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  • The Next Wave in Plant-Based Alternatives: Our Series A Investment in New Wave Foods

    Plant-based alternatives have stormed the red meat market over the last several years, and we believe the seafood market is poised for similar disruption—this coming wave is one reason we’re thrilled to announce NEA’s Series A investment in New Wave Foods. Plant-based proteins are not a new phenomenon. In fact, it’s been almost a century since the first commercially available vegan meats were developed. Yet plant-based protein products today are one of the most important consumer trends we’ve…

  • Our Investment in Datafold—the Data Observability Platform

    One of the biggest shifts we’re seeing in the data ecosystem is the rise of the analytics engineer. These are data practitioners who are used to working with SQL and BI platforms. Increasingly however, they own the model creation, data extraction, transformation, and flow, and they are building systems around their practice to have good CI, version control, and documentation. The craft of analytics is progressing and becoming more like software development, and we’re excited to invest in…

  • 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.…