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  • The Age of Service: Connected Devices Are Fueling a New Era of On-Demand Transactions

    Ten years ago, the notion of on-demand services like fresh milk and food delivery, doctors making house calls, or hitching a ride in a stranger’s car would have been ludicrous—relics of decades past, unimaginable in our modern world. Even three decades ago they were a distant memory, eroded by a culture of process innovation relentlessly focused on delivering more—making it better, faster, safer, cheaper. Consumption of everything from milk to news had become part of a…

    • January 26, 2015

    In 2014 we built…

    At NEA we are driven to build. Whether big or small, tangible or intellectual, we aim to progress and build something every single day. Our founders set out to build a 100 year firm perpetuated by collaboration, trust, and expertise– not legacy alone. Today, almost four decades later, we think the foundation they laid is stronger than ever: it is ingrained in our business, our culture, and our aspirations. Even as we rush headlong into a new year, we can't help but reflect on the many…

  • Vtesse: First Spin-out from Rare Disease Accelerator Cydan

    Today Vtesse, a newly formed biopharma company, announced that it has raised $25 million to develop novel treatments for rare diseases. It’s a significant milestone for several reasons, first and foremost because the funds will enable Vtesse to advance clinical study of VTS-270 for the treatment of a devastating genetic rare disease called Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). Currently there is no approved treatment for this lysosomal storage disease (LSD) affecting an estimated one in…

  • Open for Business:  Company Building in the Age of Open Source

    When it comes to open source business models, the rules of engagement have changed—and it’s good news for entrepreneurs. For years the concept of an “open source business model” was largely aspirational. The reinvention of software as we know it has been fueled by communities, not corporations. Passionate, creative, and intensely averse to software monopolies, these communities are accelerants and advocates for technological innovation. Yet it’s become clear over…

  • Radiology Partners: A New Image of Healthcare

    We’re all familiar with the concept of radiology and the prevalence of medical imaging – just tune into any television medical drama and you’re sure to see a group of doctors (with exceptionally great hair) musing about a fictional diagnosis over blue images on a fluorescent screen. In real life, however, the hair is not as great, and the radiology process is not as simple. Fortunately, the past ten years have brought dramatic advancements in the field of radiology with the…