Sameer Gandhi

Based in
Bay Area, USA
Specializing In
Early
Growth

Sameer Gandhi joined Accel in 2008 and focuses on consumer, cloud/saas, and media companies.

Sameer is responsible for Accel's investments in Aura, Bonobos (acquired by Walmart), CrowdStrike (CRWD), Diapers.com (acquired by Amazon), DJI, Dropbox (DBX), Dropcam (acquired by Google), Eagle Eye Networks, Flipkart (acquired by Walmart), Jet (acquired by Walmart), Freshworks, Plex, Sonatype (acquired by Vista), Spotify (SPOT), and Venmo (acquired by Braintree/PayPal).

Sameer is from Maryland and graduated from MIT and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Focus

Consumer

Cloud/SaaS

Media

Relationships
Aura
Series A
2018

Hari Ravichandran (CEO)

Personal privacy and security solutions for consumers and small businesses

Book My Show
Series A
2012

Ashish Hemrajani

Rajesh Balpande

Parikshit Dar

India-based online entertainment platform

Bonobos
First Venture Investment
2010

Andy Dunn

Brian Spaly

Digitally-native mens fashion brand
Acquired by Walmart

Bounce
Series A
2018

Varun Agni

Vivekananda Hallekere

Anil G

Keyless bike rental service

CrowdStrike
Series B
2013

George Kurtz

Dmitri Alperovitch

Comprehensive, cloud-native enterprise security solutions

NASDAQ: CRWD

Deserve
Series A
2015

Kalpesh Kapadia

Private label and affinity credit card solutions

DJI
Series B
2015

Frank Wang

UAV platform with high-performance software, high-resolution imaging and advanced hardware

Donut
Seed
2018

Dan Manian

A software tool that helping others connect virtually

Dropbox
Series A
2008

Drew Houston

Arash Ferdowsi

Content storage, sharing, and collaboration service for businesses and consumers

NASDAQ: DBX

Dropcam
Series A
2010

Greg Duffy

Aamir Virani

Wireless video camera and cloud recording service

Acquired by Nest (Google)

Eagle Eye Networks
Series E
2020

Dean Drako

Cloud video surveillance

Fictiv
Seed
2014

Dave Evans

Nathan Evans

On-demand manufacturing platform

Flipkart
Seed
2008

Kalyan Krishnamurthy (CEO)

Binny Bansal

Sachin Bansal

The leading e-commerce store for India

Acquired by Walmart

Freshworks
Seed / Series A
2011

Girish Mathrubootham

Shan Krishnasamy

Cloud-native customer engagement solutions

Jet
Series A
2014

Marc Lore

Mike Hanrahan

Nate Faust

E-commerce platform connecting shoppers to retailers

Acquired by Walmart

Learnvest
Series A
2010

Alexa Von Tobel

Personal financial planning services

Acquired by Northwestern Mutual

Plex Systems
Series A
2012

Bill Berutti (CEO)

Cloud-native smart manufacturing solutions

Raise
Initial Growth Investment
2015

Jay Klauminzer (CEO)

George Bousis

Retail gift card and payment solutions

Sonatype
Series B
2010

Wayne Jackson (CEO)

Security solutions for developers and dev-ops

Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Spotify
Initial Investment
2011

Daniel Ek

Martin Lorentzon

Global music and podcast streaming service

NYSE: SPOT

USPL Wrogn
Series A
2012

Anjana Reddy

India-native fashion brand house

Venmo
Seed
2010

Andrew Kortina

Iqram Magdon-Ismail

Mobile payment solutions for consumers

Acquired by Braintree/PayPal

World View
Initial Growth Investment
2018

Ryan Hartman (CEO)

Jane Poynter

Taber MacCallum

Alan Stern

Flight systems and operations for nearspace earth observation applications

YapStone
Series B
2011

Frank Mastrangelo (CEO)

Tom Villante

Matt Golis

Online and mobile payment solutions for marketplaces

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Diapers.com
Initial Investment
2008

Marc Lore

eCommerce store for all things baby
Acquired by Amazon

OPOWER
Initial Investment
2010

Daniel Yates

Alex Laskey

Cloud-based customer engagement and energy efficiency solutions for utilities

NYSE:OPWR. Acquired by Oracle

Rylo
Seed
2015

Alex Karpenko

Chris Cunningham

High-definition video video editing software and cameras

Acquired by VSCO

Trulia
Series B
2005

Pete Flint

Sami Inkinen

Real Estate portal for new home buyers and agents

NYSE: TRLA, Acquired by Zillow Group

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