Jess joined NEA in 2018 as an investor focused on technology
companies. Jess is a board observer for Tulip, Embrace, Arris Composites,
Smartcar, Outrider, Workera, Drop, New Wave Foods, and Gen.G, and is also
involved in NEA’s investments in Goodleap, Datafold, Forethought, EvidentID,
HackerOne, Automation Anywhere, Regression Games, and Theorycraft.
Prior to joining NEA, Jess spent two years at Morgan Stanley in
their Global Technology Group in Menlo Park, covering companies across
enterprise software, infrastructure, and consumer internet. At Morgan Stanley,
Jess worked on various IPOs, financings, and M&A transactions for companies
including Uber, Pivotal Software, Smartsheet, AppDynamics, FireEye, Aquantia,
and Lulus, among others. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Jess spent time at Uber and
Jess graduated from UC Berkeley, where she earned dual degrees
in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and Social Welfare.
During her academic career, she conducted research around enterprise innovation
and workforce impact for Stanford University with Timothy Bresnahan and also
conducted research around crowdfunding for MIT with Christian Catalini.
Jess has been passionate about technology ever since she learned
to code and build websites when she was six years old and is currently enrolled
in a computer science Masters in Computing & Information Technology (MCIT)
degree program at the University of Pennsylvania.