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General Partner at New Enterprise Associates
Senior Director, Strategic Alliances at VMware, WW Product Marketing Manager at Hewlett-Packard, See All (3)
University of California, Berkeley, Kellogg School of Management



Pete Sonsini is the General Partner at New Enterprise Associates.

Pete joined NEA in 2005 and is Co - Head of NEA’s enterprise software practice group. Previous investments include Xensource (acquired by Citrix Systems) and Teracent (acquired by Google).

Pete also serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Forum (, and in 2011 was named as a "Rising Star" of the next generation of venture capital general partners by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst.

Prior to joining NEA, Pete was Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at VMware where he struck the company's OEM deals and grew annual sales through OEMs from $0 to $40 million in four years.

Prior to VMware, Pete was one of the first hires on the business side at Mirapoint, where he ran product management.

Pete also served in various Sales and Marketing positions in Hewlett-Packard’s server division, including... See More

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