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Arthur Patterson

Arthur enjoys working with start-up entrepreneurial teams in Software and Services. As the lead investor he has helped management teams develop their companies into market defining leaders. IPO’s of such companies include: Actuate, (Reporting); MetroPCS, (Cellular Carrier); Portal Software, (Internet Billing); UUnet/MCI-WorldCom, (ISP); and Veritas, (Storage). He has also been a Director/Investor in many other information technology Companies in both their private and public stages.

He is currently on the Boards of several private companies including: Aptana (Web 2.0 Cloud Infrastructure); Arcot Systems (Authentication); Centrify (AD Based Identity Management); Coremetrics (Marketing Spend Optimization); Integral Development (FX Trading Systems); Iron Planet (Heavy Equipment Online MarketPlace); NewlineNoosh (Print BPM); Recent private exits include: Counterpane (Security Monitoring and Response) sold to BT; Rapt (Media Inventory Optimization) sold to Microsoft; and Savi Technology (RFID based Supply Chain Management) sold to Lockheed Martin.

Prior to co-founding Accel Partners, Arthur was General Partner of Adler & Company. He started in venture capital at Citicorp Venture Capital. At Citicorp, he also managed a fund of publicly traded equities and was on the Equity Committee of Citicorp’s Investment Management Group. Previously, Arthur worked in Washington for the International office of the U.S. Treasury Department - International Monetary, Trade and Development Policy.

Arthur served as the President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and a Director of the National Venture Capital Association. He received an AB and an MBA from Harvard.

Arthur lives in San Francisco with his wife, Louise Muhlfeld, and their four still intermittently perfect children ages 15, 13, 11, and 7.

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