Accel Partners' 10 Greatest Hits

Accel bought into Mark Zuckerberg's global empire when it was just a humble Ivy League redoubt. That $12.7 million investment has paid off nicely, at least according to Goldman Sachs' most recent share purchase that values the company at $50 billion.

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Accel invested in comScore way back in 2001. The web data provider filed for an $86 million IPO in 2007, and the company now sports a market capitalization of $754.2 million.
In 2007, Accel participated in a $15 million fundraising round for the mobile advertising company, which got snapped up by Google in November 2009 for $750 million.

In 2009, Accel bought a stake in the highly successful group discount site during a $30 million investment round. Late last year, Groupon and its talking-cat mascot reportedly turned down a $6 billion takeover bid from Google.


Accel was in on a $5.5 million Series A fundraising round for the online video behemoth. In 2007, the company would raise another $59.5 million in a Series C capital raise. The company has said it expects to go public as soon as 2011, which is this year!

Accel invested in and parent Quidsi before agreed to buy the company for $500 million in November 2010.

Accel was an early investor in the wireless service provider. The company later raised $1.15 billion in an initial public offering.
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In January 2008, Accel took part in a $27 million fundraising round for the craft-retail site. By April 2010, the valuation of the company tripled.

Accel is also an investor in Glam Media, which pulls in 80 million unique viewers a month, about 80 times more than competitors like Glamour or Conde Nast.
In 2006, Accel was part of a $25 million fundraising round for the popular open-source file sharing company. Last week the company, one of the most popular torrent clients, passed 100 million users.

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