Aaron Jacobson

Aaron Jacobson

Senior Associate at New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

San Francisco Bay Area
Venture Capital & Private Equity

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Aaron Jacobson's Overview

  • Fixed Income Intern at WisdomTree Asset Management
  • Summer Business Analyst at Sandbox Innovations
  • Research Assistant at University of Pennsylvania - Kod*lab

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Aaron Jacobson's Summary

Aaron Jacobson joined NEA in 2011 and is focused on information and energy technology investments, with a strong emphasis on enterprise software, datacenter infrastructure, and communications. Prior to joining NEA, Aaron spent two years at Qatalyst Partners in San Francisco. At Qatalyst, Aaron worked as an Analyst engaged in various M&A transactions, which included the sale of PopCap Games to Electronic Arts, the sale of Riot Games to Tencent, the strategic investment in Go Daddy from KKR / Silver Lake / TCV, the sale of Palm to HP, and Conexant's sale to Golden Gate Capital, among others. Aaron held summer positions at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (with their internal Ventures Group) in Murray Hill, New Jersey, as well as at Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division in New York City. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Electrical Engineering, and carried a minor in Math.

Aaron Jacobson's Experience

Senior Associate

New Enterprise Associates

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

August 2011Present (3 years 3 months) Menlo Park, California

* Enterprise Software & Datacenter Infrastructure: Databricks, IIX, NGINX, Box, Lattice, Stormpath, GuideSpark, Move Guides, Silk
* Communications: Kumu Networks, Mimosa Networks, Gainspeed, Luminate Wireless, Cohere Technologies
* Semiconductors: PsiKick
* Consumer Internet / Mobile: Coursera, CareZone, Philo, mNectar

Associated Companies:
* Enterprise Software & Datacenter Infrastructure: MapR, Conviva, Aerospike, Tintri, Fusion-io
* Semiconductors: ViXS Systems, Availink, Alien Technologies, Spreadtrum Communications
* Energy: Imergy Power Systems, Bloom Energy, Solar Junction, Terrajoule


Qatalyst Partners

July 2009July 2011 (2 years 1 month) San Francisco, California

Summer Intern


July 2008August 2008 (2 months) Murray Hill, New Jersey

Investment Banking Summer Analyst

Lehman Brothers

May 2008July 2008 (3 months) New York, New York

Fixed Income Intern

WisdomTree Asset Management

January 2008May 2008 (5 months) New York, New York

Summer Business Analyst

Sandbox Innovations

May 2007August 2007 (4 months)

Research Assistant

University of Pennsylvania - Kod*lab

May 2006August 2006 (4 months)

Aaron Jacobson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Venture Capital
  2. Investments
  3. Fundraising
  4. M&A
  5. Investment Banking
  6. Due Diligence
  7. Financial Modeling
  8. Business Development
  9. Strategic Partnerships
  10. Market Sizing
  11. Competitive Analysis
  12. Cleantech
  13. Mergers & Acquisitions
  14. Asset Managment
  15. Analytics
  16. Corporate Development
  17. Mergers
  18. Enterprise Software
  19. Valuation
  20. Entrepreneurship
  21. Start-ups
  22. Network Infrastructure

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