Canaan Partners

Canaan Partners

Canaan Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs in the financial technology, cloud, marketplaces, frontier technology, biopharmaceutical, digital health and medical technology industries.

Canaan Partners is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. The firm focuses on investing in digital media, communications, mobility, enterprise, cloud computing, marketplaces, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, medical technology, financial technology, frontier technology and diagnostics sectors.

Canaan Partners spun out of General Electric Capital in 1987.

Canaan invests in entrepreneurs they believe have visionary ideas. With $5 billion under management, a diversified fund and over 190 exits to date, Canaan has invested in many technology and healthcare companies over the past 30 years.

Part of Canaan Partners investment strategy is called Canaan Beta, where they set aside part of their latest fund for their youngest employees. In 2017, this amount was $20 million of their $800 million fund. The idea behind Canaan Beta is that the youngest employees may know about lucrative investment opportunities that older employees have no knowledge of.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
READY Robotics

A robotics company developing and supplying robots for industrial automation.

EVEN Financial offers a B2B2C API to help connect financial institutions to consumers, and connect consumers to personalized financial products.

A rocket company that offers online reservations for payload deliveries to both sun synchronous and low inclination orbits.

A technology company offering software development security platform using open source code.

ContentSquare is an experience optimization platform for business that captures visitor behavior insights, designed to help increase conversions. It uses artificial intelligence to provide automatic recommendations.

A biotechnology company that develops Probodies, proteolytically-activated antibodies to treat cancer.

A technology company offering a platform for renting properties.

A company that develops, manufactures and distributes continuous glucose monitoring systems

Also known as Papa Technologies, Papa provides a platform connecting college students to senior citizens in need of transportation, house help, technology lessons, companionship and other services.

Fashion technology company that uses artificial intelligence to understand the emotional states of shoppers and recommend fashion styles that fit their body types and please their psyches.

CompStak is a New York-based company founded in 2011 by Vadim Belobrovka.

A company developing phage-based diagnostic system for detecting food contamination risk.

Turo is a car sharing marketplace where one can book any car they want, wherever they want it, from a community of local hosts in the US, Canada, UK, & Germany

Gemvara is a Boston-based company founded by Iwao Hatanaka.

LeanPlum is a San Francisco-based company founded by Momchil Kyurkchiev.

Tubular Labs is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company founded by Rob Gabel.

Superplastic is a creative product & experience studio founded in 2018.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Canaan IX L.P.
600,000,000
600,000,000
January 9, 2012
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Abe Geiger

Employee

Adi Pundak-Mintz

Employee

Bartek Ringwelski

Employee

Brendan Dickinson

Employee

Brian Galgay

Employee

Deepak Kamra

Employee

Gil Canaani

Employee

Hrach Simonian

Employee

Jimmy Zhu

Employee

Laura Chau

Employee

Lindsay Meyer

Employee

Maha Ibrahim

Employee

Mark Radcliffe

Investor

Matt Krna

Employee

Michael Gilroy

Employee

Roseanne Wincek

Employee

Ross Fubini

Employee

Zak Schwarzman

Employee

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