Joelle Kayden is Accolade's Managing Member. Prior to founding Accolade in 2000, Ms. Kayden spent eighteen years at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, most recently as a Managing Director in charge of the Venture Capital Services Group. The depth and variety of her prior experience, both as CFO of ABS Ventures, a venture capital affiliate of Alex. Brown, and as a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, have shaped her perspective on private equity firms. This perspective benefits Accolade investors because she has been associated in various capacities with many of the key industry participants since the inception of venture capital as an institutionally recognized asset class in the early 1980s. Ms. Kayden has a substantial personal investment in Accolade I & II. She serves on the advisory boards of Skyline Ventures and Telegraph Hill Partners. Ms. Kayden holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.