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  • The Indian Family and the Mobile Internet

    It’s hard to deny the magnitude of media and household attention that has been focused on the recent hyper-growth of the digital economy in India. Indeed, it is incredible how much lifestyles in India have changed in the past year due to the conveniences of the mobile internet. Today, we can purchase everything from clothes to cars and sofas to solitaires on our mobile devices thanks to NEA portfolio company Naaptol and other innovative ecommerce platforms. Every city has thousands of…

  • Placester: helping real estate agents move to a vertical cloud

    Buying a home is the single biggest financial decision that most Americans make in their lifetime. And to guide them along this journey to find the perfect home, almost all Americans turn to real estate agents. As a result, the real estate agent profession is one of the largest in the United States with over 1.1M agents. However, real estate agents have had almost no purpose built software options even though they collectively manage a significant portion of the US economy. Instead, agents have…

  • FusionOps:  Moving the Modern Supply Chain to the Cloud

    Work It Harder. Make It Better. Do It Faster.  (Daft Punk, 2001) We are excited to announce our investment in FusionOps, the leader in cloud-based supply chain analytics.  Over the past several years we have watched waves of innovation crash upon the incumbents of traditional industries— since 2000, only 52% of the Fortune 500 have survived and the pace of disruption is accelerating.  Apple has not only become the largest mobile phone, tablet, and PC manufacturer, but it…

  • FiftyThree:  Reimagining the “Blank Slate”

    FiftyThree, developer of the inspirational Paper app, Pencil stylus, and a thriving interactive community for creators called Mix, today announced a Series B round of funding led by NEA. Although the company is new to our portfolio, co-founder Georg Petschnigg and his team are well known to NEA—and I’m thrilled to partner with them as the company grows their base of millions of users and tackles new verticals with their fresh take on productivity. In 2013, we launched the NEA…

  • Reimagining The Network For A Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

    Note: this post was originally published as a guest blog on TechCrunch on March 14, 2015 You’re only as strong as your weakest link, and that’s the Internet’s biggest problem today. For more than two decades, the very backbone of the Internet — the network — has subsisted in the shadows, pinned beneath the weight of a fast-growing Internet economy and a powerful cohort of incumbents with much to lose. Since the early days of SaaS, the tech world has set an…