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Scott Sandell is the Managing General Partner of NEA. During his nearly 25 years since joining the firm, Scott has led investments in many industry-transforming technology companies including Data Domain, Salesforce.com, Tableau Software, WebEx and Workday, and is among the most frequently named venture capitalists to the Forbes Midas List. Scott is currently a director of Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE) and a number of private companies including Automation Anywhere, Banjo, Branch, Cloudflare, Coursera, Divvy, Expanse, One Concern, and Robinhood. He also remains actively involved with the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2014-2015.

Outside of NEA, Scott serves on the Board of Advisors of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. A frequent guest lecturer at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, Scott also recently co-created and is now co-teaching a course at Stanford on principled entrepreneurship.

Before joining NEA, Scott was a product manager at Microsoft. Prior to that, Scott co-founded and ran the European subsidiary of C-ATS Software. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group. Scott holds an MBA from Stanford and an AB in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.

Experience

  • Dartmouth
    1982–1986 Dartmouth College
  • BCG
    1986–1988 Boston Consulting Group
  • C-ATS
    1988–1990 C-ATS Software
  • Stanford
    1990–1992 Stanford Business School
  • Microsoft
    1992–1995 Windows Product Group
  • NEA
    1995–present Managing General Partner
  • December 16, 1999

    WebEx investment

  • November 19, 2001

    Data Domain investment

  • December 17, 2002

    Salesforce.com investment

  • April 16, 2009

    Workday investment

Companies