Home | News | Contact us  
New Enterprise Associates appoints Ben Mathias as VP of Indian operations; to invest $200 Million in India
Bangalore, February 20, 2007: US venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates has announced that it will invest $200 million in Indian technology sector. The fund has appointed Ben Mathias as Vice President of the Indian operations - under the entity New Enterprise Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd. Mathias will work closely with NEA's US-based technology team. NEA has $8.5 billion in committed capital across 13 funds.

"We have been selectively investing in India for many years and believe the country offers an attractive environment for venture investing," said Peter Barris, NEA Managing General Partner. The fund has investments in Sasken Communications, Telsima, Nevis Networks, Protostar, InSilica and GlobalLogic. NEA also has 20 per cent stake in NEA-IndoUS Ventures, an early venture capital fund started by Vinod Dham and Vani Kola. NEA will invest in early-stage IT investments indirectly through NEA-IndoUS Ventures. NEA's direct investments will be primarily in mid to late-stage opportunities.

"NEA's focus in India will be on expanding its investment portfolio, while making returns on our initial investments. We look forward to working with India's best and brightest entrepreneurs in telecom, media, alternative energy, technology-enabled services and infrastructure," said Krishna "Kittu" Kolluri, General Partner. "Our US-based team which also includes Mark Perry and Ravi Viswanathan, will be consulting with Ben Mathias (head of Indian ops) to identify opportunities"

About NEA-IndoUS Ventures

NEA-IndoUS Ventures is a venture capital firm based out of India and the US, co-founded by Vinod K. Dham and Vani Kola. NEA-IndoUS Ventures invests in businesses that leverage India's accelerated, long-term growth prospects and capital efficiencies.

About NEA

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs create and build major new enterprises that use technology to improve the way we live, work and play. Since its founding in 1978, the firm has followed the same basic principles: support their entrepreneurs, provide an excellent return to their limited partners and practice their profession with high standards and respect. Practicing classic venture capital for 28 years, NEA focuses on investments at all stages of a company's development, from seed-stage through IPO. With approximately $8.5 billion in committed capital, NEA's experienced management team has invested in over 550 companies, of which more than 150 have gone public and more than 220 have been acquired. NEA has offices in Reston, Virginia, Menlo Park, California and Baltimore, Maryland. For additional information, visit www.nea.com



A comprehensive resource library for entrepreneurs.
Learn more
Perspectives on entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Learn more