IVCA is proud to announce the 2015 Stanley C. Golder Awardee

IVCA is proud to announce the 2015 Stanley C. Golder Awardee

September 30, 2015

THE 2015 Stanley C. Golder Award will be presented to Peter Barris, Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA). 

The Stanley C. Golder Award honors individuals who have made profound and lasting contributions to the private equity industry in Illinois.

Mr. Barris joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in 1992 and was named Managing General Partner in 1999. Since that time NEA's assets under management have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations to India and China. Under Peter's leadership, NEA has invested in industry-transforming technology companies like CareerBuilder, Data Domain, Diapers.com, Groupon, Juniper Networks, Macromedia, Playdom, Salesforce.com, and TiVo.

Mr Barris attended Lane Tech High School, Northwestern University and Dartmouth.  Outside interests include serving on the Northwestern Board of Trustees and the Board of the Tuck School Private Equity and Entrepreneur Center – a committee designed to keep talent in the Chicago area.  Mr. Barris was critical to the creation of The Garage, an incubator of ideas that will bring together Northwestern students from every area of the University to explore innovation and entrepreneurship.

According to Adams Street Partners’ Executive Chairman Bon French “In Illinois alone, Peter has financed many successful Chicago companies, and has been instrumental in launching Lightbank, an Illinois based venture fund, and has established a Chicago office for NEA, which he leads. Peter has financed eleven Chicago area companies – Open Port Technologies, Neutral Tandem, InnerWorkings, Cleversafe, Echo Global Logistics, MBXG Holdings, Groupon, Innovation Group Investors LP, Goji Food Solutions, Sprout Social, and Watermelon Express. Collectively, Peter has invested approximately $250 million in these companies and this pool of capital has returned over 5.0X return.”