Tony Florence

Co-President, New York

Tony Florence joined NEA in 2008 and currently is Co-President of the firm. Prior to his current position, Tony served as Managing General Partner where he led and oversaw NEA’s global technology investing practices across enterprise and consumer for both early stage and growth stage investing, accounting for over 60% of NEAs funds. Tony’s investing practice focuses on software and internet companies, with an emphasis on growth-stage investments. Tony is also actively involved in NEA’s investing activities in Asia and Europe. Tony has led investments in (NYSE: CRCM), Cvent (NYSE: CVT; acquired by Vista Equity), Appian (NYSE: APPN), Moda Operandi, Quidsi/ (acquired by Amazon), Edmodo (acquired by NetDragon), EverFi (acquired by TPG; acquired by Blackbaud NSDQ: BLKB), Casper (NYSE: CSPR), Snap (NYSE: SNAP),, (acquired by WalMart), Gilt (acquired by Hudson Bay), Goop, DataRobot, Duolingo (NYSE: DUOL), Letgo (acquired by Naspers), Wallapop, The YES (acquired by Pinterest) Snowplow Analytics, Weaviate and Wonder. Tony has been featured on the Forbes Midas List of Top Investors for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Prior to joining NEA, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and was Head of Technology Banking in New York, and was a member of the North American Management Committee for investment banking. Tony spent over a decade at Morgan Stanley focused on the software and Internet sectors, and also worked with a number of NEA's companies in both IPOs and M&A transactions. Tony received an MBA and an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College.