Paul joined NEA in 2003 and is a Partner in our Menlo Park office. He focuses on marketplace, network, and mobile investment opportunities.  He currently partners with amazing entrepreneurs and disruptive company builders at Houzz, 42Floors, Elance, DreamFactory, TalentBin, SayMedia, and Evernote.  He is proud to have worked with 7 start-ups that have since gone public (IPOs) on NASDAQ or NYSE.  Some of his past experiences include Gaikai (acquired by Sony in 2012), Boingo Wireless (IPO in 2011), 3Jam (acquired by Skype in 2011), Luminary Micro (acquired by TI in 2009), Spreadtrum (IPO in 2007, acquired by Tsinghua in 2013), Salesforce (IPO in 2005), Actions Semi (IPO in 2005), and Atheros (IPO in 2004).  Prior to NEA, Paul co-founded Mazu Networks, financed by Greylock, Matrix, and Benchmark Capital; Mazu was later acquired by Riverbed Technology.  Paul is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School.


  • Stuyvesant
    1986–1990 Stuyvesant High School New York, NY
  • MIT
    1990–1994 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Medtronic
    1994–1997 Medtronic Medical Device Development
  • McKinsey
    1997–1999 McKinsey Greater China
  • HBS
    1999–2000 Harvard Business School
  • Mazu
    2000–2003 Mazu Networks Network Security
  • NEA
    2003–Current NEA Partner
  • July 5, 1986

    Immigrated to the US. First stop was Disneyland

  • May 2, 2000

    Founded Mazu Networks