Accel Partners is a venture capital firm that has been dedicated for over 25 years to supporting entrepreneurs who possess the unique insight to define new categories and build world-class companies. These entrepreneurs have led fundamental industry transformations rather than followed predefined market trends. Accel deeply shares the entrepreneur's passion for fundamental uniqueness and their courage to be first.
This emphasis on leadership has engendered category defining companies that have reshaped their industries and in many cases created entirely new sectors. Accel-backed companies have sparked many of the most significant revolutions in technology businesses, such as: Facebook, Dropbox, Spotify, Cloudera, SpringSource, Atlassian, and many others. Visit their website at www.accel.com.
Mayfield Fund is a global venture capital firm with $3 billion under management and a history of investing in relationships. Since its founding in 1969, it has raised 14 U.S. funds, one India fund and partnered with GSR Ventures who has raised three China-focused funds.
It is currently investing Mayfield XIV, a $365 million fund focused on investing in early-stage companies that are leveraging the themes of mobile, cloud/Saas, social, energy and big data. The firm believes that by investing in relationships, not just transactions, it can partner with entrepreneurs to build great companies that change the world. Over its 43-year history, the firm has invested in more than 530 companies, resulting in over 100 IPOs and more than 100 mergers and acquisitions. Some current breakthrough companies include: Appcelerator, Fab, Marketo, QuickOffice, Solarcity, StorSimple, Zenprise and many others. Visit our website at www.mayfield.com.
SAP Ventures, with more than US$1.4 billion under management, is an investment firm that seeks to partner with outstanding entrepreneurs and leading venture firms worldwide to build industry-leading businesses. SAP Ventures is an independent investment organization affiliated with SAP AG, the leading global enterprise software company. SAP Ventures leverages its relationship with SAP and its ecosystem for the benefit of its portfolio companies and underlying fund managers. SAP Ventures was founded in 1997 and has invested in more than 125 companies across five continents. For more information, visit www.sapventures.com. Follow SAP Ventures on Twitter at @SAP_Ventures.