Cherry Miao


Cherry Miao joined Accel in 2018 and is focused on high-growth technology companies.

Prior to Accel, Cherry helped scale the former Accel portfolio company Lightspeed HQ from 60 to over 600 employees by spearheading two major international acquisitions and raising more than $250 million in venture backing. Over five years at Lightspeed, she served in a variety of roles across strategy, analytics, partnerships, and corporate development, and most recently served as Vice President of Data & Analytics, leading a team of analysts and information systems developers.

Prior to Lightspeed, Cherry was a private equity investor at Audax and Lindsay Goldberg. Cherry is from Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard.

What makes Cherry an expert:
Accel has made 1288 investments and had 274 exits (including Facebook, Groupon & Spotify) and rasied $12.2B across 24 funds; Cherry helped build Lightspeed HQ from ~60 people to 650+ over five years, including raising $250M+ in venture financing, making three acquisitions, and starting and leading their Data team to help the business make better decisions

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