David Mott

General Partner, Washington DC

Dave Mott joined New Enterprise Associates in September 2008 as a General Partner primarily focused on biopharmaceutical investments. Dave leads NEA’s healthcare investing practice which typically comprises 30% to 40% of each fund, or roughly $750 million to $1 billion of healthcare venture investments every three to four years. The firm invests across all stages and geographies and is a leading investor across all healthcare sectors. Prior to joining NEA, Dave was President and Chief Executive Officer of MedImmune, subsidiary of AstraZeneca Plc, and Executive Vice President of AstraZeneca. Dave joined MedImmune in 1992 and served in roles of increasing responsibility including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President and from 2000 – 2008 Chief Executive Officer as the company grew from a venture-backed startup (founded in 1988) into one of the top five biotechnology companies in the world. Ultimately, he led the sale of MedImmune to AstraZeneca in June 2007 for  $15.6 billion. In 2002, Dave founded MedImmune Ventures and chaired its investment committee through his departure from MedImmune. At the time of his departure in July 2008, MedImmune had annual revenues in excess of $1.5 billion, annual R&D in excess of $650 million and approximately 3,000 employees. Prior to joining MedImmune, Dave was a Vice President in Health Care Investment Banking at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., Inc. where he focused on public and private equity and debt financings as well as mergers and acquisitions. He received a bachelor of arts degree in economics and government from Dartmouth College.
            Dave is currently Chairman of 3-V Biosciences, Mersana, Prosensa, TESARO, and Zyngenia and is a director of Ardelyx, Cydan, Edimer Pharmaceuticals and Epizyme.  He has previously been a director of MedImmune, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Ambit Pharmaceuticals, Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Rib-X Pharmaceuticals and Conceptis.