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New Enterprise Associates

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Aaron Jacobson

Principal, NEA

Aaron Jacobson joined NEA in 2011 and is a Principal focused on early-stage technology investments with a strong emphasis in SaaS and infrastructure software.  He serves as a director of Tigera, illusive networks, Dreamfactory, and Console, and a board observer at StreamSets, Mimosa Networks, NGINX, and Move Guides.  He’s also helped lead investments in CareZone, Cohere Technologies, Coursera, Databricks, GuideSpark, Igneous Systems, Kumu Networks, Lattice Engines, Luminate Wireless, Philo, Psikick, Transfix, and Stormpath.  He was previously involved with Box (NYSE:BOX) and GainSpeed (Acquired by NYSE:NOK).  In 2016 he was named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30” in Venture Capital and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s "40 Under 40”.

Prior to joining NEA, Aaron spent two years at Qatalyst Partners in San Francisco. At Qatalyst, Aaron worked as an Analyst engaged in various M&A transactions, which included the sale of PopCap Games to Electronic Arts, the sale of Riot Games to Tencent, the strategic investment in Go Daddy from KKR / Silver Lake / TCV, the sale of Palm to HP, and Conexant's sale to Golden Gate Capital, among others.

Aaron graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Electrical Engineering, and carried a minor in Math.