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  • Embracing the Future of Mobile Data

    Over the past decade, the proliferation of mobile has transformed the way people across the world live, work, and play. We’ve seen mobile expand beyond cellphones into all intelligent devices from IoT, to point-of-sale, to AR, and more. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has hastened this mobile eventuality, with corporations accelerating digitalization by seven years according to McKinsey. Mobile is now at the forefront of every strategic conversation with billions of dollars riding on…

  • 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…

  • Spiras Health: Personalized Care and Better Outcomes for People Living with Chronic Disease

    In the United States, 150 million patients have chronic disease. Unsurprisingly, this patient population has a significantly elevated risk of hospitalizations and emergency events—resulting in $2.5T of annual associated costs. This has resulted in a tremendous opportunity to improve care for those living with chronic disease and also drive down costs for patients and providers alike. At NEA, we pay precise attention to the niches of healthcare delivery that represent both unmet needs and…

  • 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…

  • Our Investment in Datafold—the Data Observability Platform

    One of the biggest shifts we’re seeing in the data ecosystem is the rise of the analytics engineer. These are data practitioners who are used to working with SQL and BI platforms. Increasingly however, they own the model creation, data extraction, transformation, and flow, and they are building systems around their practice to have good CI, version control, and documentation. The craft of analytics is progressing and becoming more like software development, and we’re excited to invest in…