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  • Growing Equity in Europe: Our Series B Investment in Ledgy

    In recent years, the European venture ecosystem has matured significantly— the amount of funding that went into European startups grew more than tenfold over the past decade and the capital is just the beginning [1] . Europe houses world class talent, fueled by leading universities that have made entrepreneurship a core pillar of their education via courses, startup incubators, and other initiatives. This talent is flowing into major European hubs such as London, Berlin, Stockholm or…

  • A Conversation on Diversity and Leadership in Tech (Edited Transcript)

    We hosted panel exploring the Black experience within the entrepreneur and tech community titled “A Conversation on Diversity & Leadership in Tech.” The panel was presented in honor of Black History Month with the goal of providing an array of perspectives from Black investors, entrepreneurs, and executives on how they reached success within their careers. The panel was presented by NEA’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) initiative and featured Anne Beal, CEO, AbsoluteJOI Skincare;…

  • Reflecting on the Black Experience in Tech and Entrepreneurship

    In February, NEA held a panel exploring the Black experience within the entrepreneur and tech community titled “A Conversation on Diversity & Leadership in Tech.” The panel was presented in honor of Black History Month with the goal of providing an array of perspectives from Black investors, entrepreneurs, and executives on how they reached success within their careers. The panel was presented by NEA’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) initiative and featured Anne Beal, CEO, AbsoluteJOI…

  • Lisbon the New SF? My Observations from Web Summit

    I recently had the chance to travel to Lisbon, Portugal for Web Summit 2021. Web Summit is Europe’s biggest tech conference, bringing together many of the world’s technology leaders for a four-day event. I was lucky enough to be able to attend this year; especially since this was my first in-person conference in one and a half years. Here are a few of my observations from the trip. The excitement was real Web Summit welcomed 42,751 attendees at the kick-off, with many more people likely…

  • 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…