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  • Anyscale: How a shared history led us to the future of scaled applications

    Working with world-class entrepreneurs is what I love most about the venture business, as anyone who has read any of my past blog posts has probably figured out. They inspire me. They deliver the returns to our Limited Partners that keep us in business. And in ways big and small, they change the world around us. At NEA, we’ve been fortunate to partner with some of our most exceptional entrepreneurs to build not just one company, but multiple companies. Ion Stoica is one of those entrepreneurs.…

  • Patreon: Putting the Creator First

    I’m excited to share that NEA has co-led the Series E financing of 90M for Patreon! Patreon is a platform for online creators to engage with their fans (aka patrons!). More than 200,000 creators share exclusive content including videos, photos, music, drawings and writing to more than 6M patrons. Patreon aligns the creator with the patron through a subscription model. Patrons sign up to support a creator that is making content they love which they receive in return through the website or app.…

  • GRID: The New Face of Spreadsheets

    “Hey, can you show me how our 2021 forecast would change if we increased the marketing budget?” You quickly get to work, rustling through 4-5 applications (Slack, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook…) for an hour to prepare the results...Whew!“Oh, sorry, did I say 2021 performance? I meant 2022. And what if we were able to decrease our travel expenses as well?” ...Back to the drawing board. The above scenario is all too familiar to the large population of global workers who interface with…

  • COVID-19’s initial impact on the enterprise

    A recap of seven Q1 trends in preparation for Q2 earnings In March, the spread of the Coronavirus and the resulting public sector response brought an almost overnight change to the daily operations of many enterprises. Our team at NEA looked to quantify its impact with supporting data. In May, we dug through the earnings reports of 60 scaled consumer and enterprise companies across a variety of verticals. Through understanding the performance and outlook of technology, financial services,…