Harry Weller

General Partner, Washington DC

Harry leads NEA’s east coast, early stage investing practice and is a founder of NEA's China organization. He is recognized as one of America’s top venture capitalists, with honors including the Forbes “Midas List”, Washingtonian’s "Titans of Technology”, Business Insider’s “Top 5 East Coast VCs” and Washington Business Journal's "Outstanding Director Award". Harry is the Chairman of Harvard University's Experiment Fund and an Expert in Residence at Harvard.

Harry's past investments include CVent (NYSE: CVT), Echo Global (NASDAQ: ECHO), Eloqua (NASDAQ: ELOQ, acquired by Oracle), GlobalLogic (acquired by Apax), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), Merlin Securities (acquired by Wells Fargo), Riverbed Technologies (acquired by Aether Systems), SourceFire (NASDAQ: FIRE, acquired by Cisco), Vertica (acquired by Hewlett Packard), Vonage (NYSE: VG) and webMethods (NASDAQ: WEBM, acquired by Software AG).

Prior to joining NEA, Harry was a General Partner at FBR Technology Venture Partners where he learned the costs and benefits of a bubble! Early in his career, Harry deployed large scale enterprise systems at the Global 100 including the first Oracle financial system (yes, that means he helped code it). Prior to his business career, Harry served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. Harry received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Duke University.

Harry serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), is a past Chairman of MAVA Capital Connection, and co-founded the Young Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (YAVA).

  • Midas List (multiple years) Forbes
  • Titans of Technology (multiple years) Washingtonian Magazine
  • Outstanding Director Award Washington Business Journal
  • "Top 5 East Coast VCs" Business Insider
  • "Top 20 Venture Capitalists in the World" Red Herring
  • "Most Influential List" Networking World
  • "Top Cloud Investors" AlwaysOn
  • "Power Player" Award AlwaysOn
  • 2013 Venture Capital 100 AlwaysOn

Interests

Favorite Band Timeline

  • School House Rock
    1972–1977 School House Rock
  • The Police
    1977–1982 The Police
  • U2
    1982–1987 U2
  • Fat Boy Slim
    1987–1992 Fat Boy Slim
  • Jane's Addiction
    1992–1997 Jane's Addiction
  • Oakenfold
    1997–2002 Oakenfold
  • Silversun Pickups
    2002–2008 Silversun Pickups
  • Daft Punk
    2008–Current Daft Punk