Our Mission

NextGen Partners' mission is to facilitate professional development, knowledge sharing and network strengthening of emerging Venture Capital investors as they build their careers. Founded in 2001 as a group of 5 VC associates, NextGen Partners has a membership base of over 500 pre-partner professionals representing over 200 firms in California. With the help of our sponsors, NextGen members are able to create relationships with tomorrow's leading venture and private equity professionals. By investing time today, members are able to forge the relationships and syndicates of tomorrow.


Co-Chairs

Roseanne Wincek

Roseanne Wincek joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in March 2015. She focuses on investing in later-stage, high-growth consumer and enterprise companies.

Roseanne was previously a Principal at Canaan Partners, a leading early stage venture firm, where she completed transactions for companies such as Beckon, Stayful, Metacloud (acquired by CSCO), RelayRides, and UNIFi Software. Roseanne’s tech career started when she co-founded imthemusic and built music apps on the early Facebook platform while still a student at Berkeley. She has been a Product Manager in both the consumer and enterprise sectors for companies such as NextBio and Wiser You, and she was also an Associate with McKinsey & Co in New York.

Roseanne holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she served as Co-President of the VC Club and Chair of the Social Committee, as well an M.S. in Biophysics and a B.S. in Chemistry, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

Roseanne Wincek Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
Sunil Nagaraj

Sunil, a Vice President in the Menlo Park, CA office, focuses on mobile, developer tools, and security investments. Prior to joining Bessemer, Sunil was the founder and CEO of Triangulate, a venture-backed online dating startup that used using social media behaviors to drive algorithmic matching. Previously, Sunil worked in consulting at Bain & Company, in Cisco's Corporate Development group, and in product management at Microsoft.

Sunil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors.

Sunil Nagaraj Bessemer Venture Partners

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Executive Team

Amit Mukherjee

Amit joined NEA in 2012 and is a Principal focused on Consumer Internet investing. He has worked on over two dozen investments for NEA, and works closely with many NEA portfolio companies, including Casper, Masterclass, and The Players’ Tribune. Other NEA investments that Amit has assisted on include Uber, Snapchat, Duolingo, Coursera, Robinhood, Jet.com, Banjo, GreenChef and Lot18. he was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital.

Prior to joining NEA, Amit was a member of J.P. Morgan’s Internet & Digital Media investment banking team. While at J.P. Morgan, he performed in-depth valuation analysis, due diligence, and industry analysis for over $37 billion worth of transactions including TripAdvisor’s spin-off from Expedia, Netflix’s common stock and convertible notes financing, and the IPOs of Facebook and Zynga. Amit earned his AB in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from Princeton University. While at Princeton, he served as President of Business Today, the nation’s most widely distributed student-run magazine, and currently serves on the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Amit Mukherjee NEA
Anarghya Vardhana

Always passionate about mathematics, Anarghya published a math theorem at the age of 17 which set her on a lifelong path in STEM. Prior to entering the world of venture capital, Anarghya worked for several startups in the product manager and head of product capacity, including the early founding teams of fintech and healthtech companies. She also expanded her product experience to the non-profit and developing world through her work for Ushahidi, where she was a product manager and led user experience research across South America and East Africa. Before entering the startup world, Anarghya held various roles at Google, leading operational teams and focusing on international expansion of the AdWords Express product.

Prior to joining Maveron, Anarghya was an investor at Rothenberg Ventures where she focused on consumer and media investments while also spending significant time focusing on frontier technology.

At Maveron, she brings her passion for the intersection of cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence to existing mass consumer experiences, identifying these opportunities in the Bay Area and beyond. Within the portfolio, Anarghya is a board observer for Booster Fuels.

Anarghya is a proud Oregonian, and attended Stanford university where she studied Science, Technology, and Society, focusing on math and computer science. She is deeply passionate about investing, diversity in tech, marathon training, eating paleo, and her lifelong mission to get more women involved in technology and to increase diversity in both thought and practice in the field.

Anarghya Vardhana Maveron
Crystal Huang

Crystal is a Vice President at GGV Capital, where she is responsible for sourcing, diligence and portfolio support in the enterprise SaaS, consumer internet, e-commerce and education sectors. Prior to joining GGV, Crystal was an Analyst in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions group at Blackstone, where she worked on transactions in mobile security, software and e-commerce.

Crystal received an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and grew up in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Crystal Huang GGV Capital
Jocelyn Kinsey

Jocelyn Kinsey is an investment professional at DFJ Growth, where she focuses on investing in later stage, high-growth technology companies. Prior to joining DFJ, Jocelyn was with J.P. Morgan’s Alternative Investments Group in New York where she worked on the placement, diligence and structuring of private equity, venture capital, real estate, and hedge fund products.

Jocelyn graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a BS in management science and engineering. At Stanford, Jocelyn was also involved in the early development of StartX, Stanford’s student accelerator and was the president of the Stanford Chapter of 85-Broads, a professional women’s networking organization committed to the economic empowerment of women globally.

Jocelyn Kinsey DFJ Growth
Jon Ma

Jon Ma joined Signalfire in 2017 as an associate on the breakout fund. Prior to Signalfire, Jon worked on the investment team at Insight Venture Partners where he sourced and diligenced software and internet investments.

Jon graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Machine Learning and Statistics.

Jon Ma SignalFire
Lauren Kolodny

Lauren is a Principal at Aspect Ventures where she leads early stage investments across consumer and enterprise mobile technology. Previously, Lauren worked in product marketing at Google where she ran a number of product launches for the Google Apps team, including Google Drive. Lauren began her career in cleantech partnerships at the Clinton Foundation in India.

She earned her BA, magna cum laude, from Brown University, and her MBA-MS from Stanford. Lauren is a Trustee Emerita at Brown University where she served as the university’s youngest board member and continues to advise university leadership on Brown’s digital strategy.

Lauren Kolodny Aspect Ventures
Sydney Thomas

Sydney Thomas has collected a background in almost every industry. From drafting federal legislation to negotiating with large foundations, the only constant in her career has been her focus on problem-solving.

She is excited to be at Precursor Ventures as an Associate and Head of Operations where she is given the opportunity to not just solve problems every day, but also learn immensely from the mentorship of the GPs.

She is excited about developing roots in the venture community by working on the NextGen Board to build the next leaders of venture capital. She graduated from Duke University with a BA in Public Policy and the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business with an MBA.

Sydney Thomas Precursor Ventures
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