John M. Nehra
Special partner of NEA
John M. Nehra graduated from the University of Michigan, BA 1970. Upon graduating, he joined Doyle O’Connor & Company, a leading nationwide NASDAQ trading firm based in Chicago, as an Associate in their Venture Group. In 1971 Mr. Nehra built a small Research and Sales Department following small to medium sized publicly traded growth stocks, complementing the firm’s historic trading capabilities. With the passing of Bob Doyle in 1975, the firm never fully realized its full potential.
In 1975 Alex Brown & Sons hired Mr. Nehra to build a corporate strategy in Health Care, with an expanded approach to Investment Banking. For decades Alex. Brown became the preeminent national firm in Health Care Research, Trading and Banking. Alex. Brown adopted this strategic template in Software, Transportation, Consumer and Financial Services. In 1981 Mr. Nehra became a Partner of the firm. Mr. Nehra also worked with Alex Brown’s Partners with an entry into Venture Capital, Merchant Banking and Capital Markets. Mr. Nehra worked and managed Health Care related Research and Investment Banking ultimately managing the Capital Markets Desk.
In 1989 until his retirement in August 2014, Mr. Nehra was affiliated with New Enterprise Associates (“NEA”), a leading venture capital firm, including, from 1993 until his retirement, as General Partner of several of its affiliated venture capital limited partnerships. Mr. Nehra also served as Managing General Partner of Catalyst Ventures, a venture capital firm, from 1989 to 2013. Mr. Nehra served on numerous boards of NEA’s portfolio companies in healthcare and technology until his retirement in August 2014. Mr. Nehra remains a retired special partner of NEA. Since 1999 Mr. Nehra has served on the board of DaVita (NYSE:DVA). He advises and is on the board of several private companies. He has been active with the Baltimore School for the Arts and various charities. Mr. Nehra is married and has two daughters.