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Jeremy is a data scientist-turned-entrepreneur. In his current role as CEO, Jeremy sets the direction of the company and products, as well as the culture. He’s considered a data science thought leader, and spends significant time traveling to the world’s largest organizations to speak about practicing data science at scale. Previously, he was Director of Research and Modeling at Travelers Insurance, where he built predictive models for pricing, retention, conversion, elasticity, lifetime value, customer behavior, claims and much more. A true data science enthusiast, Jeremy even spends his spare time building predictive models, usually on the data science competition platform Kaggle.com. Jeremy studied Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Statistics at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Tom has more than 10 years of experience as a data science leader, building and implementing predictive models. As CTO of DataRobot, Tom projects the vision of the company by directing its strategic technology investments. Before DataRobot, Tom was Senior Director of Research and Modeling at Travelers Insurance, where he managed a team of data scientists. Tom has been ranked as high as 20th in the world on the data science competition platform Kaggle.com, which has more than 500,000 registered data scientists. Tom has his master’s degree in Mathematics, and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Jai is a managing director, president and co-founder at Sapphire Ventures. He invests in startups which he believes are developing ground-breaking products and services, and have embarked on their journey to become a company of consequence. He has more than 15 years of experience helping companies innovate their product and marketing strategies in order to scale and become market leaders. Eleven of Jai’s investments have become publicly traded companies and 9 have been acquired. Jai is currently a member of the board (director or observer) at Catchpoint, DataRobot, JFrog, Narrative Science, OpsRamp, Portworx, PubNub, Punchh, Splashtop, Sumo Logic and ThoughtSpot. Jai’s previous investments at Sapphire include: Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), Apigee(acquired by Google), Box (NYSE: BOX), Connectiva Systems (acquired by Mara Ison), Cloudhealth Technologies (acquired by VMware), Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks), ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce), Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN), GroundWork (acquired by Parallax), Ignite Technologies (acquired by Versata), Iron.IO (acquired by Xenon Technologies), Jaspersoft (acquired by TIBCO Software), JustDial (JUSTDIAL), MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce), Newgen Software (NSE: NEWGEN), Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), Paytm, Socrata (acquired by Tyler Technologies), Square (NYSE: SQ), and Tealeaf (acquired by IBM). Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Jai worked at Oracle, Intel Capital, Agilent Ventures, and MVC Capital (a DFJ affiliated fund). He has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Brown University and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Tony is a General Partner and leads NEA’s Consumer Internet and Venture Growth Equity investment practices. Tony focuses on investments in the internet and software sectors. Tony is a director of Care.com (NYSE: CRM), Casper, CCP Games, DataRobot, Duolingo, EverFi, Goop, Jet.com, Letgo, Moda Operandi, Raise.com, Tamara Mellon and Wallapop. He led the firm’s investment in Quidsi (Diapers.com), which was acquired by Amazon in 2011, Jet.com, which was acquired by Walmart in 2016, and Cvent (NYSE: CVT), which was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2016. Prior to joining NEA, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and was Head of Technology Banking in New York, and was a member of the North American Management Committee for investment banking. Tony received an MBA and an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Hilarie joined NEA in 2017 as a Venture Partner on the tech team, where she focuses on enterprise software and services. An enterprise software veteran, Hilarie spent the last three decades at growth-stage technology companies in operating and board roles. Most recently, Hilarie was President at New Relic, responsible for New Relic’s growth strategies as well as leading global sales, marketing, customer success, support, and business development. Prior to New Relic, Hilarie was at Salesforce, where she was named President and led the company’s worldwide sales teams and focused on growing the business globally. Hilarie joined Salesforce from Intuit where she was vice president of direct sales for small business and a member of the executive committee. Hilarie started her career at Oracle Corporation where she held a variety of roles over the course of 18 years, including senior vice president of Oracle Direct where she drove the company’s rapid growth in both the technology and applications markets. Hilarie currently serves on the board of directors of BloomReach, Duo Security, Knotch, Tableau Corporation, and Zendesk Corporation. She is the Vice Chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and serves on the advisory council of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. She previously served on the board of directors for Informatica Corporation. Hilarie has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Mills College. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Steve and their two daughters.
Chris Lynch is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive, currently serving as Executive Chairman at AtScale, the industry leader in data federation and cloud transformation. Over the past two decades Chris has been responsible for proceeds in excess of $7BN on $150M capital raised, while creating markets in virtualization (Arrowpoint, acquired by Cisco and Acopia, acquired by F5 Networks) and taking Big Data analytics to the enterprise (Vertica, acquired by HP). Prior to joining AtScale, Chris founded Reverb Advisors, assisting entrepreneurs in cyber security, data science and next generation application development. Prior to Reverb, Chris co-founded and was a General Partner at Accomplice, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies. Chris also devotes a significant amount of time to non-profits, having co-founded hack/reduce, a non-profit behind Boston’s big data ecosystem, hack/secure, a non-profit shaping the Cybersecurity community across the U.S., and Tech Tackles Cancer, a non-profit supporting research to eradicate pediatric cancer. In his free time, Chris is an advisor and mentor to dozens of entrepreneurs and startups.
Jit Saxena has a long and successful career of entrepreneurship and business leadership in growing new global industries. As founder, chairman, and CEO of Netezza, the leading provider of data analytics and monitoring appliances, Saxena led its initial public offering and its acquisition by IBM for $1.7 billion in 2010. Saxena also founded and led Applix, a leader in analytical CRM software, which he took public in 1994. At this stage in his career Jit is interested in working with strong teams with big ideas and plans to build a very scalable business.
Rob is a Managing Director and Co-Founder at Meritech. He led the firm’s successful investments in Alteryx (AYX), Anaplan, (PLAN), BigFix (IBM), Cloudera (CLDR), Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), Counterpane (BT), Duo (CSCO), Fortinet (FTNT), Forescout (FSCT), Greenplum (EMC), Imperva (IMPV), Netezza (IBM), NetSuite (N), PopCap Games (EA), Proofpoint (PFPT), Rally Software (RALY), ServiceMax (GE), Tableau Software (DATA), Veracode (CA), and Zipcar (ZIP). He is currently a board member or observer with Anaplan, Bromium, DataRobot, Looker and Pendo. Rob received a B.A. degree from Williams College and a M.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.