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Rick Yang joined NEA in 2007 and is currently a Partner on the tech team. He is focused on fintech and consumer investments, with particular interest in gaming and esports. Rick represents NEA on the boards of several companies including Drop, Gen.G, Lyric, MasterClass, Plaid, and PlayVS, among others. In addition, he works closely with Omio, Opendoor, and Stride Health. Historically, Rick was involved with Braintree (acquired by PayPal), Gaikai (acquired by Sony), and Pure Energies (acquired by NRG). Prior to joining NEA, Rick worked at Credit Suisse, where he advised on and executed a number of strategic financing initiatives for leading public and private tech companies as part of the Technology Group. Rick earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he was also a varsity swimmer.



  • PHS
    1997–2001 J. J. Pearce High School
  • Stanford
    2001–2005 Stanford University
  • Credit Suisse
    2005–2007 Credit Suisse First Boston
  • NEA
    2007–present NEA