Accel Adds London Partner

Sonali De Rycker has joined venture capital firm Accel Partners as a London-based partner. She previously was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs.



Accel Partners, one of the leading global venture capital firms, today announced that Sonali De Rycker will be joining the firm's London office as Partner. Sonali has over eight years of investment experience in early stage technology companies with Atlas Venture in London. Prior to Atlas Venture, Sonali was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sonali joins the current team of nine investment professionals in the London office and brings a deep knowledge of the consumer internet and software markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sonali to the firm,” said Managing Partner Kevin Comolli. “She is immensely talented and her strong domain expertise, her excellent reputation with entrepreneurs and the venture community and her extensive investment experience are a great complement to our team.”

Accel Partners has more than $4bn under management with offices in Palo Alto, London and China (via the IDG-Accel Partnership), and is focused on investing in early stage technology companies in the areas of consumer internet, enterprise software, networking and mobile.

“I am thrilled to be joining Accel. It is an exceptional group of people committed to building game-changing technology businesses. They have the talent, the reputation and a successful global platform