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Mr. Ryan J. Sweeney

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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

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
  • Board Member


  • B.B.A.
    University of Notre Dame
  • M.B.A.
    Harvard Business School
109 Total References
Web References
BoardPlusnineone | Plusnineone, 13 Oct 2014 [cached]
The round was led by Accel Partners and Ribbit Capital, with Accel partner Ryan Sweeney joining Invoice2go's board of directors.
"The ability to stay profitable while ..., 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
"The ability to stay profitable while in hyper-growth is very difficult to do, and Qualtrics is one of those rare success stories," said Ryan Sweeney, General Partner, Accel Partners.
OMERS: HootSuite Raises $165 Million to Fuel Growth and Innovation, 1 Aug 2013 [cached]
"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.
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.
Board of Directors | OzForex Foreign Exchange, 21 Sept 2013 [cached]
Ryan Sweeney
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).
IMN - Board of Directors, 21 Nov 2008 [cached]
Ryan Sweeney , Director Principal, Northbridge Growth Equity Previously, Mr. Sweeney was a Vice President at Summit Partners, where he invested in and was actively involved as a board member with companies in the software, financial and business services sectors. He also worked in strategic development at The Mentor Network, as an Associate at Summit Partners prior to business school, and in the mergers and acquisitions group at William Blair & Company. Mr. Sweeney holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.
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