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  • Waymark: Transforming Value-Based Care to Empower the Patients Who Need It Most

    Millions of Americans rely on government-funded Medicaid programs to provide them with access to healthcare. The growth of this already massive population—composed of eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities—has accelerated over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, with one in four Americans relying on Medicaid for coverage. Still, despite Medicaid being the largest source of health coverage in the country, access to quality care and…

  • Making Clinical Trials Boring: Our Investment in Slope.io

    Clinical trials improve patient health and save lives. Without clinical trials, it would be impossible to safely advance treatments for disease, discover novel therapies, expand diagnostic capabilities, explore methods for early detection, analyze patient data, and develop guidelines for effective treatment. There’s a reason why the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (“NCCN”) recommends that the best management of any patient with cancer is in a clinical trial. As of September 2021 there…

  • “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…