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Theresia Gouw Ranzetta

Theresia focuses primarily on internet and software investments with specific interest in social commerce, vertical media, security and consumer internet/mobile apps.

Theresia was responsible for several Accel's investments which have had successful acquisition or IPO exits including AdECN (MSFT), CRS Retail Systems (EPIC), Interlace Systems (ORCL), PeopleSupport (PSPT), Xoopit (YHOO) and Zimbra (YHOO); and was part of the Walmart.com (WMT) investment team. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several private companies in the both the consumer internet (Glam Media, LearnVest, ModCloth, Trulia) and security sectors (Imperva, TRUSTe, Webroot).

Prior to joining Accel Partners, she was founding Vice President of Business Development & Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that developed products to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. Earlier, she worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company and a product manager at Silicon Graphics.

Theresia serves as a Trustee on Brown University's Corporation Board, on the board of DonorsChoose.org and as a member of Stanford's DAPER Investment Fund. She holds an Sc.B. in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. She is also a board member of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

Theresia has contributed to Fortune.com, appeared on CNBC's Women in Power series, Venture Capitalist Superstar. Read Theresia's presentations and articles: an overview presentation on Accel's Digital Media Portfolio, a profile of Theresia from The new Valley Girls article in Fortune Magazine, her opinion piece for Fortune.com, and a NY Times Article about the Accel Growth Fund.