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Peter Barris

Director
Peter Barris has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2011. Mr. Barris joined NEA in 1992, and from 1999 through 2017, Mr. Barris was the Managing General Partner of NEA, where he specialized in information technology investing. Since 2017, Mr. Barris has been the Chairman and General Partner of NEA. Mr. Barris has served on the board of directors of Groupon, Inc. from January 2008 to the present and also serves on the board of directors of several private companies, including Berkshire Grey, Inc., Catalytic, Inc., NextNav Holdings, LLC, Tamr, Inc., Tempus Labs, Inc., ThreatQuotient, Inc., Upskill, Inc. and ZeroFox, Inc. In addition, Mr. Barris is a Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University and in December 2014 Mr. Barris was elected to the Washington Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Barris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University. Mr. Barris brings to our board of directors a sophisticated knowledge of information technology companies that includes investments in over twenty-five information technology companies that have completed public offerings or successful mergers as well as experience serving as a director of several public companies. We believe that Mr. Barris is qualified to serve on our board of directors because he has more than twenty years of experience in finance and has served on other public company boards of directors.