Rich WongAccel Partners
Rich is a partner with Accel Partners, which he joined in 2006. His areas of investment focus currently include software, mobile and internet services, and energy technologies.
Rich led Accel’s investment in Angry Birds (Rovio) and serves on the boards of Atlassian, the leader in software for streamlining product development; SunRun, the leading provider of residential solar power; MoPub, a leader in mobile ad platforms; Getjar Networks, the largest mobile development community and open mobile app store; Parature, a leader in SaaS based customer support. Rich previously led Accel’s investment and served on the Board of Admob (acquired by Google), as well as 3LM – Three Laws of Mobility, an Android enterprise startup (acquired by Motorola Mobility). Prior to Accel, Rich was SVP/GM of Products at Openwave and previously GM of Messaging Products, and Chief Marketing Officer at Openwave. While at Openwave, Rich founded and chaired the Messaging Anti Abuse Working Group, a consortium of ISPs and technology providers working together to combat internet abuse. Previously Rich was the Chief Marketing Officer and EVP/GM of Value-Added Services at Covad Communications, the DSL provider. Preceding Covad, he was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, focusing on software and consumer technology. Rich started his career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble .
Mr. Wong holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Rich sits on the Board of Directors of the MIT – Stanford Venture Lab, Rich sits on the Board of Directors of the MIT CNC Entrepreneurship Program, and the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus. At CTIA 2008, Rich was awarded a “Mobile Six” award as one of the 6 most influential individuals shaping the wireless industry by executives in the InMobile.org community.