Canaan Partners

Canaan Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in technology and healthcare companies. Its focus areas include fintech, enterprise/cloud, marketplaces, frontier tech, biopharma, digital health, and medtech. The firm specializes in buyout investments in all stages of development, seed financings, start-ups, growth and early-stage investments, series A and B financings.

HQMenlo Park, CA, US
Size (employees)81 (est)-53%
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Canaan Partners was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Canaan Partners

Eric Young

Eric Young

Partner and Co-Founder
John J. Pacifico

John J. Pacifico

General Partner, COO + CFO
Laura Chau

Laura Chau

Byron Ling

Byron Ling

Brent Ahrens

Brent Ahrens

General Partner
Maha Ibrahim

Maha Ibrahim

General Partner
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Canaan Partners Office Locations

Canaan Partners has offices in Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco and Westport
Menlo Park, CA, US (HQ)
2765 Sand Hill Rd
New York, NY, US
821 Broadway, 3rd Floor, (Public Entrance at 51 East 12th)
San Francisco, CA, US
27 S Park St #201
Westport, CT, US
285 Riverside Ave #250
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Canaan Partners News and Updates

Sales readiness platform MindTickle raises $100 million led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

MindTickle, a startup that is helping hundreds of small and large firms improve their sales through its eponymous sales readiness platform, said on Monday it has raised $100 million in a new financing round.

Bumped Raises $10.4M For Program That Gives Equity As Shopping Rewards

Bumped, a technology company that aims to reward consumers with equity in brands they frequently shop with, officially launched with 50,000 users after raising follow-on funding of $10.4 million for its Series A round, as well as closing on $5 million in debt financing.

Bloomington med-tech firm raises $70 million for back pain therapy

Bloomington-based Relievant Medsystems received a fresh $70 million injection of cash, courtesy of 10 equity investors in Minnesota, California and elsewhere that are determined to commercialize a new back pain treatment, company officials have announced

Laser Sensor Startup Aeva May See $2 Billion Valuation From NYSE Listing

The stock listing frenzy in 2020 by high-tech transportation companies via SPAC mergers isn’t yet finished as Silicon Valley startup Aeva, a maker of sensors for self-driving vehicles that blend capabilities of laser lidar, cameras and radar, is heading for the New York Stock Exchange in a deal that…

Lidar startup Aeva to go public via $2.1 billion SPAC merger

Aeva, a Mountain View, California-based lidar company started by two former Apple engineers and backed by Porsche SE, is merging with special purpose acquisition company InterPrivate Acquisition Corp., with a post-deal market valuation of $2.1 billion.

Supersonic aircraft startup Hermeus raises $16 million Series A

Hermeus, a company seeking to build a Mach 5 aircraft that would be capable of making the trip from New York to London in just 90 minutes has raised a $16 million Series A round, led by Canaan Partners and including contributions from existing investors Khosla Ventures, Bling Capital and the Rise of…
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Canaan Partners Blogs

House Antitrust Bill Threatens Innovation, Growth and Creation of New Innovative Companies

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) opposes the Platform Competition and Opportunity Act of 2021 (H.R. 3826), which would bar acquisitions of many venture-backed companies and therefore foreclose a key liquidity pathway for entrepreneurs. “Acquisitions contribute to the …

Venture Forward Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Welcomes Two New Board Members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Venture Forward is excited to celebrate its one-year anniversary as well as the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Elliott Robinson, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, and Nicole Walker, Managing Partner at Arboretum Ventures.  Publicly launched on June …

NVCA Appoints Battery’s Michael Brown as New Board Chair

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) announced that Michael Brown, General Partner at Battery Ventures, will serve as the 2021-2022 Chair of the NVCA Board of Directors. Brown is leading the board at a critical time as the venture capital industry is heavily involve…

Senate R&D Bill Will Boost U.S. Innovations and Startups

WASHINGTON, DC – National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) President and CEO Bobby Franklin applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, which will renew federal commitment to R&D investment and support technology commercialization and new company formation i…

Pro-Start Up Legislation Accelerates Job Creation and Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, DC – Washington, DC – The American Start Up and Jobs Growth Coalition (ASJGC) welcomed the introduction of the IGNITE American Innovation Act, legislation that will accelerate innovation and fuel economic activity necessary to meet the goals of the president’s Build Back Better agenda. “…

New Enhanced Model Term Sheet v2.0

Over 100,000 venture transactions analyzed, giving investors and entrepreneurs unprecedented market insights and deal term benchmarking. WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today released a new Enhanced Model Term Sheet v2.0, in partnership with Aumni, an investment anal…
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Canaan Partners Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Canaan Partners founded?

    Canaan Partners was founded in 1987.

  • Who are Canaan Partners key executives?

    Canaan Partners's key executives are Eric Young, John J. Pacifico and Laura Chau.

  • How many employees does Canaan Partners have?

    Canaan Partners has 81 employees.

  • Who are Canaan Partners competitors?

    Competitors of Canaan Partners include Alopexx Enterprises, Chain Capital and DataTribe.

  • Where is Canaan Partners headquarters?

    Canaan Partners headquarters is located at 2765 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park.

  • Where are Canaan Partners offices?

    Canaan Partners has offices in Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco and Westport.

  • How many offices does Canaan Partners have?

    Canaan Partners has 4 offices.