John Locke

Based in
Bay Area, USA
Specializing In
Growth

John Locke joined Accel in 2010 and helps lead the firm’s growth fund.

Over the last decade, John has led or worked closely on Accel's investments in Braintree/Venmo (acquired by PayPal), Crowdstrike (CRWD), Galileo, GoFundMe, Lightspeed (LSPD), Monzo, QMC Telecom, The Zebra, Tenable (TENB), WorldRemit, and Xero (XRO), as well as a number of other companies.

John grew up in Ashland, Ohio and graduated from Princeton.

Focus

Cloud/SaaS

Consumer

Fintech

Relationships
Algolia
Series A
2015

Bernadette Nixon (CEO)

Nicolas Dessaigne

Julien Lemoine

Web search and discovery platform for businesses

Braintree
Series A
2011

Bill Ready (CEO)

Bryan Johnson

Global payment solutions
Acquired by PayPal

CrowdStrike
Series B
2013

George Kurtz

Dmitri Alperovitch

Comprehensive, cloud-native enterprise security solutions

NASDAQ: CRWD

Galileo
Series B
2019

Clay Wilkes

Payment processing solutions platform

Acquired by SoFi

GoFundMe
Series A
2015

Tim Cadogan (CEO)

Andy Ballester

Brad Damphousse

Crowdfunding platform

Invoice 2go
Series A
2014

Mark Lenhard (CEO)

Chris Strode

Invoice app for professionals

Lightspeed
Series A
2012

Dax Dasilva

Point-of-sale management software for restaurant and retail

CN: LSPD

Monzo
Initial Growth Investment
2018

Tom Blomfield

Jonas Huckestein

UK-based online banking platform

OzForex
Series A
2010

Matthew Gilmour

International money transfer service

ASX: OFX

Pond5
Series A
2014

Jason Teichman (CEO)

Tom Bennett

Marcus Engene

Content marketplace for filmmakers

SeatGeek
Series B
2014

Jack Groetzinger

Russell D'Souza

Mobile-focused ticketing platform for events

Tenable
Series A
2012

Renaud Deraison

Ron Gula

Jack Huffard

Amit Yoran (CEO)

Cybersecurity risk monitoring

NASDAQ: TENB

The Zebra
Series B
2017

Keith Melnick (CEO)

Adam Lyons

Joshua Dziabiak

Auto and home insurance comparison platform

Venmo
Seed
2010

Andrew Kortina

Iqram Magdon-Ismail

Mobile payment solutions for consumers

Acquired by Braintree/PayPal

WorldRemit
Seed
2012

Breon Corcoran (CEO)

Ismail Ahmed

International money transfer service

WyzAnt
Series A
2013

Andrew Geant

Mike Weishuhn

Online marketplace for finding private tutors

QMC
Initial Growth Investment
2014

Rafael Somoza

Jose Stella

Puerto Rico-based wireless cellular telecommunication tower provider

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