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Chetan Puttagunta, partner, NEA
Chetan joined NEA in 2011 and focuses on enterprise software. His investments at NEA include MuleSoft, Elastic, MongoDB, Acquia, Sentry, Swiftype, Forter, Placester, ScoutRFP, and Canopy. He was previously involved with Gaikai (acquired by Sony). He's been named to Forbes Magazine’s 2015 30 under 30 in Venture Capital and GrowthCap’s Top 40 under 40 Growth Investors.
Prior to joining NEA, Chetan was an investor with H.I.G. Capital’s Leveraged Buyout Group and a technology investment banker with Houlihan Lokey. Chetan earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
JIM FEUILLE, PARTNER, CROSSLINK CAPITAL
Jim joined Crosslink in 2002, bringing 20 years of technology investment banking and management experience to the firm. Jim’s prior positions included global head of technology investment banking at UBS, where he built a powerful global technology investment banking practice from scratch; Chief operating officer at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, where he ran all aspects of the firm’s investment banking and brokerage operations and led the firm to record growth in revenue and market share prior to its acquisition by Prudential; and head of technology investment banking at Robertson Stephens, where he built the technology investment banking team into a leadership position in the industry.
GRAHAM BROOKS, PARTNER AT .406 VENTURES
As a recovering engineer (license to code was revoked in 2008, currently under appeal), Graham Brooks loves to geek out with techie founders. He joined .406 Ventures in 2007, after nine years of technology-oriented operating, investing and start-up experience. At .406 he focuses on early-stage investments in BigData, Healthcare, Digital Video and AdTech. Graham also runs the firm’s university outreach initiatives including the .406 StudentFellows program.