Partner, Accel Partners
Sameer Gandhi joined Accel in 2008 and focuses on consumer Internet, software and services investments. He is responsible for investments such as Bonobos, Collective, Crowdstrike, Dropbox, Dropcam, Flipkart, Hailo, Opower, Plex, Quidsi (parent of diapers.com and soap.com, acquired by Amazon.com), ScaleArc, Sonatype, Spotify, StumbleUpon, Venmo (acquired by Braintree/eBay) and Yapstone. Prior to joining Accel, Sameer was a partner with Sequoia Capital, where he led investments such as Barracuda Networks (NYSE: CUDA), Dropbox, eHarmony, Gracenote (acquired by Sony), Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE) and Trulia (NYSE: TRLA). Sameer previously worked at Broadview, an investment banking firm specializing in technology mergers and acquisitions, and at Oracle. He is the former president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and has been named to the Forbes Midas List for Top Tech Investors. Sameer has a BSEE and MSEE from M.I.T. and an MBA from Stanford.