Mustafa invests in pioneering entrepreneurs across both the early & growth stages. He is especially passionate about infra, developer, cybersecurity, data, AI-powered intelligent applications, sales enablement, fintech, and web3.

Before NEA, Mustafa advised on $55B of tech M&A at Qatalyst Partners. At Qatalyst, Mustafa worked closely with management teams on deals like Segment’s sale to Twilio, Auth0’s sale to Okta, Afterpay’s sale to Square, Intuit’s acquisition of Credit Karma, Hortonworks’ merger with Cloudera, Pluralsight’s sale to Vista, and HotelTonight’s sale to Airbnb.

Growing up in Dallas, Mustafa started coding in elementary school and has been a lifelong developer since. Mustafa graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Business Honors, Finance, & Plan II Honors, with a minor in Mathematics and additional coursework in Computer Science.

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