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Former Yahoo Joins Accel

Accel Partners announced the addition of Andrew Braccia to their Palo Alto office

April 30, 2007

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, today announced the addition of Andrew Braccia to their Palo Alto office. Andrew, who was formerly Yahoo's vice president of consumer web search, brings deep knowledge in the consumer Internet space and operational, business development and M&A expertise to the firm.

In his new role, Andrew will identify investment opportunities in the consumer Internet and software sectors focusing on search, digital media and online advertising. Accel's growing portfolio of internet and media companies includes industry leaders such as Facebook, Brightcove, Glam Media, Metacafe, Prosper, BitTorrent, Double Fusion, AdMob and Medio, among others.

"Andrew's experience in the consumer Internet and social media sectors will further strengthen our reach in these areas, and we are thrilled to have him join our team," said Jim Breyer, General Partner of Accel. "Andrew is truly one of the bright young influencers in the new generation of Internet leaders."

"I am excited to join Accel, with its team of proven investors and long heritage of success", said Andrew Braccia. "I believe my deep experience in this space will help us identify and build a new crop of category-defining companies."

Accel Partners

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