Pete Sonsini

Venture Advisor

Pete is a Venture Advisor at NEA, focused on early-stage software investing. He was GP and head of the firm’s Enterprise investing practice for more than a decade. Pete led NEA’s early investment in several companies that became unicorns, including Databricks, Upstart, Anyscale and Instabase. Before his venture career, he held sales and product management jobs at HP, and also was an early employee at VMware, where he built the OEM channel from the ground up. He has BA from UC Berkeley, MBA from Kellogg and was Varsity Letterman and National Collegiate Champion in rugby while at Cal. He currently sits on the board of Cal Rugby.