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NEA (New Enterprise Associates)

NEA (New Enterprise Associates)

A global venture capital firm investing across multiple stages, sectors and geographies.

New Enterprise Associates, also known as NEA, is a private equity and venture capital firm established in 1977​. The firm was founded by Richard Kramlich, Chuck Newhall, and Frank Bonsal​. As a venture capital firm that operates globally, NEA has offices in the United States (Menlo Park, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, New York, Boston, and Chicago), China (Shanghai and Beijing), and India (Mumbai).



​As of March 2019, the firm has invested in over 2,000 companies, although it currently has 428 companies in its portfolio. It has sold off its ownership in 782 companies. Its most recent investment was in Imara on March 2019, a company providing therapeutics products for people who suffer from sickle cell disease.



Funding

NEA provides capital for companies in various financing stages, from seed to public, through debt financing and venture growth equity. The firm funds companies from diverse industry sectors, with examples such as infrastructure software, life sciences, and e-commerce. It focuses on financing companies that are located in Asia (China, India, and Southeast Asia), Brazil, and the United States. Since its conception, the firm has managed to collect over $20 billion in total funds. It has recently finished raising funds for its Debut Growth Fund in December 2018, amassing $1.4 billion.

Timeline

2017

$3.3 billion raised

A $3.3b fund - NEA 16 - was raised in 2017.

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
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Location

Robinhood is a Palo Alto, California-based financial technology company founded in 2013. They offer free stock and equity trading and commission-free crytpo-trading.

BuzzFeed is digital media and technology company delivering news and entertainment content.

Desktop Metal is a Burlington, Massachusetts-based metal 3D printing company founded in 2015 by Ric Fulop, Jonah Myerberg, and Ely Sachs.

A synthetic biology company that designs, builds and tests genetic circuits for the purposes programming cell therapies. Their first therapeutic candidates are aimed at solid tumors and blood cancer and the company plans to move beyond oncology.

A company offering an analytics platform for business, data science, and data engineering.

Company developing compact, solid-state, high-performance radar system

A web performance and security company providing services for the protection and acceleration of websites online.

DataRobot sells a machine learning platform that helps users build and deploy accurate predictive models. The Boston-based company was founded in 2012 by Jeremy Achin.

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

A software company offering a low-code development platform for developing enterprise software applications.

Greenlight Financial Technology is an Atlanta-based company offering a debit cards for kids parents can manage by app.

An insurance technology company offering automobile insurance at a base rate combined with payments for miles driven.

IonQ is a quantum computing company developing ion trap technology.

A women's bra and underwear company. It was founded in 2013 and is located in San Francisco, California. 

A biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California providing DNA genetic testing and analysis services.

A cybersecurity company offering an application security platform for enterprises.

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Associated investment funds

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aaron Jacobson

Employee



Ajay Vashee

Employee



Alex Oppenheimer

Employee



Alexander Öberg

Employee



Amit Mukherjee

Employee



Andrew Adams Schoen

Employee



Andrew McCollum

Employee



Angus Scott

Investor



Blake Wu

Employee



Bryan Lamkin

Advisor



Carmen Chang

Asia Chairman and Head



Cheechee Lin

Employee



ChenLi Wang

Employee



Cindy Crow

Employee



Dan Klempay

Employee



Dayna Grayson

Employee



Dominique Manchak

Employee



Forest Baskett

General Partner



Harry Weller

Employee



Jon Sakoda

Employee



Justin Klein

Employee



Kate Barrett

Employee



Kittu Kolluri

Employee



Kristen Ostro

Employee



London Zhang

Employee



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Date
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Fink Densford
April 11, 2019
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