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    • April 19, 2016

    FUSIONOPS: TRANSFORMING THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE ON-DEMAND WORLD

    We are excited to be a part of the $25 M financing announced today for FusionOps, who has rapidly grown to become the world’s leading supply chain intelligence cloud. NEA was privileged to invest in the company two years ago and has watched FusionOps grow its customers, revenues, and usage by over 400% since that time. Their unique solution combines industry-specific supply chain expertise with today’s modern cloud and big data analytics, making traditionally opaque supply chain information…

  • More than a Health Plan...

    If innovation comes in waves, then the managed care industry may very well be in the midst of a tsunami. The last seismic shift in the industry was arguably back in the nineties, resulting from legislation like the Balanced Budget Act—which imposed new payment structures, stricter compliance, and increased incentives for efficiency. Health Plan operation and administration was forced to adapt, and even though this period coincided with the explosion of the internet—emerging technologies were…

  • Design and Venture Capital Q&A with Dayna Grayson

    NEA Partner Dayna Grayson recently joined the Design and Venture Capital panel at the 2016 O'Reilly Design Conference in San Francisco and weighed in on the importance of design from her position as a venture capitalist. Below are 10 questions she answered posed by moderator and leading technology design thinker, John Maeda. INVESTMENT SPACE AND DESIGN: JM: How does a design perspective help in evaluating an investment decision, in obvious ways? DG: The obvious way that a design perspective…

  • The Non-Designer’s Guide to Hiring a Designer

    If you’re a start-up founder looking to hire a designer, chances are you (1) aren’t entirely sure how to go about it, and (2) are wishing you’d done it months ago. Hiring a designer can feel confusing, especially if you’ve never hired one before on your own. There are a lot of questions that come up: What kind of designer am I looking for? How do I get them excited? Where do they fit into our team or workflow? Will there be enough work? Or too much work? And if design isn’t already part of…

  • Collective Health: Turning Information into Knowledge to Redefine American Healthcare

    “Information is not knowledge.” Einstein said it, and nowhere is the disconnect between information and knowledge more evident than the health insurance industry. Self-funded employers and their covered members are flooded with payment data, plan information, eligibility requirements, and care documentation, without a true understanding of what it all means and what needs to be done to maximize care and minimize cost. The 2014 Global Brand Simplicity Index surveyed thousands of consumers on…