Ross Morrison, Partner, Primary Investments, recently had a conversation with Sonali De Rycker, Partner at Accel in London, on the rise of European venture and the trends and opportunities in the broader global venture ecosystem. Sonali is widely regarded as one of the most influential investors in European technology. She focuses on consumer internet, software, and next generation financial services businesses for Accel, a leading global venture capital firm that invests in seed, early, and growth-stage technology companies.
03:10: Principles of Accel’s long-term success
08:05: “The Prepared Mind” investment approach
11:30: Accel’s international platform
14:22: Current venture environment
21:50: Pandemic impact & post-pandemic outlook
25:20: European venture opportunity
39:00: Diversity, equity & inclusion
42:48: Lightning round
*This session was recorded on October 7, 2021; statements made therein were accurate as of the date made and are not subject to update.