Sonali De Rycker
Sonali De Rycker is a Partner at Accel Partners and has been investing in European technology companies since 2000. She is passionate about backing entrepreneurs in the consumer (especially marketplaces), next generation financial services, fintech and business software markets. Sonali has led Accel’s investments in Avito, Lyst, Spotify, Calastone, KupiVIP, Wonga, Housetrip, Silverail Technologies, Top10 and Wallapop. Sonali is also an independent director on the board of Nasdaq-listed IAC. Prior to Accel, Sonali was a Partner at Atlas Ventures in London where she led investments or served on the board at Moo.com, Globoforce, Skinstore (acquired by Drugstore.com), Seatwave (acquired by Ticketmaster), Magicalia (acquired by Exponent) and Moreover (acquired by Verisign). Sonali started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in NYC where she was actively involved in M&A and financing for a number of clients including many highgrowth technology businesses. Sonali was born and raised in Bombay, India. She attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania where she received a full merit-based scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in Economics with Honours. Sonali holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.