Jim Swartz


Mr. Swartz, founder and general partner of Accel Partners, has been active in venture capital since the early 1970s. Experienced in the operating needs of young companies, he particularly enjoys working with start-up teams that are defining new industries.

He has served as a director for more than 40 successful companies and has been closely involved as lead investor with the emergence of numerous industry pioneering firms including Avici Systems, BroadBand Technologies, FastForward/Inktomi, FVC.com, Illustra/Informix, Medical Care America, Netopia, PictureTel, Polycom, Remedy Corporation, and Ungermann-Bass. Current private company directorships include 2Wire, Comstellar Technologies, GEN3 Partners, InGenuity Systems, MetraTech, and Telera. In addition, he is working closely with the Accel Europe team as a founder/mentor of Accel's European business.