Andrew Braccia: Yahoo!'s Loss, Accel's Gain

May 1, 2007 | 2,722 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Andrew Braccia, VP of Yahoo Search, resigned to join Accel Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He already features in the company's team page.

For six years, Braccia reported to Jeff Weiner directly and was crucial in creating Yahoo Answers and acquiring and Flickr while integrating Inktomi, Overture, Alta Vista, and FAST. All his experience and knowledge with operations, finances and business planning for multiple Yahoo! businesses, including Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Autos and Yahoo! Local will help him at Accel. At Accel, Braccia will continue working in software sectors especially on search, digital media & online advertising while identifying investment opportunities in the consumer Internet sector. Some of the companies already a part of Accel's kitty include BitTorrent, Double Fusion, AdMob, Facebook, Brightcove, Glam Media, Metacafe, Prosper and Medio.

"Andrew is truly one of the bright young influencers in the new generation of Internet leaders." said Jim Breyer, General Partner of Accel. A California native, Braccia graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Search Engine Land reports Vish Makhijani will fill in Andrew Braccia's shoes.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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