Peter Barris Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Investments
  • 1
  • Exits
  • 1

Peter Barris General Information


Mr. Peter Barris serves as Chairman at New Enterprise Associates. He also serves as Board Member at NextNav. He also is an Advisor and Board Member of Tempus, Groupon, and Berkshire Grey. Mr. Barris also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Northwestern University. He also serves as Board Member at In-Q-Tel. He joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in 1992 and was named Managing General Partner in 1999. Since that time NEA's assets under management have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. Under Barris's leadership, NEA has invested in industry-transforming technology companies like CareerBuilder, Data Domain,, Juniper Networks, Macromedia, Playdom,, and TiVo. Barris has been named several times to the Forbes Midas List of top technology investors, having personally led investments in over two dozen technology companies that have successfully completed public offerings or mergers. He serves on the board of a public company (GRPN) and is currently a director of several private companies including BenchPrep, Goji Food Solutions, MediaOcean, SnagFilms, and Sprout Social. Prior to joining NEA, Barris was President and Chief Operating Officer of Legent Corporation (LGNT) and Senior Vice President of the Systems Software Division of UCCEL Corporation (UCE). Both companies were ultimately acquired at valuations that were record-breaking for their time. Earlier, Barris spent almost a decade at General Electric Company in a variety of management positions, including Vice President and General Manager at GE Information Services. Outside interests include serving on the Northwestern Board of Trustees and the Board of the Tuck School Private Equity and Entrepreneur Center. Barris previously served on the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association and was also a founding member of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic organization in the Washington D.C. area. He has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern and an MBA from Dartmouth. He also served as Board Member at Upskill.

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Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Peter Barris Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
0000000 10-Feb-2011 00000 00000 000.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 000000
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Peter Barris Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
0000000 04-Nov-2011 000 00000
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Peter Barris Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Peter Barris Angel Investor 00 00 00 Chevy Chase, MD
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