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  • Courtyard: Creating a World of Connected Collectibles

    At NEA, we have been long-time believers in backing platforms that help bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds in novel ways—an important trend that has given rise to an exciting crop of companies and associated business models. Over the years, NEA has been fortunate to back category-defining companies in and around this theme, including: Opendoor, Patreon, Genies, MasterClass, and countless others. It’s a trend that continues to catalyze new opportunities, especially as we…

  • Elion: The First Independent, Authoritative Digital Health Marketplace to Power Buying Decisions

    The recent explosion of digital health has been catalyzed by several macro factors: the pandemic upended care delivery status quo, investments in healthcare digitization accelerated, and regulatory tailwinds continued to support innovation. In 2021, $29B was invested in the sector across 729 deals.[i] Despite the recent economic downturn, there’s never been a better time to build a digital health company. As longtime healthcare investors, NEA has had a firsthand view of the rapidly emerging…

  • Growing Equity in Europe: Our Series B Investment in Ledgy

    In recent years, the European venture ecosystem has matured significantly— the amount of funding that went into European startups grew more than tenfold over the past decade and the capital is just the beginning [1] . Europe houses world class talent, fueled by leading universities that have made entrepreneurship a core pillar of their education via courses, startup incubators, and other initiatives. This talent is flowing into major European hubs such as London, Berlin, Stockholm or…

  • Building for the Next Generation of Young Creators

    At NEA, we pay special attention to consumer trends and the way new generations are interacting with digital platforms to create, learn and play. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the ingenuity and creativity of today’s school-age kids, who are more digitally native and hyper-connected than ever before. Accelerated by virtual and at-home learning during the pandemic, kids today are becoming digital experts at a significantly earlier age. With 31% of kids owning a smartphone by age 8…

  • The Future of UX Personalization: Our Series A Investment in PixieBrix

    Over the past decades, the internet has evolved to accommodate an ever-growing set of uses, from shopping to working to education. Despite these developments, the experience of navigating the internet itself has remained mostly static: websites offer a carbon-copy experience to each unique user, social media sites furnish each creator’s profile with the same set of hyperlinks, and ecommerce sites provide identical checkout options for every buyer. As more of the online world becomes…