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  • “Adversity and diversity are gifts…”

    NEA's Q&A series is focused on the company building journey and the impactful work of leaders across NEA’s portfolio. Our goal is to shed light on unique perspectives, guiding principles, defining moments, and lessons learned. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length. What led you to join Nkarta? Nkarta was on my radar long before I joined—before it was even a company, in fact. In late 2014 or early 2015, I got a call from a friend, Simeon George, out of the blue. He said,…

  • Taking the Pain out of Musculoskeletal Care: Our Investment in Vori Health

    Musculoskeletal care can be a pain in the neck (or back)—quite literally! We’ve all experienced or know someone who has suffered from back or neck pain at some point—many of us have also experienced the pain of ineffective and expensive treatment. At NEA, we believe that everyone’s conditions and discomforts are unique and need to be treated holistically and humanely, which is why we are thrilled to announce our Series A investment in Vori Health. Vori is a virtual and in-person…

  • Many paths, a single purpose: a career focused on medical innovation comes full circle

    I have dedicated my life to the development of new technologies to advance patient care. When I walked into NEA’s Baltimore office as an Entrepreneur in Residence in the summer of 1995, I felt like I had finally been offered a chance to play in the big leagues. I would be working under the guidance and oversight of now-retired General Partner John Nehra, who welcomed me and showed me to my desk in the basement next to fellow newbie, Suzanne King. Scott Sandell would join shortly thereafter. The…

  • Compassionate Kidney Care, the Way It Should be Done – Announcing Strive Health’s $140M Growth Financing

    Nearly 15% of the U.S. adult population has chronic kidney disease (CKD), a staggering number that is only growing. Today, unmanaged kidney disease accounts for $410 billion of spend, making it one of the largest expenditures for the healthcare system. Unfortunately, how kidney disease is addressed has not changed in decades, and the consumer experience remains inconsistent for patients. NEA’s portfolio company, Strive Health, is changing this paradigm by delivering compassionate kidney care…

    • August 19, 2019

    Capsule Pharmacy 'Dear Doctor' Interview Series: Sara Nayeem

    *Interview of Sara Nayeem by Maya De La Rosa-Cohen; originally published as part of the Capsule 'Dear Doctor' Series, which highlights women physicians working throughout the field of healthcare. Dr. Sara Nayeem was selected three times as one of GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors. Having earned her MD and MBA simultaneously from Yale University and worked within Merrill Lynch’s Global Healthcare Group, today she uses her knowledge and experience in both medicine and business…