Canaan Partners is a global venture capital firm that invests in people with visionary ideas. The kind that not only result in new and valuable technology, but game-changing healthcare startups as well.

We were early investors in some of the world's leading technology companies, including PrimeSense, SuccessFactors and Lending Club and healthcare stars like Cerexa, Chimerix and Advanced BioHealing.

All of which makes one thing perfectly clear. When people are your priority, good things happen.

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3.3
TypeInvestor
HQMenlo Park, US
Founded1987
Websitecanaan.com
Canaan Partners was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, US
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Key People/Management at Canaan Partners

Laura Chau

Laura Chau

Investor
Maha Ibrahim

Maha Ibrahim

General Partner
Wende Hutton

Wende Hutton

General Partner
Nina Kjellson

Nina Kjellson

General Partner
Adina Tecklu

Adina Tecklu

Venture Investor
Julie Grant

Julie Grant

Partner
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Canaan Partners Office Locations

Canaan Partners has an office in Menlo Park
Menlo Park, US (HQ)
2765 Sand Hill Rd
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Canaan Partners News and Updates

Canaan Partners gives $20 million to its two youngest employees to invest in consumer startups

Canaan Partners, the venture capital firm that has backed companies like Skybox Imaging, Match.com and Lending Club, has a new investment strategy. Called Canaan Beta, it entails setting aside $20 million of its $800 million fund to its two youngest employees, and then empowering them to make their …

Canaan Partners leads Series A round for Hyalex Orthopaedics

Boston-based medical device startup Hyalex Orthopaedics, has raised $16 million in Series A financing. Canaan Partners led the round with participation from Osage University Partners and Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC Inc.
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Canaan Partners Blogs

8 Takeaways in 8 Graphics from a Historic 2018 for Venture Capital

Now that you’ve had the weekend to digest the 4Q 2018 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor released last week, it’s time to dive into more trends! NVCA President & CEO, Bobby Franklin, reviewed some of the big takeaways from 2018 in his VentureBeat article over the weekend. This blog post builds on th…

Emerging Technology Definition Must Protect American Innovation

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) recently made formal recommendations in the Commerce Department’s rulemaking process to define so-called “emerging technologies” that will be subject to export controls. These newly defined emerging technologies will also feed directly…

Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC: Jill Raderstorf

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, this ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generat…

Should VCs Care What the Government Considers “Emerging Technology”?

TL; DR: YES. Okay, for those of you still with me: I’ve previously written about foreign investment scrutiny and its impact on the venture and startup ecosystem, including how the legislative process played out, how the new pilot program rules impact VCs, and what to expect next.  In a nutshell, ear…

Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC: Augie Wilkinson

Note from NVCA: As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, this ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generat…

We Need to Update the Definition of a VC, Here’s Why

Last week, NVCA sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offering recommendations for how the agency could modernize the definition of “venture capital fund” to more accurately reflect the industry as it looks today. Why is this important? Because this definition governs which p…
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Canaan Partners Company Life and Culture

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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 Laura Chau, Maha Ibrahim and Wende Hutton.

  • 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 an office in Menlo Park.

  • How many offices does Canaan Partners have?

    Canaan Partners has 1 office.