they’re realizing that they have a front-row seat for the changing landscape of sports." – Accel's Mi
"22.04.2015 15:51:11" fortune.com Why finding the right career is as rare as getting a seat on a rocket ship If you're lucky enough to be offered a seat, take it. Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith talks with Fortune Magazine about guiding career decision:
1. Run toward growing industries
2. Join a rocket ship
3. Play to your strengths
"09.04.2015 17:51:55" wsj.com LinkedIn to Buy Career-Skills Educator for $1.5 Billion LinkedIn agreed to acquire online career-skills educator lynda.com in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.5 billion. From bootstrapped to more than $1 billion. Congrats to two incredible entrepreneurs – Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin – the entire lynda.com team and LinkedIn!
"02.04.2015 16:36:50" social.techcrunch.com Hudl Scores $72.5M From Accel To Rally Teams To Its Sports Video Coaching Tool You might not have heard of Hudl, but it's how 100,000 sports teams spent $30 million last year to review game tape on mobile. Hudl never raised institutional.. Here's one to get excited about. Thrilled to announce our investment in Hudl!
"31.03.2015 19:31:03" fastcompany.com Dropbox Versus The World The new tech war is a battle to own your digital data. Dropbox's 32-year-old CEO thinks he can thwart the world's most formidable titans. It's Dropbox and Drew Houston versus the world.
"25.03.2015 21:42:52" forbes.com Northwestern Mutual To Buy LearnVest For Undisclosed Sum LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel has always been crystal clear about the vision that drives her: She wants to provide every household in America with a financial plan. The 31 year-old took a big step toward that goal Wednesday with the announcement Northwestern Mutual acquires LearnVest to bring its financial planning program to millions of new consumers. Congrats to the entire LearnVest team!
"24.03.2015 23:31:45" reuters.com Accel launches $305 million India fund for early stage startups (Reuters) - Accel Partners, the venture capital that has backed companies like Facebook Inc and Flipkart, said on Tuesday it was launching an India-focused fund for $305 million, as the company bets on We are proud to announce a new $305 million India-focused fund to support seed, early & growth-stage companies.
"20.03.2015 21:28:04" seatgeek.com NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Find the best deals on tickets to upcoming NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament games on SeatGeek. Get recommendations and alerts about upcoming games, too. SeatGeek created an awesome way to follow #MarchMadness and buy seats.
"19.03.2015 17:54:48" PokitDok Hanging out with the Accel Partners team today at #AccelAPX!
"19.03.2015 13:34:43" Follow today's APX event on Twitter by using #AccelAPX – join the conversation and share your ideas with Segment Atlassian Slack Braintree URX HotelTonight and many others.
"18.03.2015 22:20:51" social.techcrunch.com Accel Bets Big On Startup-To-Startup APIs Uber isn't just Uber. It's Google Maps, Checkr background checks, Braintree payments, and Twilio texts. The best way to do business isn't to build it all.. Introducing the #APX Economy. TechCrunch explores the future and emergence of APIs.
"15.03.2015 03:37:46" The Next Web Getting around #SXSW is a lot of fun...!
Follow our full SXSW adventure here: http://tnw.to/sxsw15 Hootsuite representing at #SXSW
"13.03.2015 00:12:08" youtube.com Osmo Masterpiece "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" - Picasso
Introducing "Masterpiece" – a beautiful project and new app from Osmo.
"12.03.2015 20:46:42" venturebeat.com Osmo Masterpiece could turn every kid into an iPad artist | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi Osmo uses visual tricks and tracing to show children how to regain confidence in their drawing abilities. Congrats Osmo!
"11.03.2015 21:07:56" bloomberg.com Will an Apple Watch Make You More Productive at Work? Salesforce Senior Vice President Daniel Debow and Invoice2Go CEO Greg Waldorf discuss the impact of Apple Watch on the workplace. They speak on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg) Small businesses make more money when Invoice2go works with #AppleWatch | Bloomberg West's Cory Johnson talks with Invoice2go CEO Greg Waldorf.
"11.03.2015 19:58:04" hollywoodreporter.com Vox Media Launches Entertainment Division, Signs With WME (Exclusive) A version of this story first appeared in the March 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. "One of the powerful things about Vox is that they hit so many different verticals," says Daniel Porter, head of digital at WME. "There's a wealth of opportunities to tell stories that hit different audiences." Congrats Vox Media, Inc!
"08.03.2015 15:43:31" How great technology subtly, yet defiantly, changes our world.
"03.03.2015 18:46:57" cnbc.com Aussies know rugby, Uggs and Shiraz. But tech? Australia has never been known as a tech hub. But Aussie software companies are making waves in the U.S. and raising piles of cash. A great overview of Australia's emerging technology landscape from CNBC.
Aussie companies are "built to go global early, so they've already dealt with things like charging in multiple currencies, and Internet marketing in multiple countries." - Ric
"03.03.2015 17:13:12" theaccelblog.squarespace.com Entrepreneur Book Club (Part 2) Great entrepreneurs need to have conviction, especially in the face of obstacles, naysayers and doubters. At Accel, we are inspired by an entrepreneur's core belief in what they are doing, often despite seemingly insurmountable odds. This is why we s The Entrepreneur Book Club series provides insights and guidance for both entrepreneurs and the entire startup community. Today, we dive into Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, and Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon.
"02.03.2015 23:42:25" apple.com Apple - iPhone 6 World Gallery Incredible photos and videos shot by iPhone 6 users. Shot on iPhone 6: Apple hypes new "World Gallery" ad campaign with VSCO photos
"24.02.2015 22:54:25" businessinsider.com.au Xero just raised a whopping $US110.8 million from Accel Partners 2 new hires too We invest in companies like Xero because we believe in building technologies that support small businesses and small businesses owners. Welcome to the Accel family!
"21.02.2015 00:13:45" wired.com White House Names DJ Patil as the First US Chief Data Scientist | WIRED It's finally official: The White House has named DJ Patil its first ever Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. The White House names America's first Chief Data Scientist | A big congrats to our friend and former VP of product at RelateIQ, DJ Patil!
"20.02.2015 01:25:06" social.techcrunch.com Jeter's Players' Tribune Brings Fans Closer Than Ever to Athletes Through Primetime Video Newly launched sports portal, The Players' Tribune, the first-person multimedia site for athletes to tell their own stories (and Derek Jeter's second act.. An exciting new partnership between Derek Jeter's The Players' Tribune media network and Blue Jeans Network – adding "Primetime" video to bring athlete's voices and stories to life.
"18.02.2015 21:51:22" medium.com Online Content: We’re (Finally) on a Flight to Quality We’re still in the early innings, but companies like VICE, Netflix, VSCO and Vox have a chance to become important institutions in the fabric of our social, political and economic systems. The state of online content is rapidly changing, with companies like Vox Media, Inc, VSCO, Medium and others thriving by creating new, engaging consumer experiences. Accel's Ryan Sweeney explores what this means for startups, entrepreneurs, legacy me
"17.02.2015 21:17:41" Accel Partners
"17.02.2015 01:59:22" accelapxconference.com Accel APX Conference Find out more about this event - Thursday, March 19, 2015 50 tickets left for the first APX Conference, covering today's API Economy with Facebook Twitter Slack Atlassian Braintree Dropbox Hotel Tonight and many more. Sign up now!
"12.02.2015 00:31:21" Today, Jet.com gets one step closer to reshaping ecommerce for consumers and merchants. We're excited to support Marc and team. http://marcericlore.tumblr.com/post/110763660101/jet-announces-140-million-in-additional-funding
"11.02.2015 20:04:27" slashgear.com Nutshell from Prezi may be your new favorite iOS photo app - SlashGear Your pictures should tell a story, or at least that’s how Prezi feels. the company best known for making a visually stunning Powerpoint alternative now has +1 for Nutshell and Prezi
"10.02.2015 23:13:39" The Accel family was well represented in this year's FastCompany "Most Innovate Company" list, including Flipkart, LearnVest, Slack, Venmo, Spotify, Etsy, MyFitnessPal, Google Nest/Dropcam, Braintree, VSCO and Freshdesk. http://www.fastcompany.com/se
"09.02.2015 21:11:17" www.adweek.com The Next Evolution of YouTube - Video Startups Looking to Challenge YouTube's Dominance
"04.02.2015 22:25:31" gigaom.com Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M Under Armour, a Baltimore-based performance apparel brand, has been making aggressive investments in mobile fitness technology recently, and its latest purchase is a big one: The sportswear company announced on Wednesday that it had purchased MyFitne Congrats to the entire MyFitnessPal team on today's acquisition by Under Armour! A testament to a great community of 75 million users losing more than 200 million pounds.
"28.01.2015 18:55:35" www.forbes.com UserTesting, Which X-Rays 30,000 Sites, Raises $45.5 Million Via Accel UserTesting, a fast-growing Silicon Valley startup, has raised $45.5 million from venture investors led by Accel Partners. We are thrilled to welcome UserTesting to the Accel family! See more about how more than 30,000 companies are using the technology to radically improve user experiences.
"27.01.2015 17:41:01" On March 19, we'll unveil the #APX Economy with top founders and developers. Join us. http://accelapxconference.com/
"26.01.2015 16:30:28" www.businessinsider.com This Is The One App I Couldn't Live Without: Venmo Once you download Venmo, you'll never be able to go back. Why Venmo is the most important app on my phone
"21.01.2015 01:01:54" "So Yeah, We Tried Slack …" We tried to get Adam and the Sandwich video team to make us a video. They didn't want to because "products like that never work". Six months later, they were... So yeah, we tried Slack.
"20.01.2015 18:20:16" www.telegraph.co.uk 10 best apps to organise your life - Telegraph In work and at play, your smartphone can be an essential tool for managing your life. Here are the best apps to help you stay organised 10 of the best apps to organize your life – get started with MyFitnessPal Hotel Tonight and Dropbox
"15.01.2015 17:21:36" www.theverge.com Meet the tiny startup building self-navigating drones Some of the biggest news out of CES this year was the huge progress companies have made on technology that can help drones be aware of their surroundings, allowing them to sense objects and avoid... Welcome Skydio to the Accel family! You'll want to see what these guys are doing.
"14.01.2015 17:03:12" techcrunch.com Online Education Company Lynda.com Gets $186 Million For A Shopping Spree Online personal and professional continuing education company lynda.com has raised $186 million at a roughly $1 billion valuation to go shopping.. We are proud to support lynda.com in its quest to provide online eduction to anyone looking to achieve personal or professional goals!
"13.01.2015 21:07:19" techcrunch.com Stanford Dropouts’ “Argo” Raises $1.5M From Accel To Stitch Together Companies’ Small Data How do sales performance and social media campaigns influence each other? Most companies don't know because this data is siloed in different departments... We're excited to welcome Argo to Accel! The stealth company lifts the veil on its vision to build a data exploration tool that connects people across departments to help people collaborate.
"13.01.2015 01:09:15" www.businessweek.com Why the Ticket Market for College Football Championships Just Crashed The new playoff format stretches fans’ budgets to the breaking point Why is the ticket market for college football championships crashing? Bloomberg Businessweek talks with SeatGeek to learn more.
"07.01.2015 21:21:38" accelapxconference.com Introducing the Accel APX Conference Find out more about this event - Thursday, March 19, 2015 We're thrilled to announce the first Accel Partners #APX Conference | Space is limited, so sign up now!
"07.01.2015 17:29:24" Today, we are proud to announce that Artifact Uprising will be joining the VSCO family. http://vsco.it/WeStandUnited
With kindred visions and values, and after years of friendship and collaboration, the decision to unite with Artifact Uprising was Timeline Photos "We stand united" | VSCO acquires Artifact Uprising – creating books & prints from great photos.
"07.01.2015 00:08:36" www.netskope.com The Industry's First "Cloud Security for Dummies" Book industry's first cloud security best practices Get a free copy of the industry’s first “Cloud Security for Dummies” book from Netskope!
"05.01.2015 18:55:36" www.forbes.com Forbes' 30 Under 30 2015 Our fourth annual celebration is bigger than ever: 600 millennials in 20 fields — no repeats from years past and every one selected by a panel of A-list judges. Congrats to SwiftKey's Jon Reynolds, Etsy's Joe Lallouz and our own Arun Mathew!
"18.12.2014 19:59:17" theaccelblog.squarespace.com URX on Re-Aggregating the Web Native apps now account for more than 52 percent of consumers’ total digital media engagement, but still lack many of the major benefits of web experiences. We cannot search, link to or easily travel from one app into another. However, deep linking h "Re-aggregating the Web" | A new blog post from URX CEO John Milinovich
"12.12.2014 18:25:05" www.theverge.com Aloe Blacc's Holiday Gift Guide The eternally stylish Aloe Blacc shares his favorite gifts for the holiday season. The Verge and Vox Media, Inc debut a brilliant and innovative (sponsored) holiday gift guide.
"11.12.2014 21:32:37" techcrunch.com Google Announces The Top Apps, Movies, Music Of 2014 Google has just released its 'best stuff of the year' on Google Play for 2014, and in terms of most downloaded content, it's not all that different from.. Congrats MyFitnessPal on being named the top Health & Fitness app (AND the fastest-growing app category) of 2014 by Google!
"08.12.2014 19:06:46" theaccelblog.squarespace.com The Framework Behind Multi-Device Design Consumers are now surrounded by “companion” technology – devices that we wake up to, work out and eat dinner with and even sleep beside. Learn more about how designers are unpacking this paradigm. "The Framework Behind Multi-Device #Design" | A new blog post from Accel's Vas Natarajan
"04.12.2014 18:58:57" techcrunch.com Harvard-based Xfund Closes A $100M Second Fund Xfund, the investment firm based at Harvard, has closed a second fund of $100 million. Founded in January 2012 as as partnership between the university and.. We're proud to support Xfund in their new $100 million fund (Xfund 2)! Born at Harvard University with a new office in Silicon Valley, and open to startups and entrepreneurs nationwide.
"02.12.2014 22:12:20" theaccelblog.squarespace.com A Tale of Two Markets: When Cloud Computing and Big Data Collide Two burgeoning markets are fundamentally redefining enterprise software: Cloud Computing and Big Data. Today, very few companies are imbued with DNA from both of these markets at their very core. This post explores Sumo Logic as an enterprise-grade p A Tale of Two Markets: When Cloud Computing and Big Data Collide | read today's post from Accel's Jake Flomenberg, featuring Sumo Logic.
"02.12.2014 16:32:10" venturebeat.com How Stephen Hawking is using SwiftKey to communicate twice as fast Intel and SwiftKey have lifted the lid on an all-new platform it hopes will help Stephen Hawking, and millions like him, communicate more easily. A great story about how Steven Hawkings is using SwiftKey to communicate twice as fast.
"01.12.2014 18:17:50" www.nytimes.com Vox Media Valued at Nearly $400 Million After Investment The online publisher, with a quickly growing portfolio of lifestyle and news brands, will announce on Monday that it has just closed a $46.5 million round of financing from General Atlantic, a New York investment firm. Big news from Vox Media, Inc, home of SB Nation, Eater National, The Verge, Curbed National, Polygon and Racked. Congrats to one of the most exciting companies in the media industry!
"26.11.2014 03:57:28" time.com These Are the Top 10 Toys of 2014 This iPad game brings virtual play to life. A reflector equipped with artificial intelligence snaps over your iPad’s camera and can sense when objects are moving (or being drawn) on a pad in front of it. Osmo ranked as one of TIME's Top 5 Toys of 2014!
"21.11.2014 23:45:50" blog.grovo.com Grovo Voted the Best Place to Work in NYC Tech! The online training and tutorial platform that helps people find & use sites, and helps sites reach & educate users. Looking for a great tech company in New York? Check out Grovo, named by Internet Week New York as the 'Best Place to Work' in New York's tech industry!
"21.11.2014 01:13:35" www.inc.com 15 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015 These founders are coming off a very eventful 2014. We think they're just getting started. Inc. Magazine names its "15 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015" | Congrats to BIRCHBOX's Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp and Slack's Stewart Butterfield!
"20.11.2014 17:49:06" time.com The 25 Best Inventions of 2014 TIME's annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. Tangible Play turns heads on Time Magazine's "The 25 Best Inventions of 2014" | Osmo’s “reflective AI” attachment enables the iPad camera to interpret physical objects – allowing kids to mimic an onscreen pattern with colored tiles, for example, and
"19.11.2014 17:27:19" techcrunch.com Prezi Secures $57M Growth Round From Spectrum And Accel, Passes 50M Users Prezi, the cloud presentation platform that has been gradually eating away at Microsoft’s Powerpoint market share for the last few years, is poised to.. Congrats to the Prezi team!
- 50 million users (+100% year-over-year growth)
- 55,000 new users per day
- 160 million Prezis created
- 70 employees in San Francisco | 180 employees in Budapest
"14.11.2014 21:50:49" theaccelblog.squarespace.com Creating Culture: An Imperfect Recipe Without a recipe for creating a great and lasting culture, entrepreneurs rely on intuition to hire (and fire) those who amplify a company's culture. Andy Dunn explains his own formula to create a great culture that extends far beyond the office. NEW from the blog: "Creating Culture: An Imperfect Recipe" by Andy Dunn, CEO of Bonobos
"13.11.2014 16:48:54" www.fastcompany.com VSCO Cam 4.0 Lands With DSLR-Friendly Features—And Finally Comes To The iPad VSCO Cam grows up with new features that both amateurs and professionals can appreciate. Big news today from VSCO | #vscocam
"11.11.2014 18:07:52" news.spotify.com $2 Billion and Counting - A blog post written by Daniel Ek (@eldsjal)Taylor Swift is absolutely right: music is art, art has real value, and artists deserve to be paid for it. We started Spotify because we love music and ... $2 BILLION and counting: Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks music, piracy and Taylor Swift.
"06.11.2014 17:00:03" theaccelblog.squarespace.com Entrepreneur Book Club (Part 1) Startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from those with experience to help smooth the road ahead. Today, we debut our Entrepreneur Book Club, which will feature three books every month that provide insights and guidance as a beacon for We're excited to introduce our Entrepreneur Book Club. Each month, we'll extract the top lessons from two books to help you apply proven methodologies to your business. We start with Where Good Ideas Come From and Without Their Permission.
"04.11.2014 19:13:20" www.theverge.com Dropbox and Microsoft form surprise partnership for Office integration Microsoft and Dropbox are teaming up today to more closely integrate Dropbox into Office. The surprise partnership will benefit Dropbox users who use Office across desktop, mobile, and the web as... Congrats Dropbox and Microsoft! The Verge discusses the partnership that enables Office mobile apps to seamlessly sync to Dropbox.
"31.10.2014 20:27:35" Happy Halloween!
"31.10.2014 17:32:39" fortune.com Stewart Butterfield explains why Slack is worth more than $1 billion Slack has raised $120 million in new funding at a valuation north of $1 billion. How did it get so valuable so fast? Congrats to the Slack team on today's funding! Check out this Q&A with CEO Stewart Butterfield and Fortune Magazine's Dan Primack about how the communication-software company became so valuable.
"21.10.2014 17:18:10" techcrunch.com Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar | TechCrunch There's a brand new dance in venture capital, as investors have gone fashion-mad. After.. Interesting analysis about the state of fashion #startup investing (via CrunchBase, TechCrunch)
"17.10.2014 00:48:33" Osmo. Play Beyond the Screen. Pre-Order Osmo at https://www.playosmo.com/ There's digital gaming. There's real world fun. And then there's Osmo, a magical experience that merges the real ... We're proud to announce $12 million in funding to support Tangible Play in its quest to transform childhood education via technology that adds more personal, creative and engaging experiences! Today, Osmo, its iPad game platform that combines kids ap
"14.10.2014 16:37:14" techcrunch.com Checkr Snags $9 Million From Accel To Provide An API For Background Checks | TechCrunch Checkr offers a service that simplifies the mostly manual process of requesting background checks and makes it easy to integrate into a company's existing.. The company doing big things for the on-demand industry – Checkr is one company to keep an eye on (via TechCrunch)
"08.10.2014 17:43:19" theaccelblog.squarespace.com Segment is Becoming the Customer Data Hub Today, we’re excited to announce our Series A investment in Segment, a fast-growing data platform for developers, marketers and product leaders. Segment is building the modern customer data hub, helping teams deal with the deluge of customer data tha The best product teams rely on data to stay ahead. Data is the key ingredient to inform not just who your customer is, but where they’ve come from, what they’ve experienced and what they might do in the future. Managing and utilizing this data has be
"02.10.2014 23:55:39" theaccelblog.squarespace.com LA’s Tech Startup Scene Is Coming of Age After several decades of wondering when the Los Angeles tech scene would interact with the local entertainment business and generate new opportunities, things have finally come of age. Today, dozens of hot LA companies are gaining national and global LA’s Tech Startup Scene Is Coming of Age | A look into Silicon Beach and its growing tech and startup community
"29.09.2014 20:07:22" www.forbes.com How Teabox is Bringing Silicon Valley to the Darjeeling Tea Fields Kaushal Dugar became an entrepreneur at 6 years old. His friends loved comic books. He and his brother happened to be in possession of some sought-after issues. The idea came to him naturally: start a lending service, where his friends could exchange Kaushal Dugar in @Forbes discussing Teabox, the online teashop that he expects will revolutionize the centuries-old industry.
"25.09.2014 16:12:13" blogs.wsj.com Hootsuite Media Closes $60 Million Funding Round, ‘Heading Toward’ IPO The company enables enterprises to track and analyze what is being said about them and their brands across Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Hootsuite Closes $60 Million Funding Round, ‘Heading Toward’ IPO, via The Wall Street Journal
"23.09.2014 16:10:10" theaccelblog.squarespace.com Empowering the Small Business: Invoice2go x Accel Partners Today we announced a $35 million investment in Sydney, Australia-born Invoice2Go. Learn more about the investment, and about Accel's vision for small business-focused technology. There’s a subtle, yet opportunistic, revolution happening around the world. Small businesses owners are ditching the PC and turning to Apple and Google platforms for lightweight, mobile software to run their businesses. For the nearly 30 million smal
"22.09.2014 20:25:10" On September 9th, Accel Portfolio CEOs; speakers including: Satya Nadella, Pat Gelsinger, Barry Diller, Jay Carney and Godfrey Sullivan; and the Accel global team gathered at Stanford University for a day of sharing and networking. Thank you to all w Accel Partners 2014 CEO Summit On September 9th, Accel Portfolio CEOs; speakers including: Satya Nadella, Pat Gelsinger, Barry Diller, Jay Carney and Godfrey Sullivan; and the Accel global team gathered at Stanford University for a day of sharing and networking. Thank you to all w
"19.09.2014 15:49:30" theaccelblog.squarespace.com The Vexing Issue of the Bubble in Startup Land In an age where we build on top of platforms like cloud and mobile, where everything from customer acquisition to payments is essentially frictionless, the progression of valuations is completely nonlinear. When winners emerge and go global, they gen New on the blog: "The Vexing Issue of the Bubble in #Startup Land"
"17.09.2014 17:36:00" recode.net Pixate Launches With New Approach to Mobile Prototyping Pixate's product is designed to bridge the communications gap between engineers and designers as they work on a mobile application. Pixate, Inc. emerges from stealth mode with a new technology that lets designers create sophisticated animations and interactions for a new app, and refine their designs, without writing a single line of code. This is worth checking out.
"09.09.2014 19:00:00" On September 9th, Accel Portfolio CEOs; speakers including: Satya Nadella, Pat Gelsinger, Barry Diller, Jay Carney and Godfrey Sullivan; and the Accel global team gathered at Stanford University for a day of sharing and networking. Thank you to all w Accel Partners 2014 CEO Summit On September 9th, Accel Portfolio CEOs; speakers including: Satya Nadella, Pat Gelsinger, Barry Diller, Jay Carney and Godfrey Sullivan; and the Accel global team gathered at Stanford University for a day of sharing and networking. Thank you to all w
"28.08.2014 15:29:23" blogs.wsj.com SeatGeek Raises $35M for Sports, Entertainment ‘Ticket Search Engine’ Investor and Boston Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck said his investment firm will try to help the company make further inroads with pro teams. Welcome SeatGeek to the family! Accel leads a $35M round of funding for SeatGeek's sports and entertainment ‘Ticket Search Engine’ – joined by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Carmelo Anthony, Boston Celtics chief executive and others.
"21.08.2014 16:18:53" techcrunch.com Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action | TechCrunch Put down the calculator and ignore the data for a second. Contrary to popular belief, startup marketing is not all about quantitative metrics and growth.. Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action – from Accel's Kobie Fuller
"18.08.2014 20:08:33" www.gamesindustry.biz Industrial Toys and its Epic Gaming Experience Founder Tim Harris on the intergalactic depth of new game Midnight Star The Future of Mobile Games for Core Gamers – spotlight on the future of mobile gaming with Industrial Toys founder Tim Harris and Accel's Vas Natarajan.
"12.08.2014 16:07:12" "We led with our conviction rather than our rational, because rational said it was impossible." – Spotify CEO Daniel Elk
"08.08.2014 15:48:29" www.wired.com The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup | Business | WIRED Ariel Zambelich/WIRED Stewart is hungry. He’s munching on potatoes smothered in chicken fat drippings, sitting by a long metal table that once served as a gurney in the morgue at the Treasure Island Naval Base. It’s a prominent piece of furniture in Boring = Cool, with Slack. Great read from WIRED.
"01.08.2014 22:54:22" Food trucks, drinks, cornhole and music: An event bringing together 200 interns from around Silicon Valley to network with some of the most interesting startups (and our partners, of course). Accel Backyard Bash Food trucks, drinks, cornhole and music: An event bringing together 200 interns from around Silicon Valley to network with some of the most interesting startups (and our partners, of course).
"22.07.2014 19:47:13" theaccelblog.squarespace.com The Top TED Talks for Startups Founders A collection of our favorite TED talks for entrepreneurs and startups. The Top TED Talks for Startup Founders – new from the Accel Blog
"22.07.2014 16:27:14" www.theverge.com How Apple and Google plan to reinvent healthcare Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: "At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds," says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. "That’s above the... How Apple, Google and MyFitnessPal are reinventing healthcare and the digital health revolution.
"16.07.2014 16:08:26" Pond5 featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Craig Efstratis Pond5: Media for Makers Exciting news! We led a $61 million Series A in Pond5. Check out this great video with Pond5, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and our own John Locke. Read more at Fortune Magazine: http://bit.ly/1qfG8c3
"11.07.2014 18:32:57" recode.net Salesforce.com Acquires Startup RelateIQ The big data startup will become a wholly-owned subsidiary, according to a filing. Congrats to our friends at RelateIQ on its acquisition by Salesforce!
"10.07.2014 16:22:47" "Building a business can feel like it's you against the world..." – Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith
"09.07.2014 19:41:10" theaccelblog.squarespace.com How Top Brands Engage the Mobile, Connected Consumer As part of Accel's ongoing "Inside the Minds of Today’s Top Tech Marketing Leaders" series, AdRoll Senior Marketing Director Jackie Lamping shares advice and trends in building relationships with the mobile, connected consumer. New from the blog: How Top Brands Engage the Mobile, Connected Consumer (from AdRoll's Jackie Lamping)