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Fireside Chat on “Preparing to be a Public Company”

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Preparing to be a public company

  • Public company readiness checklist
  • Building a scalable infrastructure
  • Transitioning to a public company compensation structure
  • Constructing a public board


A. Brooke Seawell
Venture Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Brooke joined New Enterprise Associates in 2005 as a Venture Partner, focusing on software, systems and internet investments. He brings 30-plus years’ experience in technology finance and operations. Brooke serves on the board of directors of NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), Tenable (NASDAQ: TENB), Eargo (NASDAQ: EAR), GoodLeap, Malwarebytes and Technical Communities. Brooke was a Partner with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of NetDynamics, an application server software company, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1998. From 1991 to 1997, Brooke was Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations and CFO of Synopsys, an electronic design automation software company, which he took public in 1992. From 1983 to 1991 Brooke served as Vice President, Finance and Production and CFO of Weitek, a fabless semiconductor company, which he took public in 1988. Previously, he co-founded and was CFO of Southwall Technologies, a complex thin film coatings company. As a founder, officer, investor or director, Brooke has been involved in 12 IPOs – Accrue Software, ArcSight, Eargo, Glu Mobile, Informatica, Mediaplex, NVIDIA, Southwall Technologies, Synopsys, Tableau Software, Tenable and Weitek, and 13 strategic acquisitions.

Brooke served on the Management Board of the Stanford Business School from 2008-2012 and served on the Stanford Athletic Board from 2013-2017. He received his BA and MBA from Stanford University.


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