Patrick is a founding partner of Xfund. Formed in January 2011, Xfund is the first-ever partnership between four venture capital firms—NEA, Breyer Capital, Accel Partners and Polaris Partners—and Harvard University. Xfund is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in technically-gifted liberal arts entrepreneurs and supporting them with the intellectual firepower of an incredible university community.
Before joining Xfund full-time, Patrick was co-head of NEA's consumer and seed-stage investing practices. He was a director of 23andMe, eeGeo, Euclid, GoodGuide, Loopt, Lytro, Pixelberry, Pulse, and is actively involved with Rock Health, GrubWithUs, and Fanhattan.
Prior to joining NEA, Patrick helped to grow ZEFER, an Internet services firm (acquired by NEC) to more than $100 million in annual revenues and more than 700 people across six global offices. Prior to ZEFER, Patrick was with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in hardware, software, and services companies.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Patrick received a joint JD-MBA degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Patrick was a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned a Master of Science degree. Patrick earned his AB degree at Harvard University in Environmental Science. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars, and a member of the Committee to Visit Harvard College.
A member of class 9, Patrick completed his fellowship at NEA under mentor Peter T. Morris. Patrick was also a mentor for Sujay Jaswa, a member of Fellows Class 13.