Yida joined NEA in 2015 as an Associate focused on investments in the technology sector. Prior to joining NEA, Yida was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking team at Morgan Stanley in New York City where he helped execute over $15Bn in aggregate deal volume. Prior to MS, Yida held research positions at MIT’s Sloan School of Management under professor Paul Asquith and at McKinsey & Company in Boston. Topics of research, among others, included landscaping the high tech enterprise verticals to identify pockets of likely consolidation and testing IPO theories using reverse mergers.

Yida graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science and was a varsity pole vaulter.