Scott D. Sandell D’86
General Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Menlo Park, CA
Board Member: Elected 2009
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Stanford University
Scott is a General Partner and head of NEA’s 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 has been named to the Forbes Midas List several times, with 16 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 lead director of two public companies, Spreadtrum (NASDAQ: SPRD) and Fusion-io (NASDAQ: FIO), and a number of private companies including Bloom Energy, CloudFlare, HelioVolt, SolFocus, Tableau Software, and Workday. Other previous investments include 3ware (acquired by Applied Micro Circuits Corp.), Neoteris (acquired by Juniper Networks), NetIQ (NASDAQ: NTIQ), and Playdom (acquired by Disney).
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 founded and ran the company’s European subsidiary. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group. Scott holds an M.B.A. from Stanford and an A.B. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).