Andrew Braccia joined Accel in 2007 bringing with him a decade of operational and leadership experience. His primary areas of investment interest include Consumer Internet and Software businesses with a focus on web search, digital media, online gaming and online advertising.
Andrew currently sits on the board of Cloudera, the distributor of the popular Apache Hadoop open source software package, OpenX, the world's leading Open Source Ad Server, High Gear Media, a next generation automotive content and advertising network, SB Nation, the fastest growing network of sports communities, and TRUSTe, the leading internet privacy services provider. Andrew also led Accel's investment in Tiny Speck, the maker of the online game Glitch and currently helps lead Accel's investment activity in the FB Fund.
Prior to Accel, Andrew held a variety of senior roles in business development, general management and operations with Yahoo! He began his career with the company in 1998, as a member of Yahoo's early business development team.
Most recently he served as vice president of Yahoo! Search, where he was responsible for all business and operational aspects of Yahoo's consumer search business. In this capacity, he played a key role in helping to lead the company's entry into the social search arena with the launch of Yahoo! Answers and the acquisition and integration of Del.icio.us. As a member of the original operating team that led the development of Yahoo in-house search technology, he also played a significant role in the acquisition and integration of several companies, including Inktomi, Overture, Alta Vista, and FAST. In addition, he helped lead the acquisition of Flickr, an important component of Yahooâ€™s emerging community and social search strategy.
Previously, Andrew served as vice president and general manager of Yahoo Marketplace division, which includes Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Real Estate, and Yahoo! Autos all leading commerce sites in their respective categories under his leadership.
Andrew graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. And currently serves on the National Board of Advisors for DonorsChoose.org an online charity connecting donors to teachers and students in need.
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