VCs on the Move Jun 21, 2016

NEA promotes one to principal, another to senior associate

New Enterprise Associates has promoted Amit Mukherjee to principal and Blake Wu to senior associate.

Both work out of the firm’s Menlo Park, Calif.-based office.

Amit Mukherjee NEA
Amit Mukherjee, principal, New Enterprise Associates. Photo courtesy of NEA.

Mukherjee joined NEA’s technology team in 2012 and is focused on consumer and Internet investments. He works closely with such portfolio companies as Casper, MasterClass and The Players’ Tribune.

Wu joined NEA’s healthcare team in 2014. He works closely with many portfolio companies Elements Behavioral Health, Bright Health, Radiology Partners and Pager.

Flybridge taps WeWork co-founder as GP

Flybridge Capital Partners has hired Jesse Middleton, a co-founder of WeWork Labs, as a general partner.

He will work in the firm’s New York-based office, according to a blog post by Flybridge General Partner David Aronoff. Middleton replaces Matt Witheiler, who left the firm earlier this year to help run Wellington Management’s late-stage venture fund.

Foundation Capital adds EIR to team

Foundation Capital has hired Melissa Miranda as its entrepreneur-in-residence. Previously, Miranda worked at IDEO before founding Tiny Post, which was acquired by TripAdvisor.

The firm announced that she will work with General Partner Steve Vassallo on a research project focused on helping support design founders.

Partech expands venture team with two new hires

Partech Ventures has added two new general partners to its venture team.

Emmanuel Delaveau, general partner, Partech Ventures. Photo courtesy of the firm.

Reza Malekzadeh will join the firm’s San Francisco-based office while Emmanuel Delaveau has been tapped for the Paris staff.

Reza Malekzadeh, general partner, Partech Ventures. Photo courtesy of the firm.

The firm also runs an office in Berlin.

New Boston venture firm Underscore.VC bees up staff

Newly launched Boston-based venture firm Underscore.VC has added Chris Lister as executive-in-residence. He previously was chief revenue officer and senior vice president of sales and marketing at Constant Contact.

The firm’s co-founders include Michael Skok, a former general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, C.A. Webb, a former executive director of the New England Venture Capital Association, and John Pearce, who previously worked at Actifio, Demandware and AppIQ.

Hopkins to retire from Citi Ventures

Deborah Hopkins, chief executive of Citi Ventures and chief innovation officer at Citi, is set to retire this year, according to a report from Global Corporate Venturing.

Hopkins joined Citi in 2003 and helped found Citi Ventures, the bank’s venture arm, in 2008.

Accel hires ex-Facebook executive for Israel

Accel has added Nir Blumberger to its investment team as a venture partner. He will be based in Tel Aviv. Previously, he worked as a corporate development executive at Facebook.

Compiled by VCJ staff