Cris Conde

Senior Advisor, Accel

Mr. Conde is an active investor in early-stage companies, mentoring management teams to help them scale. He is named by Institutional Investor as one of the top 40 Fintech investors globally. He currently serves as senior advisor to Accel Partners, nyca Partners, Sumeru Equity Partners, and TPG Capital. He is a partner at the Partnership for New York City, a member of the Centennial Society of The Economic Club of New York, and an honorary fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Mr. Conde is a senior member of the Partnership for NYC's FinTech Innovation Lab and an Executive in Residence with Accenture at the London FinTech Innovation Lab. He also participates in further accelerators including Techstars, PwC Scale, SwiftScale and Microsoft Labs. His portfolio includes cloud based risk management platform OpenGamma, the fraud detection and claims management company Shift Technology, Calastone a global fund transaction network, and the securities market structure Blockchain innovator Digital Asset Holdings, with a total portfolio of direct investments of 44 companies.

Cris spent 24 years at SunGard, heading the firm as President and CEO for over ten years. In 2005 Cris led the delisting and sale of SunGard to a consortium of seven private equity funds, in what at the time was the largest-ever LBO. After the sale, Cris continued to head SunGard for a further five years, growing it into a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $5.6 Billion, employing over 26,000 and was the largest privately-held business software and IT services company in the world. Born in Santiago, Chile, Cris is a U.S. citizen and holds a B.Sc. in Astronomy and Physics from Yale University. In 2015 Cris and his family relocated to London, indefinitely.

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