The Business

Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room in 2004. The service has since grown from a college-only social network to a global community. Each day, 1 billion people use the service to share and find out what’s going on around them. Relatedly, Facebook has become a top media distribution platform, and is now the second largest video site in the U.S.

The Partnership

Facebook had barely broken out on a handful of university campuses when it received its Series A funding from Accel. The firm was active in early team building and recruiting initiatives, with Jeff Rothschild (an Accel Venture Partner) joining as one of the company’s earliest engineering leaders. Accel remained on the board through the company’s public offering in 2012.