Brooke Seawell joined New Enterprise Associates in 2005 as a venture partner, focusing on software, systems and internet investments. Brooke currently serves on the board of directors of NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), Acquia, SugarCRM and Tenable. He brings 30-plus years of experience in technology finance and operations.
From 2000 to 2004, Brooke was a venture partner with Technology Crossover Ventures. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of NetDynamics, an application server software company, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1998. From 1991 to 1997, Brooke was senior vice president, finance and operations and CFO of Synopsys, an electronic design automation software company, which he took public in 1992.
As a founder, officer, investor or director, Brooke has been involved in 10 IPOs - Accrue Software, ArcSight, Glu Mobile, Informatica, Mediaplex, NVIDIA, Southwall Technologies, Synopsys, Tableau Software, and Weitek, and 10 strategic acquisitions – CoWare (acquired by Synopsys), Extricity (acquired by Peregrine Systems), Informatica (acquired by Permira), Lithium Technologies (acquired by Vista), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Rasna (acquired by Parametric Technology), SiliconBlue (acquired by Lattice Semiconductor), SiTime (acquired by MegaChips), Telegent Systems (acquired by Spreadtrum Communications), and TimesTen (acquired by Oracle).
Brooke received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his master's in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.