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  • The Scorecard: Outcomes, Accountabilities, and Competencies

    Search partners. Position descriptions. Compensation reports. Best Practices. Company Culture. These are just a few of the themes that fill my inbox, my ear buds, my meetings, and even more so—my mind. The common thread woven through these topics? Hiring. In my position as a Talent Partner at one of the world’s largest VC firms, I have my finger on the pulse of dozens of growing startups’ executive hiring needs at any given time; it has become not only my job but my passion to…

    • April 16, 2018

    SaaStr Podcast Episode 171

    I recently connected with Harry Stebbings of SaaStr to chat about the evolution of opensource software. We covered developer demand, business modeling, founder conviction, market appeal and more. Check it out HERE.

  • Matroid: Bringing the Future Into Focus with Computer Vision

    Software may have eaten the world, but artificial intelligence has rapidly climbed to the top of the technology food chain. Its appetite is enormous, and its application will be universal. These days it’s rare to see a company pitch that doesn’t talk about how they are (or will be) using AI or machine learning, often across many aspects of the business and usually focused on making an ever-growing volume of data more accessible, insightful and actionable. Many of the world’s…

  • CoEdition: Pioneering the Fashion Revolution for Women Sizes 10+

    At NEA, we’ve seen the power of marketplaces that transform industries where supply and demand have historically been mismatched. The plus-size women’s clothing market represents one of the greatest underserved segments in fashion and ecommerce today.  I first became interested in who was solving the challenges in this market when I learned this: 67% of American women are plus-size, but only 18% of all apparel purchases are plus-size. That means two out of every three American…

  • Smartcar: Driving a New Standard for Automobiles

    It may come as no surprise that we at NEA are big fans of APIs (see MuleSoft and Plaid examples). APIs have become the fundamental backbone of every business as the technology helps cut costs, lower barriers to entry, and brings new products to market faster. Over the past decade we’ve witnessed an explosion of connected devices – from phones to homes and everything else in between – creating a fertile ground for app development. At NEA, we've been searching for the…