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  • Rise of the Rapid Robots: “Out-of-the-box” Autonomation for Manufacturers Everywhere

    While the sentient robot-laden vision of the future often portrayed by Hollywood has yet to materialize, robotic automation serves a critical role in how we live, work and play in today’s society (albeit, behind the scenes). As consumers and businesses clamor for better products, lower prices and shorter lead times, robots have become necessary to meet that demand. Robots improve quality, maximize efficiency, minimize time, and reduce risk. We’ve witnessed the “rise of the robots” in a…

  • "It is always about people..."

    NEA's Q&A series is focused on the company building journey and the impactful work of leaders across NEA’s portfolio. Our goal is to shed light on unique perspectives, guiding principles, defining moments, and lessons learned. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length. What led you to start a company? I think there are two answers to that question. One is that I've always been a builder. Throughout my entire life, whenever I’ve seen a problem my instinct was to start or…

  • Many paths, a single purpose: a career focused on medical innovation comes full circle

    I have dedicated my life to the development of new technologies to advance patient care. When I walked into NEA’s Baltimore office as an Entrepreneur in Residence in the summer of 1995, I felt like I had finally been offered a chance to play in the big leagues. I would be working under the guidance and oversight of now-retired General Partner John Nehra, who welcomed me and showed me to my desk in the basement next to fellow newbie, Suzanne King. Scott Sandell would join shortly thereafter. The…

  • Compassionate Kidney Care, the Way It Should be Done – Announcing Strive Health’s $140M Growth Financing

    Nearly 15% of the U.S. adult population has chronic kidney disease (CKD), a staggering number that is only growing. Today, unmanaged kidney disease accounts for $410 billion of spend, making it one of the largest expenditures for the healthcare system. Unfortunately, how kidney disease is addressed has not changed in decades, and the consumer experience remains inconsistent for patients. NEA’s portfolio company, Strive Health, is changing this paradigm by delivering compassionate kidney care…

  • Scott Sandell on The Twenty Minute VC

    NEA Managing General Partner Scott Sandell joined Harry Stebbings on The Twenty Minute VC for a far-ranging conversation on the venture capital ecosystem, how it has evolved, Scott’s career and the investment market and opportunities today. Specifically on this episode, Scott and Harry discuss: How Scott made his way into the world of venture close to 3 decades ago back in 1996? How he came to be Managing General Partner of NEA today? What is entailed in the role of “Managing General…