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Chuck Newhall

Co-Founder, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)


Charles W. “Chuck” Newhall, III is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran.  He co-founded New Enterprise Associates (NEA), playing a major role in formulating NEA’s investment strategy. He was responsible for healthcare investing and instrumental in financing the dramatic changes in both healthcare services and the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries.  In the early years of the partnership, he was responsible for fundraising and he developed the blueprint for what became NEA’s culture. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Industry Advisory Board of Greenspring Associates.  He is founder of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Capital Association. Newhall has served on the board of sixty public and private companies and those companies now have over 400 billion in revenue.  He has served on the board of numerous charitable and community institutions including the Greater Baltimore Committee and Baltimore Museum of Art.

Among his numerous awards, Newhall was the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award presented by the National Venture Capital Association.  He received the America Spirit award from the National Venture Capital Association in 2006.  Newhall received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an honors degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

Newhall is the author of three previous books.  Fearful Odds was his first book, where he writes about his time in Vietnam and thereafter.  His second book, Brightside Gardens, is the story of building a formal garden with 54 garden rooms, over 40 years. His third book, The Chronicles of Stanley the Pug, shares the history of pugs as told by his late pug Stanley.