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  • VCs and angels take aim, entrepreneurs caught in crosshairs

    It's time for VCs and angels to set aside their differences, in part because they are largely cosmetic. Note: this post was originally published as a guest column on Fortune Term Sheet on December 4, 2013 No topic fuels more discussion and debate within the early-stage investment community than the dynamics between VC and angel investors. Are they natural enemies or complementary players in an increasingly diverse funding ecosystem? Or both? AngelList's introduction of…

  • A New Generation of Technologies Can Help Transform Healthcare

    Note: this post was originally published as a guest column on 'Building a Smarter Planet' on November 14, 2013   I’ve spent much of my life surrounded by doctors. Literally. Both of my parents are physicians. One of my sisters is a doctor; the other is studying to become one. So it’s no wonder that I was bitten by the medical bug. I, however, gravitated toward the business and company-building side of healthcare, where I have spent my entire career. Today, I…

  • Bullish on Boston: Why Biotech (and More) is Booming

    I spend a lot of time in Boston these days. So do many of my partners. In fact, half of our partnership serves on boards in Boston, and we have about two dozen Boston companies in our active portfolio. This is not a new phenomenon—NEA has always been among the most active VCs in Boston—but today we’re spending more time here than ever before. Why? Because we’re seeing more opportunity here than ever before. This might sound counterintuitive at a time when many in our…

  • NEA Enterprise Summit:  Predictions for the Perfect Storm in Enterprise IT

    Today we welcome more than 100 technology leaders and visionaries to our NEA Enterprise Summit, bringing together some of our most promising enterprise technology companies—the future of enterprise software, computing, storage, and networking—with the CIOs and CTOs of some of the world’s largest corporations, cumulatively representing a stunning $900 billion in revenue and an estimated $50 billion of annual spend on technology. We have been hosting these types of events…

  • Why NGINX is the New Foundation for Modern Web Applications

    A striking consequence of today’s cloud-enabled, SaaS-based world has been the development of highly demanding websites. Modern consumer and enterprise applications must serve richer media, to more users, and at faster speeds than was imaginable just a few years ago. It’s no surprise that existing web infrastructure software (much of which was developed in the 1990s) is struggling to meet modern needs. Scalability is a central concern for developers, who are on the front lines…