Dayna focuses on early stage consumer internet, industrial design, and enterprise companies at NEA. She is a director of Onshape, Curalate, Desktop Metal, Framebridge, Glamsquad, and Pocket, among others. She invests in companies that provide tangible consumer utility or enterprise productivity in the form of time savings, greater visibility of interrelated tasks, or simply, delightful day-to-day experiences that were once mundane. Dayna founded the NEA Design Studio in 2013 and works closely with NEA’s Design Partner, Albert Lee.
Prior to joining NEA, Dayna was an investor at North Bridge Venture Partners in Boston where she focused on seed and early stage consumer internet and SaaS investments. She is an active member of the startup communities along the east coast including Boston and New York.
Previously, Dayna led product design efforts at Blackbaud [BLKB], the leading global provider of software to nonprofit organizations. She managed products throughout their life cycle as the company grew to over $130 million in revenue and completed a successful public offering. Dayna started her career as a consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst and Young.