Member of the Board of Directors
Tony Florence is a venture capitalist. He joined New Enterprise Associates in the summer of 2008. He is focused on a broad range of information technology investments and co-leads NEA's venture growth equity practice. Tony has led current investments in Care.com, Gilt Groupe, Lot 18. Cvent, Moda Operandi, and EverFi, and is involved in a number of NEA's venture growth equity portfolio companies. He led the firm's investment in Quidsi (Diapers.com), acquired by Amazon in 2010. Prior to joining NEA, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and was Head of Technology Banking in New York, and was a member of the North American Management Committee for investment banking.
While at Morgan Stanley, Tony worked with a number of NEA's companies, including the IPOs for Tele Atlas, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Neutral Tandem and SourceFire. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1992 and subsequently rejoined the firm in 1997 from business school. Tony was focused on technology investment banking for over a decade at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for advisory and financing transactions for a broad range of public and private technology clients. During his 14 years at Morgan Stanley, Tony advised clients on over $50 billion of strategic transactions and helped raise over $100 billion in equity and debt capital for clients. Tony received an MBA and an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College.