Accenture teams up with VC firm Partech

Accenture is expected to further expand its participation in the European and US startup ecosystems following its strategic partnership with venture capital firm Partech Ventures. Under the agreement, Accenture will invest in two Partech funds and join its Advisory Committee. Headquartered in Paris, France, Partech Ventures has offices in Berlin, Germany and San Francisco. In a statement, Accenture said the partnership will allow its clients to tap into the rich pool of innovation offered by top-tier startups. The relationship with Partech Ventures was driven by Accenture Ventures, which focuses on teaming up with and investing in companies that create innovative enterprise technologies.