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Duke University, BA 1992
Harvard Business School, MBA 1998

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Harry Weller

Harry leads NEA’s east coast, early stage investing practice and is a founder of NEA’s China organization. He is recognized as one of America’s top venture capitalists, with honors including the Forbes “Midas List”, Washingtonian’s “Titans of Technology”, Business Insider’s “Top 5 East Coast VCs” and Washington Business Journal’s “Outstanding Director Award”. Harry is the Chairman of Harvard University’s Experiment Fund and an Expert in Residence at Harvard.

Harry’s past investments include Echo Global (NASDAQ: ECHO), Eloqua (NASDAQ: ELOQ, acquired by Oracle), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), Merlin Securities (acquired by Wells Fargo), Riverbed Technologies (acquired by Aether Systems), SourceFire (NASDAQ: FIRE), Vertica (acquired by Hewlett Packard), Vonage (NYSE: VG) and webMethods (NASDAQ: WEBM, acquired by Software AG).

Prior to joining NEA, Harry was a General Partner at FBR Technology Venture Partners where he learned the costs and benefits of a bubble! Early in his career, Harry deployed large scale enterprise systems at the Global 100 including the first Oracle financial system (yes, that means he helped code it). Prior to his business career, Harry served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.

Harry received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Duke University.

Harry serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), is a past Chairman of MAVA Capital Connection, and co-founded the Young Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (YAVA).

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