Scott Sandell is Managing General Partner of NEA and head of its Technology investing practice. Since joining the firm in 1996, he has personally led investments in industry-transforming companies like Bloom Energy, Data Domain, Fusion-io, Salesforce.com, Tableau Software, WebEx, and Workday. Scott is among the most frequently named investors to the Forbes Midas List, with 22 technology companies in his portfolio having successfully completed public offerings or mergers. In addition to his focus on information technology and alternative energy investments, Scott leads NEA’s investing activities in China.
Scott is currently a director of a number of private companies including Bitglass, Bloom Energy, Branch Metrics, Captora, Carezone, CloudFlare, Coursera, Datrium, Enigma, Hello Alfred, Qadium, Robinhood, Sentons, Transfix, and UnifyID. Other previous investments include Fusion-io (acquired by SanDisk), Neoteris (acquired by Juniper Networks), NetIQ (acquired by Attachmate Corporation), Playdom (acquired by Disney), and Spreadtrum Communications (acquired by Tsinghua Unigroup).
Prior to joining NEA, Scott was a Product Manager at Microsoft, where he worked on Windows 95. Before joining Microsoft, Scott was the first salesperson at C-ATS Software and later co-founded and ran the company’s European subsidiary. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group. Scott holds an MBA from Stanford and an AB in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.
Scott also serves on the Board of Overseers for the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth and is a former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) (2014-2015).