IDCEE 2013: Be First - Philippe Botteri (Accel Partners)


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Philippe Botteri participated in the IDCEE 2013 Panel "Agency model: new trend for VC smart money"

Philippe has worked in the technology industry for the past 15 years, including close to ten years in Silicon Valley. Since joining Accel, Philippe's focus has primarily been on Cloud Computing, Big Data and Internet sectors. He is responsible for the firm’s investment in Blablacar, the leading European ridesharing community, Docusign, the global SaaS leader in electronic signature and Hailo the global cab e-hailing mobile network. He also co-led Accel's investment in HouseTrip, the next generation holiday rental booking website. Prior to joining Accel, Philippe worked five years in the Menlo Park office of Bessemer Venture Partners, a global venture firm, where he led or supported investments in early and late stage companies in the US and Europe, including in particular Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), Eloqua NASDAQ: ELOQ) and Criteo.

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  • IDCEE 2013: Be First - Philippe Botteri (Accel Partners)

    1. 1. | BE FIRST Firm Overview
    2. 2. My background: from Europe to Silicon Valley… and back! ® 1998-2006 Paris – Silicon Valley 2006-2011 Silicon Valley Since 2011 London Accel Confidential 2
    3. 3. ® Our Experience With a 30-year history, Accel has the accumulated knowledge, resources and connections to help accelerate your growth and market leadership • Founded in 1983 • Actively managing over $9 billion in capital • Investments - • Over 400 investments made internationally - • Seed Early Stage Growth Equity 125+ public offerings 125+ mergers or sales Over $175 billion in market value generated Technology Focus Areas - Accel Confidential Software and Service / SaaS Networking and Infrastructure Internet / Digital Media and Consumer Technologies 3
    4. 4. A Global Firm ® ACCEL ACCEL LONDON - 2000 ACCEL PALO ALTO - 1983 BEIJING - 2005 ACCEL ACCEL NEW YORK - 2011 ACCEL SHANGHAI - 2005 BANGALORE - 2007 Accel Confidential 4
    5. 5. Our Unique Positioning ® Accel combines the innovative spirit of a venture capital firm with the patient approach of a late-stage investor Accel Confidential 5
    6. 6. ® Key trends we are betting on Software & Cloud Services Gaming Mobile Social Next Generation ecommerce & marketplaces Emerging Geographies Accel Confidential 6
    7. 7. ® Three Key Areas of Focus in Software SaaS & Cloud • Data Driven Applications: next-gen visualization tools and apps leveraging data to increase productivity • Mobile Driven Applications: next-gen apps taking full advantage of mobility • Vertical solutions: in sectors requiring specific workflow and mobile solutions Big Data • Storage: flash, cloud & converged infrastructure • Software-Defined Networking: software to intelligently manage networks • Next-Generation Data Frameworks: open-source data frameworks to compute across large, complex data sets • Data Products: applications to collect, cleanse, and analyze data • Accel has raised Big Data Fund I (Nov 2011) and Big Data Fund II (June 2013 focusing on data driven software) Security • Perimeter Protection: technologies to disrupt the traditional security stack • Behavioral Threat Recognition: new “sandbox” tools and other remediation products • Incident Response: a new generation of services & data players in threat intelligence and remediation Accel Confidential 7
    8. 8. How We Help Our Portfolio Recruiting • Leverage network of contacts to help recruit key managers (e.g., Hired best of breed talent for Facebook, Atlassian, Playfish in the early days) • Leverage Accel’s strong brand to attract best talents Internationalization ® • Assist with recruiting, partnerships and M&A (particularly B2B) • Advise & share best practices in areas such as market prioritization, financial & tax optimization, payment processing, systems scaling, marketing and PR Partnerships • Leverage Accel’s network of contacts amongst all major tech partners and potential partners (Cisco, SalesForce, Oracle, Google etc.) • Help with partnership opportunities across wide-range of Accel portfolio companies Commercial Expertise • Share expertise in areas such as customer acquisition, brand building, distribution partnerships, social engagement and mobile (e.g., Qliktech rethink its sales model and take sales from $10M to $200M in 5 years ) M&A Exit Optimization Accel Confidential • Assist in identifying potential M&A opportunities (key relationships with bankers and internal sourcing) • Work with portfolio on select M&A strategy (e.g., organised 5-day workshop with Docusign to meet potential partners and acquisition candidates • Assist with key relationships with strategic acquirers in Europe and the US (e.g., helped Playfish establish a relationship with John Riccitiello at EA) • Help recruit key board members and bankers in preparation for an IPO 8
    9. 9. ® Thank you! Follow me on Twitter @pbotteri Accel Confidential 9
    10. 10. ® Disclaimer This document has been prepared by Accel Partners Management LLP (hereinafter Accel). Accel is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales with registered number OC303424, having its registered office at 16 St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1ER. Accel is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (the "FSA") and is entered on the FSA register with registration number 222503. This document is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer or a recommendation to purchase or sell any security or service. It is not intended for distribution, publication, or use in any jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, or use would be unlawful. This document forms part of a presentation to persons who have been invited to attend such presentation and must be read and considered in the context of that presentation only. This document does not contain personalized recommendations or advice and is not intended to substitute any professional advice on investment in financial products. Before entering into any transaction, an investor should consider carefully the suitability of a transaction to his/her particular circumstances and, where necessary, obtain independent professional advice in respect of risks, as well as any legal, regulatory, credit, tax, and accounting consequences. This document is the property of Accel and is addressed to its recipient exclusively for their personal use. It may not be reproduced (in whole or in part), transmitted, modified, or used for any other purpose without the prior written permission of Accel. 10 Accel