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Barris, Peter J. oral history

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Peter Barris joined New Enterprise Associates in 1992 and has been the managing general partner since 1999. Peters specializes in information technology companies and has guided NEA’s investments in many successful ventures, including UUNET Technologies, described as the backbone of the Internet , CareerBuilder, Data Domain,, Groupon, Juniper Networks, Macromedia, Playdom,, and TiVo.

Peter has been named to the Forbes Midas List several times, having personally led investments in over two dozen technology companies that have successfully completed public offerings or mergers. Peter is currently a director of several private companies including Groupon, Hillcrest, JobFox, MediaBank, SnagFilms, and Sprout Social. He also serves on the board of public companies Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Neutral Tandem, and Vonage.

Prior to joining NEA, Peter was President and Chief Operating Officer of Legent Corporation and Senior Vice President of the Systems Software Division of UCCEL Corporation. Earlier, Peter spent almost a decade at General Electric Company in a variety of management positions, including Vice President and General Manager at GE Information Services.

In addition to serving currently on nine NEA-related technology boards, Peter He previously served on the board of the National Venture Capital Association and was also a founding member Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic organization in the Washington D.C. area. Peter is a member of the Board of Trustees, Northwestern University; Board of Overseers, Tuck School at Dartmouth College; Board of Advisors, Tuck’s Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth. Peter received an MBA from the Tuck School, Dartmouth College, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.


2006-12-13; 2006-12-14; 2011-06-23


Barris, Peter, Interviewee
Kolker, Carole, Interviewer
Perry, Mauree Jane, Interviewer


National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

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San Francisco, CA


138 p.





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NVCA-Venture Forward Oral History Collection


Gift of National Venture Capital Association

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102792205 Barris, Peter J. oral history