Sameer Gandhi is a venture capitalist and Partner at Accel Partners. He was previously Sequoia Capital where he focused on software and services investments. His deals at Sequoia included Barracuda Networks, eHarmony, Gracenote (acquired by Sony), Marketlive and Sourcefire. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1998, he was a Principal at Broadview, an investment banking firm specializing in information technology mergers and acquisitions. Earlier, he held technical field sales and consulting positions at Oracle. Sameer has a BSEE and MSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.