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42 Investments in 18 Companies
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Forest joined NEA in 1999 as a Venture Partner and became a General Partner in 2004. Forest focuses on information and energy technology investments.

He is the NEA representative on the boards of AstroWatt, Audience, Chelsio Communications, Serious Energy and SuVolta.

He also assists Alta Devices, Azuray Technologies, Bandgap Engineering, Conviva, Firefly Green Technologies, Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), Illumitex, Luxtera, NovaTorque, Solar Junction, Svaya Nanotechnologies, Tableau Software, Terrajoule and Tintri as either a board member, observer or advisor, usually in conjunction with another member of the NEA investing staff.

In the past he has worked with, among others, Aeluros, Arch Rock, Atheros Communications, Data Domain, E2O, Fulcrum Microsystems, Nanochip, Newisys, RingCube Technologies, SiBEAM, Telegent Systems, and T-RAM Semiconductor.

Forest also previously held advisory positions with FineGround, PolyServe, ReShape and SMIC.

Prior to NEA, Forest was Senior Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer of Silicon Graphics Inc. He founded and directed the Western Research Laboratory of Digital Equipment Corporation before joining SGI.

Prior to that, he was a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

Dr. Baskett received a BA in Mathematics from Rice University, a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2015$16M / Series C
Aug, 2015$125M / Series F
Oct, 2014$3.99M / Debt Financing
Sep, 2014$6M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2014$75M / Series E
Jan, 2014$10.6M / Series F
Jul, 2012$25M / Venture
May, 2012$13M / Series B (Lead)
Apr, 2012$9.3M / Venture
Apr, 2012$3.88M / Venture
Feb, 2012$21.7M / Series C
Feb, 2012$19.2M / Series D
Feb, 2012$15M / Series D
Jan, 2012$17.6M / Series E
Jun, 2011$18M / Series C (Lead)
Jun, 2011$13.5M / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$17M / Venture (Lead)
Mar, 2011$72M / Private Equity
Sep, 2010$15M / Series C
Jun, 2010$19.8M / Series D
Apr, 2010$45M / Series C
Mar, 2010$13.3M / Series C (Lead)
Dec, 2009$10M / Series B
Nov, 2009$17M / Series F
Sep, 2009$60M / Series C
Apr, 2009$47.5M / Series B
Feb, 2009$15M / Series E
Sep, 2008$20M / Series B
May, 2008$5.25M / Series B
Mar, 2008$19M / Series A (Lead)
Mar, 2008$2.38M / Series B
Jan, 2008$25M / Series E
Nov, 2007$50M / Venture
May, 2007$11M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2006$10M / Series E
Mar, 2006$22M / Series A
Jan, 2006$2M / Series A
Jan, 2005$25M / Series C
Dec, 2003$17M / Series B
Oct, 2002$9.3M / Series A (Lead)

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