Philippe Botteri is Partner at Accel. He has worked in the venture industry for the last 16 years, with a particular focus on cloud computing and security investments. His VC career started back in 2006 in Silicon Valley and, over the next five years, he witnessed the cloud and SaaS ecosystem gain momentum and many foundational SaaS companies emerge. Moving back to Europe in 2011 when he joined Accel, Philippe spotted the green shoots of Europe’s first cloud companies emerge and, by 2016, was publishing his annual Euroscape report, which maps out the top 100 European and Israeli cloud and SaaS companies. Philippe’s portfolio over the last decade represents some of the most recognisable cloud companies globally.
Prior to Accel, Philippe was with Bessemer, based in Menlo Park, where he helped build the firm’s cloud practice, working on investments including Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), Eloqua (NASDAQ: ELOQ) and Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO). He started his career with McKinsey&Co.
Philippe is from Paris and graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, where he is a member of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, and Ecole des Mines.