Dick Kramlich

Dick Kramlich is General Partner and Co-Founder of New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

Dick began his venture career in 1969 as a General Partner with Arthur Rock and Co. after nine years in general management as Manager of Financial Planning at Kroger Co. and Investment Management and as Executive Vice President at Gardner & Preston Moss Company in Boston.

Since co-founding NEA in 1978, he has been involved in eight companies that have grown from start-up or near-start-up stage to companies with market value of over USD 1 billion, including Juniper Networks, Ascend Communications (acquired by Lucent), ImmuneX (acquired by Amgen), Macromedia (acquired by Adobe), and Dallas Semiconductor (acquired by Maxim Integrated products). Dick was the first investor to invest in the Ethernet at 3Com with Bob Metcalfe and an early investor with Dr. John Simpson in balloon angioplasty at Advanced Cardiovascular Systems (acquired by Eli Lilly) as well as Forethought (acquired by Microsoft), the company that originated PowerPoint. Dick continues to work with start-ups such as Financial Engines, Force10 Networks, Tabula, Visual Edge, Xoom, and Zhone. He recently joined the board of CITIC Pharmaceuticals in China and is also a director of Silicon Valley Bank.

Dick has received awards from the National Venture Capital Association, of which he served as Chairman and President from 1992-93, UC-Berkley's Haas School of Business, the Silicon Valley Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program, and the Red Herring Magazine Award. He received a Special Achievement Award at the International Business Forum (IBF) 2010 Venture Capital Investing Conference.

Dick holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BS in history from Northwestern University.


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