Welcome Jack Krawczyk as Accel EIR

I’d like to introduce Jack Krawczyk, formerly the VP of Product at Pandora, as the latest Accel entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR).

Jack at Pandora. Photo credit: Michael Macor / The San Francisco Chronicle

Accel’s EIR program is designed to provide great talents with the resources and network to create great companies. This role allows people like Jack to work closely with Accel’s team and people in our broader network to refine ideas and themes and turn them into viable businesses.

Former Accel EIRs include Braintree and Venmo CEO Bill Ready, Cloudera founders Jeff Hammerbacher and Amr Awadallah, former Google Compute Engine lead architect and Kubernetes project initiator, Joe Beda, and MoPub co-founder and CEO, Jim Payne.

Some quick background on Jack. He was responsible for growing the Pandora’s revenue 3x to $1 billion in annual advertising revenue during his four years there. His success building a business to support content properties is one of the reasons I recruited him to advise the team at VSCO. Since then, I’ve been continually impressed with Jack’s product sensibilities and intellectual rigor. Additionally, he’s just a really good person that we enjoy working with at Accel.

Jack already has some ideas that he’s exploring. He goes into more detail here.

Welcome Jack!