Sameer Gandhi joined Accel in 2008 and focuses on consumer, software and services companies. He also works closely with Accel’s India team.
Sameer led Accel's early investments in BirchBox, Bonobos, Crowdstrike, Diapers.com (acquired by Amazon), DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam (acquired by Google), Learnvest (acquired by Northwestern Mutual), Plex, Raise, Spotify and Venmo (acquired by Braintree).
Sameer's work with Accel India led to the first outside investments in Flipkart, BookMyShow, Myntra and Taxi4Sure (acquired by OLA) – four of India’s most prominent technology companies today.
Prior to Accel, Sameer was a partner at Sequoia and led investments in companies like Barracuda Networks, Gracenote, Trulia (acquired by Zillow) and Sourcefire.
Sameer is from Gaithersburg, Maryland and graduated from MIT and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jul, 2008 - Current (about 8 years)
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|May 27, 2015||Fast Company - Drone Giant DJI And Top VC Firm Accel Partners Launch A $10 Million Drone Fund|
|May 27, 2015||Re/code - Accel and DJI Announce Their $10 Million Drone Fund|
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