Accel investment partner Adam Valkin is joining General Catalyst Partners, as a General Partner in its Boston office. Valkin will focus on sourcing early stage investments and working with existing companies in General Catalyst’s portfolio.
Valkin joins General Catalyst from Accel Partners, where he was a Venture Partner in the firm’s London office focusing on investments in Internet and mobile services. At Accel he led investments in several early-stage companies including Dragonplay, Hailo, fiverr and Qriously, and also worked with Myheritage, Seeking Alpha and Spotify.
Prior to joining Accel, Valkin was Global Head of Digital Media & New Business at television production company Endemol. He was previously a partner at venture capital firm Arts Alliance where he was involved with its investments in Kenshoo, Propertyfinder, Prepay Technologies. Valkin was also a co-founder, investor and interim CEO of LOVEFiLM which was sold to Amazon in 2011. Additionally, Valkin worked for Barnes & Noble and Firefly Network (sold to Microsoft).