Ask A VC is back this week with NEA’s Pete Sonsini. You may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show. We’re also asking readers to make a short video of your question, upload the video to YouTube and send us the link via email or in comments. We’ll try to include the questions in the show.
Sonsini joined NEA in 2005 and is the co-head of the firm’s enterprise software practice group, focusing on early-stage investments in the space. He is currently. Previous investments include Xensource (acquired by Citrix Systems) and Teracent (acquired by Google). He is currently on the board of Engine Yard, Eucalyptus Systems and a number of others.
Prior to joining NEA, Sonsini was senior director of Strategic Alliances at VMware where he struck the company’s OEM deals and grew annual sales through OEMs from $0 to $40 million in four years. Prior to VMware, Sonsini ran product management at Mirapoint and also served in various sales and marketing positions in Hewlett-Packard’s server division.
We’re excited to ask Sonsini about where he feels the next disruption is taking place in the enterprise software world, and which startups are prime acquisitions for some of the enterprise incumbents.
Please send us your questions for Sonsini here, send us your YouTube video or put them in the comments below!