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Mr. Ryan J. Sweeney

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Partner

Accel Partners BV
428 University Ave
Palo Alto, California 94301
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • University of Notre Dame
  • MBA
    Harvard University
  • M.B.A.
    Harvard Business School
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Accel Partners | Worldwide | Home
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Ryan currently is active with the boards of Atlassian, a creator of software development and collaboration tools; Qualtrics, a SaaS provider of enterprise data collection and analysis products; Hootsuite, a SaaS provider of social-media marketing and management tools; LightSpeed, the leading Apple/Mac-centric retail management platform; Wyzant, a leading education marketplace linking students with tutors; and 99designs, a marketplace for crowdsourced web design.
His prior boards and investments include Braintree (acquired by eBay/Paypal), a developer-centric software company simplifying online, mobile, and peer-to-peer payments; Groupon (IPO), a global marketplace linking consumers with local merchants; Airwatch (acquired by VMware), the leading mobile security and device management software platform; and OzForex (IPO), an online foreign exchange payments marketplace for SMBs. Ryan also helped lead Accel's investments in lynda.com, a provider of online videos and instructional training to enterprises; and Squarespace, a premier web and mobile publishing platform.
Prior to Accel, he spent nearly a decade in the Boston area at Summit Partners leading technology growth investments. Ryan resides in the Bay Area with his wife and two sons, yet maintains a strong allegiance to the four major professional sports teams in Philadelphia (as will his boys). He also serves on the board of the University of Notre Dame's Center for Entrepreneurship. Ryan graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame and also received an MBA from Harvard.
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OMERS: HootSuite Raises $165 Million to Fuel Growth and Innovation
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"As the first institutional investor and largest pre-IPO owner in Facebook, we have long believed in the inevitable relevance of social networks and social media at the consumer level," says Ryan Sweeney, Managing Partner of Accel Partners.
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With this investment, Jeff Leiberman, Manager Director at Insight Venture Partners, Ryan Sweeney, Managing Partner at Accel Partners, and John Ruffolo, Chief Executive Officer of OMERS Ventures have joined HootSuite's Board of Directors.
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"This is our largest investment in mobile enterprise to date," said Ryan Sweeney, general partner at Accel.
Board of Directors | USForex Foreign Exchange
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Ryan leads investments in enterprise software/SaaS, consumer Internet, and financial technology companies for Accel. He was part of the teams that led Accel's investments in Groupon, a global marketplace linking consumers with local merchants, and lynda.com, the leading provider of online videos and instructional training. Ryan is also active with the boards of 99designs, the premier marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design; Atlassian, the leader in software tools for streamlining product development; Braintree, a leading software platform powering online and mobile commerce; LightSpeed, the creator of the leading Apple/Mac-centric retail management platform; OzForex, a global online foreign exchange payments platform; Qualtrics, the leading real-time enterprise research and analytics software platform; and Squarespace, a premier web and mobile publishing platform. Prior to joining Accel, Ryan spent nearly a decade in the Boston area at Summit Partners leading technology growth investments. He started his career at William Blair & Company in Chicago, where he was actively involved in M&A and equity financings for high-growth, middle-market companies. Ryan also spent time in business development at The Mentor Network, a leading behavioral healthcare company headquartered in Massachusetts.
Board of Directors | OzForex Foreign Exchange
www.ozforex.com.au, 21 Sept 2013 [cached]
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Ryan leads growth investments in Software/SaaS, Consumer Internet, Financial Technology, and Payments companies for Accel. He was part of the team that led Accel's investment in Groupon, a global marketplace linking consumers with local merchants. Ryan is also active with the boards of 99designs, the leading marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design; Atlassian, the leader in software tools for streamlining product development; Braintree, a leading software platform powering online and mobile commerce; Gameforge, a developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs); OzForex, an online foreign exchange payments platform; and Squarespace, a premier web publishing platform.
Prior to joining Accel, Ryan spent nearly a decade in the Boston-area at Summit Partners leading growth investments, recapitalisations and debt financings totalling over $750 million. He started his career as an investment banker at William Blair & Company in Chicago, where he was actively involved in M&A and equity financings for high growth, middle-market companies. Ryan also spent time in business development at The Mentor Network, a leading behavioural healthcare company headquartered in Massachusetts.
Ryan received a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, graduating magna cum laude in Economics and Finance, and remains actively involved with the University as an alumnus. He also received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Ryan resides in the Bay Area with his wife and two sons, yet maintains a strong allegiance to the four major professional sports teams in Philadelphia (as will both of his boys).
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