Ping Li joined Accel in 2004 and focuses on enterprise software application and infrastructure investments. He is the lead investor and board member at Blue Jeans, Cloudera, Code 42, DataGravity, Plays.tv, Primary Data, Sysdig and Trifacta. Ping is also active in the security space as an investor at Illumio, Lookout Mobile Security, Tenable Network Security and previously, Imperva. He was also responsible for numerous past investments with notable exits, including Arista (public), Nimble Storage (public), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco) and RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). Prior to Accel, Ping served as product line manager and director of corporate development at Juniper Networks. He started his technology career in Asia working for Singapore Telecom and Goldman Sachs Asia's technology practice. Ping advises the Accel Innovation Scholars program at Stanford University, where he works with PhD students learning about entrepreneurship. He is also an advisor to Heavybit, a community for developer- and operations-focused entrepreneurs. Ping is from New Jersey and graduated from Harvard and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Arif joined Lightspeed in 2008 and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of cloud and datacenter technologies, as well as enterprise mobile and SaaS solutions. Arif is currently working closely with the teams at Avi Networks, Blend Labs, Highfive, Mist Systems, Netskope, Nutanix, Qubole, Takipi, TripActions and ThoughtSpot. He was also involved in several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including Edgespring (acquired by Salesforce.com), Pertino Networks (acquired by Cradlepoint), IO Turbine (acquired by Fusion-io), RAPsphere (acquired by AppSense), Memoir Systems (acquired by Cisco), and StreamOnce (acquired by Jive Software). Prior to joining Lightspeed, Arif worked in the Corporate Business Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, strategy, and investments in the Unified Communications, Enterprise Collaboration, Mobile, and SaaS market segments. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was with Novitas Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Arif worked in technical development and product management roles at WebTV (acquired by MSFT), Andes Networks (acquired by SUNW), and Sun Microsystems. Arif is a charter Member and member of the Organizing Committee for the C100, a non-profit, member-driven organization that supports Canadian technology entrepreneurship through mentorship, partnership and investment. He also founded WVP Ventures, a student-run venture capital fund, while in business school.
Arif holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Partner at Accel Partners
Steve joined Accel in 2016. Steve was formerly CEO and co-founder of RelateIQ, which became SalesforceIQ after being acquired in 2014 for $390 million by Salesforce. RelateIQ pioneered the development of Relationship Intelligence technology, which enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of sales teams. Steve is on the Board of Ironclad, Ascend.io, and Split.io. Steve is from Portland, Oregon and has a BA and MBA from Stanford University. He was a member of the Track and Cross Country Team at Stanford from 1999-2003.
Managing Partner at Harmony Partners
Mark has been investing in technology companies for over 20 years. He began his career at General Atlantic and was a pre-IPO Managing Director at Internet Capital Group. Prior to founding Harmony, Mark led the software group at FTV Capital. He earned a BS in Economics from Wharton and his MBA from Stanford. Mark enjoys travel, poker, triathlons, and the Colorado mountains.
Distinguished Engineer, General Manager, Analysis and Experimentation, Microsoft
Ronny Kohavi is a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and General Manager of the Analysis and Experimentation team at Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research group. Ronny was previously a Partner Architect at Bing, part of the Online Services Division, General Manager for Microsoft's Experimentation Platform, director of data mining and personalization at Amazon.com, and VP of Business Intelligence at Blue Martini Software.