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Ned is a founding partner at Birchmere and is focused primarily on seed stage SaaS and marketplaces. He led Birchmere’s investment in Cvent [CVT], serving on its board for 11 years. His other notable investments include TenMarks (acquired by Amazon), Presence Learning, Neolinear (acquired by Cadence Design Systems), Gem, Identified Technologies, Treatspace, Prayas Analytics, Ironclad and Modsy.

Ned is also a serial entrepreneur and co-founded Hustle (athletic training app), Naturi Organics (organic foods), eLoop (sustainably recycling e-waste) and FastFreight Expeditors (logistics).

Ned is also a frequent lecturer on start-ups and venture capital at Carnegie Mellon University. Ned was previously a senior leader at Concurrent Technologies and the U.S. Department of Defense.