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Peter Sonsini

General Partner, Menlo Park

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pete joined nea in 2005 and is the head of the firm’s enterprise software investing practice. his primary focus is on early-stage software investing, in many cases as the very first investor in the company. some of his current investments include anyscale, conviva, databricks, fabfitfun, forethought, guidespark, instabase, matroid, nefeli, plasmic, playvs, sisu, splashtop, yubico, and upstart. past exits include audience (directv), eucalyptus (hp), lattice engines (dun & bradstreet), lithium (vista), nginx (f5), pentaho (hitachi), portauthority (websense), stormpath (okta), teracent (google), tintri (tntrq), and xensource (citrix systems).

皇冠hg156体育下载地址prior to nea pete was on the executive staff at vmware where he struck the company’s initial strategic partnerships and grew annual sales through oems from $0-$40m in four years. pete ran product management at mirapoint and worked in sales and marketing at hewlett-packard, including worldwide product manager for the mid-range server business. pete began his career at montgomery securities in the technology corporate finance group. he received his mba from the kellogg school of management at northwestern university, and his ba in political economy from the university of california, berkeley, where he was a member of the 1988 collegiate national championship varsity rugby team.

  • 2014 Power Player in the Cloud AlwaysOn
  • 2013 Power Player Champions Of Entrepreneurship AlwaysOn
  • 2011 Rising Star of Venture Capital Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst

Interests

Experience

  • UC Berkeley
    1986–1990 UC Berkeley
  • NU
    1994–1995 Northwestern University
  • Novell
    1995 Novell
  • 1995–1996 Northwestern University
  • HP
    1996–1998 Hewlett-Packard
  • Mirapoint
    1998–2001 Mirapoint
  • VMware
    2001–2005 VMware
  • NEA
    2005–present NEA

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