Amit joined NEA in 2012, where he is currently a Partner focused on consumer technology investments. He is a Board Observer for Casper, MasterClass, Brandless, and The Players’ Tribune, and was previously a Board Observer for Jet.com (acquired by Wal-Mart). Amit has led a number of seed stage investments for NEA, including Aquabyte, Cake, Holloway, Yumi and PumpUp. As an Associate and Principal, Amit conducted diligence or assisted on more than two dozen companies on behalf of NEA, including Duolingo, Robinhood, Coursera, Snap, Uber, Appian, OnShape, Banjo, Moda Operandi, Care.com and Bridge International Academies. Amit was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital.
Having been born at Stanford Hospital and growing up in Mountain View, Amit has a deep appreciation for Silicon Valley’s impact—from the products produced by the ecosystem, to the lives of the individuals that move to the area for opportunities. Amit credits his consumer product DNA to his childhood obsessions with Napster and AOL Instant Messenger. He sees the VC / entrepreneur relationship as a melding of science and art– the entrepreneur has created something novel and special, and the VC helps apply tried and true best practices to maximize the chances of success.
Prior to joining NEA, Amit was a member of J.P. Morgan’s Internet & Digital Media investment banking team. While at J.P. Morgan, Amit performed in-depth valuation analysis, due diligence, and industry analysis for over $37 billion worth of transactions including TripAdvisor’s spin-off from Expedia, Netflix’s common stock and convertible notes financing, and the IPOs of Facebook and Zynga.
Amit earned his A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.