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.
Mark is a serial entrepreneur with experience of both the
technology and business aspects of running a startup.
In 2000, having worked in development, support and sales leadership roles at IBM and
Tivoli Systems, he co-founded Volantis Systems, the early pioneer of mobile Internet
content delivery platforms, where he served both as CTO and CEO, until the company’s
acquisition in 2011.
In 2012 he took up the role of VP Engineering at Causata Inc., an innovative platform
providing automated customer insights based on machine-learning and Big Data. Causata
was, in turn, acquired in 2013.
The following year, Mark decided to use some of the lessons learned in performance
management and capacity planning for that platform to build out a new company, as
co-founder of Skipjaq.
Mark has a degree in Politics from the University of Nottingham.
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".
James joined Accel in 2013 and focuses on enterprise software,
security, fintech and infrastructure.
Prior to joining Accel, he founded and ran BipSync, a SaaS-based research platform for
investment management. James also spent time on the tech banking team at Morgan Stanley
and as a corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, Shanghai and Hong
James grew up in Australia and graduated from the University of New South Wales and the
Stanford Graduate School of Business.