Cisco launches early-stage investment firm headed by former NEA partner Jon Sakoda

Cisco Systems Inc. today launched Decibel, a new, early-stage venture capital firm that will run independently from the networking giant.

Decibel is led by former New Enterprise Associates general partner Jon Sakoda, who quit the venture capital firm in May 2018 and struck out several months later to raise as much as $500 million for a new fund.