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  • NEA Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    Shopping can be tough. Finding unique and exciting gifts, even harder. That is why we are excited to share the first-ever NEA gift guide, comprising some of our favorite portfolio company offerings! We have organized this information into a few different sections for easy searching and scrolling. Happy shopping! For the expert in your life Do you know someone who is looking to change their career, earn certificates or degrees online or loves learning new professional skills? Coursera might…

  • Empowering Gen Z Independents: Our Investment in Contra

    We are living a once-in-a-generation revolution in how we work. It’s an exciting time as individuals and companies reimagine how to collaborate, build high performing teams and define professional identity for a new normal of hybrid work. As we imagine the future of work for consumers and enterprises, we see 3 exciting trends: Accelerated digitization of industries and enterprise collaboration Reset of employee expectations in favor of flexibility and hybrid mode Innovation in…

  • 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.…

    • May 6, 2019

    Powering Real-Time Insights for Growth with Attest

    For a long time now, I’ve been drawn to the consumer insights and market research space—both as a consumer and investor. In fact, through the course of studying promising consumer companies over the past few years, I’ve spent no small amount of time designing and deploying surveys on consumer behavior, including fumbling through various non-intuitive survey creation workflows online, struggling to find the right target audience and then ultimately abandoning the exercise altogether upon…

  • Investing in Marketplaces at NEA

    After a nine-year hiatus from venture, during which I was building the product team at Airbnb, I am thrilled to be back, investing in consumer technology as a partner at NEA. The opportunities today are far greater than they were in 2009, in the doldrums of the financial crisis. It feels like a step function change in the level of activity that is occurring in the startup ecosystem. Entrepreneurship has been democratized. Technology has seeped into the lives of everyone around the world,…