The opportunity to learn of a new world-changing idea, or to roll up our sleeves alongside the talented entrepreneurs with whom we partner, is what gets us going in the morning. By providing capital, and support and assistance in strategy and execution, we help entrepreneurs create something lasting, great, and rewarding for all involved.

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Microsoft After Ballmer
In most cases, corporate directors change the CEO because they are not happy with results and believe that a different executive can do better. If I were a Microsoft shareholder*, I would be concerned that the board will direct the new CEO to do a better job of executing strategies that Ballmer could not execute, like winning in mobile. Microsoft will do better to accept a secondary position in mo… More

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New Atlantic Ventures (NAV) is an early-stage venture capital fund based in Northern Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts. We focus on businesses in high-growth emerging mass markets. We are active investors and play an active role within our companies. We partner with entrepreneurs who have the energy, vision, experience and passion to build great companies and help them succeed through hands-on team building, partnerships, advice and support.

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John Backus
Venture capital is not about doing deals. Money should be the least important thing a venture capitalist brings to the table, and, if an entrepreneur is only focused on the money, they may get it… More

John Backus — Managing Partner

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