colin joined nea in 2014 as an operating partner and is focused on working with nea’s portfolio companies. prior to joining nea, colin spent 12 years at paladin capital group, a washington d.c. based venture capital firm. at paladin, colin invested in technology-driven companies across a variety of sectors and was actively involved with a wide range of portfolio companies guiding successful strategic outcomes at the board level. prior to paladin, colin was a founding member of the vigilant investors fund, a hedge fund in santa monica, california. colin received his b.a. degree in philosophy from haverford college in pennsylvania.