Scott D. Sandell '86

Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Menlo Park, CA

Board Member: 2009-2021

AB, Dartmouth
MBA, Stanford University

Scott Sandell is the Managing General Partner of NEA. Since joining the firm in 1996, Scott has led investments in many industry-transforming technology companies including Data Domain,, Tableau Software, WebEx and Workday, and is among the most frequently named venture capitalists to the Forbes Midas List. Scott is currently the lead independent director of Cloudflare (NYSE: NET) and a director of Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE). Scott also serves on the boards of a number of private companies including Banjo, Branch, Coursera, Divvy, Expanse, Hello Alfred, One Concern, Robinhood and Transfix. He also remains actively involved with the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2014–2015.

Outside of NEA, Scott is a frequent guest speaker at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, and is also currently a special advisor for a new course on principled entrepreneurship at Stanford.

Before joining NEA, Scott was a product manager at Microsoft. Prior to that, Scott co-founded and ran the European subsidiary of C-ATS Software. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group.