Ping Li

Based in
Bay Area, USA
Specializing In
Early
Growth

Ping Li joined Accel in 2004 and focuses on investing in business software applications and cloud native technology platforms.

He is the lead investor and board member at Jelly.ai, Split.io, Sysdig, Snyk and Trifacta.Ping is also active in cybersecurity as an investor at Code42, Illumio, Lookout Mobile Security, and Tenable Network Security (NASDAQ).

He was responsible for numerous past investments with notable exits, including Arista (NASDAQ), Blue Jeans (acquired by Verizon), Cloudera (NYSE), Demisto (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Heptio (acquired by VMware), Nimble Storage (NYSE), RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce), Semmle (acquired by MSFT/GitHub), and Sumo Logic (NASDAQ). Prior to Accel, Ping served as product line manager and director of corporate development at Juniper Networks. He started his technology career in Asia working for Singapore Telecom and Goldman Sachs Asia's technology practice.

Ping advises the Accel Scholars program at Stanford University, where he works with Ph.D. students learning about entrepreneurship.

Ping is from New Jersey and graduated from Harvard and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Focus

Cloud/SaaS

Enterprise IT

Security

Relationships
Arista
Initial Investment
2012

Andy Bechtolsheim

Ken Duda

Jayshree Ullal (CEO)

Software-driven, cognitive cloud networking for large-scale datacenter and campus environments
NYSE: ANET

Blue Jeans Network
Series A
2009

Quentin Gallivan (CEO)

Alagu Periyannan

Krish Ramakrishnan

Cloud-based video communication platform
Acquired by Verizon

Cloudera
Seed / Series A
2008

Amr Awadallah

Jeff Hammerbacher

Tom Reilly

Data management and analytics platform
NYSE: CLDR

Code 42
Series A
2012

Brian Bispala

Mitch Coopet

Matt Dornquast

Joe Payne (CEO)

Data loss protection, visibility and recovery solutions

Demisto
Series A
2015

Rishi Bhargava

Slavik Markovich

Guy Rinat

Dan Sarel

Automated incident response platform for security operations
Acquired by Palo Alto Networks

Heptio
Series A
2016

Joe Beda

Craig McLuckie

Support for the Kubernetes ecosystem

Acquired by VMware

Illumio
Initial Investment
2015

PJ Kirner

Andrew Rubin

Adaptive segmentation cloud security

Jellyfish
Seed
2017

Philip Braden

David Gourley

Andrew Lau

Engineering management platform

Klaviyo
Initial Investment
2020

Andrew Bialecki

Ed Hallen

Email marketing and SMS marketing platform for E-commerce

Lookout
Series B
2010

Jim Dolce (CEO)

John Hering

Kevin Mahaffey

Mobile cybersecurity

Moonfish
Seed
2019

Craig Campbell

George Zeng

Personalized flight-tracking platform

Nimble Storage
Series A
2007

Umesh Maheshwari

Varun Mehta

Suresh Vasudevan (CEO)

Predictive cloud infrastructure

Acquired by HP

relateIQ
Series A
2012

Adam Evans

Steve Loughlin

Relationship intelligence platform for professional teams.

Acquired by Salesforce

Semmle
Series A
2014

Pavel Avgustinov

Oege De Moor

Julian Tibble

Code analysis platform

Acquired by GitHub

Snorkel AI
Seed
2019

Alex Ratner

Chris Re

Data-First Platform for Enterprise AI

Snyk
Series A
2018

Danny Grander

Assaf Hefetz

Peter McKay (CEO)

Guy Podjarny

Developer-first security for organizations using open-source platforms

Split
Seed
2015

Adil Aijaz

Brian Bell (CEO)

Pato Echagüe

Trevor Stuart

Feature delivery platform

Sumo Logic
Initial Investment
2012

Christian Beedgen

Kumar Saurabh

Ramin Sayer (CEO)

Log management and analytics

NASDAQ: SUMO

Sysdig
Series A
2014

Loris Degioanni

Suresh Vasudevan (CEO)

Security, compliance and performance for devops workflows

Tenable
Series A
2012

Renaud Deraison

Ron Gula

Jack Huffard

Amit Yoran (CEO)

Cybersecurity risk monitoring

NASDAQ: TENB

Trifacta
Series A
2012

Jeff Heer

Joe Hellerstein

Sean Kandel

Adam Wilson (CEO)

AI-powered data cleaning and preparation platform

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