Ed Mathers

General Partner, Washington DC

Ed Mathers is a General Partner at NEA; he joined the firm as a Partner in August 2008 and is focused on biotechnology and specialty pharmaceuticals investments. He is a director of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: RYTM), Synlogic,(NASDAQ: SYBX), Senti Biosciences, Inozyme (NASDAQ: INZY), Reneo Pharma (NASDAQ: RPHM), Akouos (NASDAQ: AKUS), Trevi Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TRVI), Mirum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MIRM), Affinia Therapeutics, Shape Therapeutics, MBX Biosciences, ObsEva (NASDAQ: OBSV), Code Biotherapeutics, Splice Bio, and Sorriso Pharmaceuticals.

Previously he was a board member of Lumena (sold to Shire), Ziarco (sold to Novartis), Motus Therapeutics (sold to Allergan), Amplyx (sold to Pfizer), Curzion (Sold to Horizon Therapeutics), Ra Pharmaceuticals (Sold to UCB Pharma), Plexxikon (sold to Daiichi Sankyo), Intarcia, Satori Pharmaceuticals, Liquidia Technologies (NASDAQ: LQDA), Southeast Bio, MedImmune, LLC, Ra Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: RARX – Chairman), and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

Prior to joining NEA, Ed most recently served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Venture, at MedImmune, Inc. In this role, he was a member of the leadership team that executed the sale of the company to AstraZeneca for $15.6 billion in 2007. While at MedImmune, Ed was responsible for the company’s corporate and business development activities and led the company’s venture capital subsidiary, MedImmune Ventures, Inc. Before joining MedImmune in 2002, he was Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Licensing and Acquisitions at Inhale Therapeutic Systems. Ed spent 15 years at Glaxo Wellcome, Inc. (GlaxoSmithKline), where he held sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University.