Dean Jacobson

Dean Jacobson is a Managing Director at Accel-KKR.

Prior to joining Accel-KKR, Dean was a Vice President with Summit Partners where he was involved in private equity investments in the technology and financial services sectors. Prior to Summit, Dean worked as a Director of Corporate Development at Vonage, a leading provider of digital phone services. Before Vonage, Dean was an Associate Director at 3i, a leading global private equity firm where he focused on the firm’s later-stage technology investing practice in the United States. Dean started his career in the technology group at Robertson Stephens where he worked with growing companies in the semiconductor, hardware, storage and digital media sectors.

Dean’s current board seats include: Appspace, Basware, FastSpring, GPS Insight, iSolved HCM, NAVTOR, Recurly, Springbrook Software, SugarCRM, Surgical Information Systems (SIS), TELCOR, Vendavo and Veryon.

Dean’s former selected directorships include: FM:Systems (sold to Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) in 2023), Seequent (sold to Bentley Systems (NASD: BSY) in 2021), JAGGAER (sold to Cinven in 2019), Cielo (sold to the Permira Funds in 2019), Oildex (sold to Drillinginfo in 2018), Episerver (sold to Insight Venture Partners in 2018), Datapipe (acquired by Rackspace in 2017), Abila (sold to Community Brands in 2017), KANA Software (sold to Verint Systems (NASD: VRNT) in 2014) and The Endurance International Group (sold to a private equity consortium in 2011) .

Dean received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller scholar and his A.B. from Harvard University.