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Mach37 Dinner With Mike O'Dell

Mike O’Dell To Speak At Mach37 Dinner #6


October 24, 2013 (Herndon, VA) – Mike O’Dell, Venture Partner at NEA, will be the guest speaker at the sixth weekly Security Leaders Dinner at Mach37 this week.


Mike joined NEA in 2002 as a Venture Partner. His primary interest is the structure and behavior of complex systems, especially computers and networks. He works with NEA’s Technology team on investment opportunities and serves as a Technical Advisor . He is currently a Director of Cleversafe and a board observer at Solidfire and Sonatype.


Mike came to NEA from UUNET Technologies where he was Chief Scientist, responsible for network and product architecture during the birth of the Commercial Internet. Prior to UUNET, Mike held positions building a supercomputer, consulting with USG agencies, and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he managed the Lab’s ARPAnet connection and spearheaded the move to Ethernet LANs and TCP/IP at other Department of Energy National Laboratories. His first startup invented a “personal search engine” but it was unfortunately 20 years ahead of its time. Mike served as an Area Director in the IETF, authored RFCs on IPv6, and delivered the RADIUS and SNMPv3 standards. He was also Founding Editor of Computing Systems, an international refereed scholarly journal.

Mike received his BS and MS in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.


MACH37™ is currently in the first cohort session (Fall ’13) and is accepting applications for its Spring 2014 session. For more information, please visit


About MACH37,  

MACH37™ is an information security accelerator focused on creating companies that will deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions. MACH37™ was conceived and developed by the Center for Innovative Technology and is supported by a community of hundreds of security leaders who contribute to company development. MACH37™ is a market-centric accelerator focusing singularly on cybersecurity technology products and the markets they serve.


About the Center for Innovative Technology,

Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.


About NEA

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm, consistently ranking among the top firms in portfolio IPOs each year, with more liquidity events than any other venture capital firm.


Since its founding, the firm has backed more than 170 companies that have gone public and invested in more than 290 companies that have been successfully merged or acquired.

For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we have funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors - like Salesforce, Groupon, Data Domain, CareerBuilder,, Fusion-io, Juniper, Macromedia, TiVo and 23andMe.


Remaining nimble as we have grown, the firm has more than 65 investment professionals working out of our offices in the US, India, and China and investing across the globe.

The firm prefers to invest in the information technology sector with a focus on communications, software and services, and electronics industries and the healthcare sector with a focus on energy technology, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare services, and healthcare information technology industries.

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