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  • 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.…

    • January 19, 2017

    The Players' Tribune: Why Authenticity Matters in Media

    Today we are excited to announce a $40 M financing for The Players’ Tribune, a sports media company founded by Derek Jeter in 2014. Derek’s vision was to create a media company that focused uniquely on the needs of athletes and fans, and he recruited an amazing group of athletes and entrepreneurs to his All-Star team. It has been an amazing experience watching our company grow from a small blog to THE trusted media platform for the athlete community, and we are thrilled to have IVP and Google…

    • June 16, 2015

    Why Derek Jeter is hitting a Home Run as an Entrepreneur

    “I love it when people doubt me. It makes me work harder to prove them wrong.” - Derek Jeter, 2015 I am excited to announce our investment in The Players’ Tribune, an innovative new media company founded by Derek Jeter. NEA has a longstanding history of working with accomplished entrepreneurs, but few with a career as celebrated as Derek’s, which includes 5 World Series titles and 14 All-Star appearances. Derek is known not only for his commitment to excellence and incredible work ethic, but…

  • Lessons from NEA Studio

    Over the last six months, I’ve worked alongside several colleagues at NEA to launch NEA Studio, a 14-week incubator program to help professional designers start their own companies. Led by NEA Partner Dayna Grayson, our core project team developed the program objectives, designed a curriculum, selected seven “designer founders” from around 100 applicants, and assembled a cast of tech veterans to serve as program advisors. The thesis of the program was simple: Design is now fundamental to…

    • July 19, 2012

    Investing in the Digital Media Revolution

    Today SAY Media, the leading vertical media channel and publishing platform, announced that it has raised a $27 million round of financing led by NEA. Already a major force in the rapidly transforming digital media space, SAY currently reaches 400 million people around the world through its media services and technology platforms and has over 400 employees in four countries. With this new round of funding SAY will continue its rapid growth and global expansion, fueling a publishing evolution…