Pete Sonsini

General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Pete Sonsini

Pete joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in 2005 and focuses on early-stage enterprise software, systems and consumer internet companies. He is the co-head of NEA’s enterprise software practice group, and serves on several boards for NEA portfolio companies. Past investments include Xensource (acquired by Citrix Systems) and Teracent (acquired by Google).

Prior to NEA, Pete was Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at VMware where he struck the company’s initial OEM deals and grew annual sales through OEMs from $0 to $40 million in four years. Pete ran product management at Mirapoint and worked in sales and marketing at Hewlett-Packard as Worldwide Product Manager for the mid-range server business. Pete began his career at Montgomery Securities in the Technology Corporate Finance group. 

Pete received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and his B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.