Event Co-Chair

ADC Global Blockchain Summit

Joe Schoendorf

Partner, Accel Partners

Joe Schoendorf has been active in high technology industries for nearly forty years.

Joe is a member and strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and has served as a consultant to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in Japan. He is able to help our portfolio management establish significant strategic global relationships in the US, Europe and Asia with a strong focus on China and Japan. Joe has participated as a Board member in industry pioneers such as Macromedia (Authorware).

Joe joined Accel in 1988. Previously he was the Vice President of Marketing for Apple Computer. Before that he was Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Ungermann-Bass and a member of the Office of the President. Prior to that he was the CEO of Industrial Networking, a joint venture of Ungermann-Bass and General Electric.

Joe came to Silicon Valley in 1966. During an eighteen year career at Hewlett Packard he held numerous computer marketing and sales positions including Group Marketing Manager, General Manager of Business Development and General Manager of the Corporate Account Division overseeing all worldwide large accounts.

Joe holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University and has served on the Dean's Advisory Council at Purdue's Krannert School of Business.

Joe and his wife Nancy, also a venture capitalist, live in Palo Alto with their daughter Megan. Their other daughter Kathryn is living in Washington, D.C. and works for NPR.

Besides his family Joe’s passions are travel, long distance bike riding and wine collecting.