Scott Sandell is Managing General Partner at NEA, one of the world’s largest venture capital firms with $24B in cumulative committed capital since the firm’s founding in 1977. During his 25+ years at NEA, Scott has served as head of the firm’s technology investing practice. He has helped numerous entrepreneurs start and build technology companies and his investing track record includes more than two dozen successful public offerings and acquisitions in the technology space.
Scott is currently the lead independent director of Cloudflare (NYSE: NET) and is a director of Coursera (NYSE: COUR) and serves on the boards of a number of private companies. He also remains actively involved with the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Additionally, Scott currently serves as the inaugural Chairman of Global Innovation Venturing (GIV), an organization focused on strengthening ecosystem collaboration to support entrepreneurs and foster innovation.
Outside of NEA, Scott is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University in the Department of Management Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering where he co-teaches a course on principled entrepreneurship. He also previously served on the Board of Advisors of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth for over a decade (from 2009 – 2021) and is currently an emeritus member.