New Enterprise Associates Inc.
New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With approximately $11 billion in committed capital, NEA invests in information technology, healthcare and energy technology companies at all stages in a company’s lifecycle, from seed stage to IPO.
Canaan Partners is a global venture capital firm that invests in people who turn visionary ideas into valuable and significant technology & healthcare companies. Canaan were early investors in some of the world’s leading technology companies, including Acme Packet, CommerceOne, and DoubleClick as well as healthcare giants Cerexa, Dexcom and Peninsula Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Eric Schmidt is the executive chairman of Google, where he was CEO from 2001 to 2011. Additionally, Dr. Schmidt is a former member on the board of directors for Apple and served as CEO of Novell and CTO of Sun. Along with Mike Lesk, Dr. Schmidt co-authored the lex analysis software program for the Unix computer operating system.
(Eric Schmidt at 2011 G8 Summit. (Guillaume Paumier/Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-3.0)
Mike Olson is a Founder and the current Chief Strategy Officer of Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based software and services. He was formerly CEO of Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, the open source embedded database engine.
Ron Conway & David Lee
Ronald Conway has been an active angel investor for over 15 years. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) whose investments included: Google, Ask Jeeves, Paypal, Good Technology, Opsware and Brightmail.
David Lee is a founding partner at SV Angel, where he focuses on investments within the consumer Internet, mobile, video and other IT industries. Prior to SV Angel, David Lee was at Google, where he led new business development efforts in video, media and content/data partnerships.