Valley Veteran: Arthur Patterson Featured in Business Outlook

“Being first does not mean things will necessarily fall into place” - Arthur Patterson

“Being first does not mean things will necessarily fall into place” - Arthur Patterson

"Since inception, Accel has delivered a 30% return, net of partner fees. While it has quite a few blockbusters to its credit, it is most famous for being the first major investor in social media phenomenon Facebook. Cottoning on early to what Mark Zuckerberg was up to helped convert the firm’s $12 million investment into a peak valuation of $10 billion.  Since then his firm has been a part investor in almost every major social media start-up. Patterson though likes to keep it low-key.  Patterson would rather let Accel’s investments do the talking."  Click to read more....