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Scott Sandell is the Managing General Partner of NEA. Since joining the firm in 1996, Scott has led investments in many industry-transforming technology companies including Data Domain,, Tableau Software, WebEx and Workday, and is among the most frequently named venture capitalists to the Forbes Midas List. Scott is currently the lead independent director of Cloudflare (NYSE: NET) and a director of Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE). Scott also serves on the boards of a number of private companies including Banjo, Branch, Coursera, Divvy, Expanse, Hello Alfred, One Concern, Robinhood and Transfix. He also remains actively involved with the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where he served as Chairman of the Board from 2014-2015.

Outside of NEA, Scott serves on the Board of Advisors of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. A frequent guest speaker at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, Scott is also currently a special advisor for a new course on principled entrepreneurship at Stanford.

Before joining NEA, Scott was a product manager at Microsoft. Prior to that, Scott co-founded and ran the European subsidiary of C-ATS Software. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group. Scott holds an MBA from Stanford and an AB in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.


  • Dartmouth
    1982–1986 Dartmouth College
  • BCG
    1986–1988 Boston Consulting Group
  • C-ATS
    1988–1990 C-ATS Software
  • Stanford
    1990–1992 Stanford Business School
  • Microsoft
    1992–1995 Windows Product Group
  • NEA
    1995–present Managing General Partner
  • December 16, 1999

    WebEx investment

  • November 19, 2001

    Data Domain investment

  • December 17, 2002 investment

  • April 16, 2009

    Workday investment