Patrick joined NEA in 2006 as General Partner focusing on technology investments, particularly Software-as-a-Service, digital media, mobile technology and Internet companies. He serves on the boards of BuzzFeed and Spring Mobile Solutions. Previous board positions include ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM), and Millennial Media (NYSE: MM, acquired by AOL/Verizon). Prior to joining NEA, Patrick was General Partner of Grotech Capital Group, investing in high-tech companies and serving on the boards of Advertising.com, CDnow, Fieldglass Software, SALIX Technologies and Synchrologic. Previously, Patrick spent 10 years at Alex. Brown & Sons as an investment banker for technology companies. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy on the staff of Admiral H.G. Rickover at the Headquarters of the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program. Patrick is Chairman Emeritus of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. He received an MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School and a BS degree from Villanova University.