Philippe BotteriPartner at Accel
Philippe joined Accel in 2011 after working in the technology industry for more than 15 years, including close to ten years in Silicon Valley. Philippe focuses on cloud computing, enterprise and marketplace businesses. He is responsible for the firm’s investments in Docusign (NASDAQ: DOCU), Peopledoc (acq. by Ultimate Software), Blablacar (ridesharing community), Algolia (search-as-a-service), Payfit (online payroll), Doctolib (healthcare SaaS), Fiverr (freelance marketplace), Snyk (security) and Chainalysis (Blockchain forensics and compliance)and UI Path (Robotic Process Automation). He also co-led Accel’s investment in Crowdstrike (security).
Prior to joining Accel, Philippe worked five years in the Menlo Park office of Bessemer Venture Partners, a global venture firm, where he led or supported investments in early and late stage companies in the US and Europe, including: Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), Eloqua: NASDAQ: ELOQ, acq. By Oracle), Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), Bizo (acq. LinkedIn) and Intacct (acq. Sage).
Before joining Bessemer, Philippe spent eight years with the high-tech practice of McKinsey in Silicon Valley and Europe, specializing in the software and Internet industries. During that time, Philippe worked on the development of Internet start-ups, was a key contributor to the firm’s work with “on-demand” software, and advised clients on sales and growth strategies.
Philippe also served in the French Navy. A frequent speaker at cloud-computing events, Philippe has authored several posts on his blog “Cracking The Code”
Philippe holds an MS in Science from the Ecole Polytechnique and an MS in Engineering from the Ecole des Mines. Philippe also serves on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board of Ecole Polytechnique.
Specialties: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Internet, Digital Media, Online Advertising, Enterprise Software, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Security, Mobile, Online Marketplaces