Aaron Jacobson invests in entrepreneurs pioneering the next-generation of Cloud Apps, AI, DevOps, Cybersecurity, and Robotics. He serves as a board director or observer for Embrace, Rapid Robotics, Pulumi, Tigera, ForAllSecure, illusive networks, Streamsets, Built Robotics, and Juvo. He has also worked closely with many other NEA portfolio companies including Databricks, Box (NYSE:BOX), NGINX (acquired by F5), Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE), and Coursera (NYSE:COUR). In 2016 he was named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in Venture Capital and the Silicon Valley Business Journal's "40 Under 40".
Prior to joining NEA, Aaron spent two years at Qatalyst Partners in San Francisco. At Qatalyst, Aaron worked as an Analyst engaged in various M&A transactions, which included the sale of PopCap Games to Electronic Arts, the sale of Riot Games to Tencent, the strategic investment in Go Daddy from KKR / Silver Lake / TCV, the sale of Palm to HP, and Conexant's sale to Golden Gate Capital, among others.
Aaron graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Electrical Engineering, and carried a minor in Math.