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  • Courtyard: Creating a World of Connected Collectibles

    At NEA, we have been long-time believers in backing platforms that help bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds in novel ways—an important trend that has given rise to an exciting crop of companies and associated business models. Over the years, NEA has been fortunate to back category-defining companies in and around this theme, including: Opendoor, Patreon, Genies, MasterClass, and countless others. It’s a trend that continues to catalyze new opportunities, especially as we…

  • Elion: The First Independent, Authoritative Digital Health Marketplace to Power Buying Decisions

    The recent explosion of digital health has been catalyzed by several macro factors: the pandemic upended care delivery status quo, investments in healthcare digitization accelerated, and regulatory tailwinds continued to support innovation. In 2021, $29B was invested in the sector across 729 deals.[i] Despite the recent economic downturn, there’s never been a better time to build a digital health company. As longtime healthcare investors, NEA has had a firsthand view of the rapidly emerging…

  • 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…

  • Snowplow: Unlocking Behavioral Data to Power the Next Chapter of Data Infrastructure

    Enterprises began transitioning to the cloud nearly 20 years ago, and increased cloud adoption has also highlighted the importance of cloud data lakes and warehouses, with businesses turning to data warehouses to organize data streams from myriad sources. As investors in category-defining data infrastructure companies such as: Databricks, Tableau, DataRobot, Instabase, MuleSoft, MongoDB, and others, NEA has had a firsthand view of the trends fundamentally reshaping enterprise computing. As…

  • Assembled: Empowering CX Teams by Helping People Serve People

    As consumers and businesses today are presented with more choices than ever before, consistently delivering a great customer service experience (CX) has become table stakes. Companies pour significant resources into developing innovative products, maintaining strong brands, and attracting the right users. Unfortunately, despite all of the strategic effort to secure customers there is little tolerance for error—61% of consumers are ready to switch to a company’s competitor after only one bad…