Adrian has been involved in open-source infrastructure companies for more than 20 years,
having previously held CTO roles with SpringSource, VMware and Pivotal. He joined Accel
in 2014 as a venture partner in London working with software-based companies across
Europe, and is a board member or observer for ClusterHQ, SKIPJAQ and Weaveworks.
Adrian is originally from London. He writes
, a CS blog reviewing a mix of the latest research and
papers in computer
Bruce joined Accel in 1997 and helped found the London office. He primarily focuses on
enterprise software with a particular interest in open source, analytics and data
Bruce was responsible for Accel's investment in Amobee (acquired by SingTel), Ajuba
Solutions (acquired by Interwoven), Causata (acquired by Nice Systems), comScore
(public), Forgerock, Itemfield (acquired by Informatica), MindCandy, Offermatica
(acquired by Omniture), OpenGamma, Qliktech (Nasdaq: QLIK), Qubit, Responsys (acquired
by Oracle) and Streambase (acquired by TIBCO).
Bruce is from Chicago and graduated from Columbia and the Stanford Graduate School of
Tom has co-founded a numerous companies including IntecTelecom (ITL) which was listed on
the London Stock Exchange in 2001. Tom is an advisor, and early stage investor in a
number of tech companies including; Zendesk (ZEN); Umantis; Roc-Group; Onelogin and
Paul has held a number of senior executive roles in major enterprise software businesses
and he brings extensive knowledge of global marketing, technology inside and operations
expansion to SKIPJAQ. Until March 2003 Paul served as president and COO of Siebel
Systems Inc., a leading provider of e-Business application solutions.
Prior to that, Paul served as CEO of SAP America, Inc., and was an executive board
member of SAP AG. During his eight year tenure at SAP, Paul oversaw operations in North,
South, and Central America, as well as worldwide marketing and partner relationships.
Paul also helped guide product development, was responsible for introducing R/3
worldwide and grew SAP America, Inc. over $ 2billions revenue and to be the most
profitable division of the world-renowned software company. Paul is currently on the
Board of Qliktech Inc., ICWAG and Trufa Inc. and has served on the Board of Directors at
Lawson Software and Causata Inc.
Rob is most well known as a co-founder of SpringSource, the
software company behind the wildly-successful Spring Framework. At SpringSource he was a
core contributor to the Spring Framework and led the team that built dm Server (now
Prior to SpringSource, Rob was (at the age of 19) co-founder and CTO at Cake Solutions,
a boutique consultancy in Manchester, UK.
A respected author, speaker and teacher, Rob writes and talks frequently about
large-scale systems, cloud architecture and functional programming. His published works
include the highly-popular Spring Framework reference "Pro Spring".