Brooke Seawell

Venture Partner, Menlo Park

Brooke joined NEA in 2005 as a Venture Partner, focusing on software, systems and internet investments. He brings 30-plus years' experience in technology finance and operations. Brooke currently serves on the board of directors of Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), Lithium Technologies, SiTime, SugarCRM, and Technical Communities. He is also a board observer with Tabula. In addition to his NEA board responsibilities, Brooke serves on the board of directors of NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA). Brooke was most recently a Partner with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of NetDynamics, an application server software company, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1998. From 1991 to 1997, Brooke was Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations and CFO of Synopsys, an electronic design automation software company, which he took public in 1992. During his tenure at Synopsys, revenue grew from $20 million to $500 million. From 1983 to 1991 Brooke served as Vice President, Finance and Production and CFO of Weitek, a fabless semiconductor company, which he took public in 1988. Previously, he co-founded and was CFO of Southwall Technologies, a complex thin film coatings company. As a founder, officer, investor or director, Brooke has been involved in 10 IPO’s - Accrue Software, ArcSight, Glu Mobile, Informatica, Mediaplex, NVIDIA, Southwall Technologies, Synopsys, Tableau Software and Weitek, and 7 strategic acquisitions – CoWare (acquired by Synopsys), Extricity (acquired by Peregrine Systems), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Rasna (acquired by Parametric Technology), SiliconBlue (acquired by Lattice Semiconductor), Telegent Systems (acquired by Spreadtrum Communications) and TimesTen (acquired by Oracle). Brooke served on the Management Board of the Stanford Business School from 2008-2012 and currently serves on the Stanford Athletic Board. He received his MBA and BA from Stanford University.

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