Vas Natarajan helps to lead early and growth stage investments in the B2B, Big Data, SaaS, developer services, and creative media/online gaming sectors at Accel. He also helps to lead initiatives with the firm’s Big Data Fund. Vas is actively involved with Accel’s investments in 99designs, a crowdsourcing design services marketplace; Atlassian, a developer-focused project management and collaboration tools provider; LightSpeed, creator of the leading Apple/Mac-centric retail management platform; lynda.com, the leading provider of subscription software and business training videos; and Qualtrics, an enterprise research and analytics software platform. Prior to joining Accel, Vas was with Insight Venture Partners in New York where he invested in a variety of growth-stage investments in the infrastructure, data services, and consumer internet spaces. Vas graduated with high honors from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where he was a Dean's Award recipient. He is originally from Princeton, NJ.