New Enterprise Associates

New Enterprise Associates

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park


New Enterprise Associates is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1977. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this VC is located in Menlo Park.

This VC was founded by Chuck Newhall, Frank Bonsal III, Richard Kramlich. Besides the listed founders, we have found 30 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Biotechnology, Enterprise Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 210 more areas of investment. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 16 other countries. Uber, Tableau, Groupon are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Aside from New Enterprise Associates, start-ups are often funded by Sprout Group, Sevin Rosen Funds, Scale Venture Partners and 759 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Omega Funds, Novo Holdings, MentorTech Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 904. The investors in the following rounds are usually Walden International, The Carlyle Group, Sapphire Ventures, and 725 VCs in total.

The fund's activity peaked in 2015. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points more exits than other funds. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. The fund generally invests in more than 49 deals every year. In comparison with other funds, New Enterprise Associates makes 9 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from New Enterprise Associates is more than 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, last, last first_initial, first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

96.5% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

39.7% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4.5 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.11 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.75 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Sprout Group, Sevin Rosen Funds, Scale Venture Partners

Funds Investing in Following

Walden International, The Carlyle Group, Sapphire Ventures

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