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  • Data Performance Management: Unlocking the Enterprise’s Greatest Asset

    As buzzwords go, “Big Data” has jumped the proverbial shark. The term is so rampantly overused (and misused) that it has virtually no meaning at all. That’s not to say, however, that there aren’t some highly compelling investment opportunities if you can manage to cut through the bull. We’ve backed a number of “big data” plays in recent years, both in infrastructure (e.g. MapR, Databricks) and applications (e.g. Lattice Engines, Conviva). And today we…

  • LearnUp: Using Technology to Solve the Skills Gap

    Marley Barazon was 16 when she immigrated to the United States from the Philippines.  For months, while handling the rigor of senior year of high school, she looked for a job to support her family as they attempted to make it in a new country.  Application after application, she kept receiving rejections.  After three months, Marley finally came across a Craigslist posting for a position at Old Navy, and the link redirected her to LearnUp.  After completing the scenario-based…

  • HackerOne:  Cybersecurity is War, and We Need a New Army

    “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result”  – Albert Einstein, 1951 “It may sound crazy to try this.  But it is also irresponsible not to…” – Bill Gurley, 2015 I am excited to announce our investment in HackerOne, the leading cybersecurity marketplace which connects enterprises and governments to responsible and ethical hackers.  Many of the largest Internet companies such as…

  • Why Derek Jeter is hitting a Home Run as an Entrepreneur

    “I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.”  - Derek Jeter, 2015 I am excited to announce our investment in The Players’ Tribune, an innovative new media company founded by Derek Jeter.  NEA has a longstanding history of working with accomplished entrepreneurs, but few with a career as celebrated as Derek’s, which includes 5 World Series titles and 14 All-Star appearances.  Derek is known not only for his commitment to…

    • April 8, 2015

    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…