[UK] Lovefilm co-founder and ex-CEO Adam Valkin has joined VC firm Accel in London as a partner. Most recently Valkin was head of digital and new business at Endemol Group, and prior to that he spent nine years as an investor at Arts Alliance Advisors where he invested in and managed portfolio companies in Europe and Israel.
Accel Partners is focused on investing in early stage technology companies in the areas of consumer internet, enterprise software, networking and mobile. It has offices in Palo Alto, London, Bangalore and China (via the IDG-Accel Partnership).
With over $6 billion under its management, Accel has invested in over 300 companies including: Alfresco, AdMob, Baidu, BBN, Brightcove, ComScore, Etsy, Facebook, Foundry Networks, GlamMedia, JBoss, and going back further, Macromedia.
Valkin joins the current team of seven investors in Accel’s London office.