Julia joined NEA in 2016 and is a Principal focused on investing in the next generation of enduring enterprise companies. Her interests are diverse from open source infrastructure, DevOps, Big Data, SaaS applications, and autonomous robotics. She serves on the Board of Metabase, Sentry, and UnifyID, and is a Board Observer of Built Robotics, Konux, One Concern, and Smartcar, and is also involved with NEA’s investments in Automation Anywhere and Forethought.
Prior to joining NEA, Julia was an Investment Banker at Qatalyst Partners in San Francisco where she worked with software, internet, and networking companies. At Qatalyst, Julia worked on over $37Bn worth of M&A transactions, including LinkedIn’s sale to Microsoft, Riverbed’s sale to Thoma Bravo, Citrix’s GoTo Business RMT with LogMeIn, Orbitz’s sale to Expedia, Datalogix’s sale to Oracle; among others.
Julia graduated from Stanford University with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science, with a focus on artificial intelligence and information, and Management Science & Engineering, with a focus on finance and operations research. While at Stanford, she served as the President of Stanford Finance, and she was recognized at graduation for her work on optimal routing for networks under duress in conjunction with FEMA Region IX. Julia hails from Manhattan.