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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…

  • Smartcar: Driving a New Standard for Automobiles

    It may come as no surprise that we at NEA are big fans of APIs (see MuleSoft and Plaid examples). APIs have become the fundamental backbone of every business as the technology helps cut costs, lower barriers to entry, and brings new products to market faster. Over the past decade we’ve witnessed an explosion of connected devices – from phones to homes and everything else in between – creating a fertile ground for app development. At NEA, we've been searching for the opportunity to invest in the…

    • April 8, 2015

    The Indian Family and the Mobile Internet

    It’s hard to deny the magnitude of media and household attention that has been focused on the recent hyper-growth of the digital economy in India. Indeed, it is incredible how much lifestyles in India have changed in the past year due to the conveniences of the mobile internet. Today, we can purchase everything from clothes to cars and sofas to solitaires on our mobile devices thanks to NEA portfolio company Naaptol and other innovative ecommerce platforms. Every city has thousands of delivery…

    • March 17, 2015

    FiftyThree: Reimagining the “Blank Slate”

    FiftyThree, developer of the inspirational Paper app, Pencil stylus, and a thriving interactive community for creators called Mix, today announced a Series B round of funding led by NEA. Although the company is new to our portfolio, co-founder Georg Petschnigg and his team are well known to NEA—and I’m thrilled to partner with them as the company grows their base of millions of users and tackles new verticals with their fresh take on productivity. In 2013, we launched the NEA Design Studio,…

    • March 9, 2015

    The Age of Service: Connected Devices Are Fueling a New Era of On-Demand Transactions

    Ten years ago, the notion of on-demand services like fresh milk and food delivery, doctors making house calls, or hitching a ride in a stranger’s car would have been ludicrous—relics of decades past, unimaginable in our modern world. Even three decades ago they were a distant memory, eroded by a culture of process innovation relentlessly focused on delivering more—making it better, faster, safer, cheaper. Consumption of everything from milk to news had become part of a global economic engine,…