Jerry Neumann received his BS in 1988 and his MS in 1990 in Electrical Engineering from Columbia SEAS. He received his MBA in 1993 from NYU.
Jerry was an engineer with IBM after college. He designed part of the CP microcode execution engine for the S/390 series of mainframes.
After business school he joined Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group as a management consultant. In 1995 he joined Prodigy Communications, one of the first consumer internet providers. He left Prodigy to run Omnicom Group's venture capital division, Communicade. Communicade invested in many of the early internet marketing startups.
In 2001 Jerry partnered with an outside investor to acquire Communicade. He ran the portfolio for many years until he co-founded Root Markets in 2005. Root Markets built a marketplace to allow consumers to sell their own personal data.
Jerry formed Neu Venture Capital in 2008 to invest in early-stage internet companies. He was named one of New York City's top early stage investors by Business Insider in 2012.
Jerry is a mentor at TechStars NY, Women Innovate Mobile, First Growth Venture Network, and SeedStart. He occasionally blogs at Reaction Wheel.