Silicon Valley's Hottest Innovations 2016

"If you can't impose self-discipline, you can't be better off as a private Co."

Scott Sandell of NEA on the investment opportunities thrown up by the cloud and mobile revolution

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Published 5 years ago on Dec 03, 2016 13 minutes Read

Scott Sandell is the managing general partner at one of the oldest and largest venture firms in the Valley, New Enterprise Associates. He joined the firm, which over its 39-year existence has managed $17 billion, in 1996. Over his two decade stint, Sandell is best known for his winning bets in the enterprise space. He has seen 22 exits in his portfolio including the widely successful IPOs of Workday, Salesforce and Tableau and strategic acquisitions of WebEx (acquired by Cisco for $3.2 billion), Fusion-io (acquired by SanDisk for $1.1 billion) and Playdom (acquired by Disney for $763 million). Sandell says the physics of building a business has changed both in terms of starting a company and scaling up, throwing up some very
interesting investment opportunities for investors like him.