Canaan Partners

New York
Founded in 1987, Canaan Partners has a team of investment professionals with extensive technology, infrastructure, communications and life sciences experience. Canaan currently manages investment capital across ten funds, and has invested in more than 250 companies. The firm maintains East Coast offices in Westport, CT, as well as offices in Israel and India. Canaan's investment capabilities range from $1.0 million to $20 million, and it is willing to invest in any stage of development from early through expansion stage. In the technology sector, the firm's focus is investments in digital media, communications and mobility, enterprise, and clean tech. In the healthcare sector, the firm looks for investments in biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics. In January 2012, Canaan announced the closing of its $600 million Canaan IX fund. In October of 2014, the firm raised $675 million in commitments for Canaan X. Canaan Partners' tenth fund brings the total capital under management to over $4.2 billion.
Founded:1987
Firm Location:New York • Connecticut • New York, New York • San Francisco, California • New Haven, Connecticut • Menlo Park, California • Westport, Connecticut • San Francisco Bay Area • New York City
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Canaan Partners Team
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Brent Ahrens
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Nandu Anilal
Canaan Partners·Investor
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fashion, Investors in Fashion, Investors in Robotics, Investors in Robotics, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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John Balen
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Janet Bell
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Joydeep Bhattacharyya
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security, Investors in Security
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Stephen Bloch
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Westport (CT)
Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in Pharmaceuticals
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Richard Boyle
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $5.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in United States, Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in New York (NY), Investors in Boston (MA)
Investors in AI, Investors in Analytics, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Real estate/proptech, Investors in Robotics, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Laura Chau
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in New York City (Other Lists)
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Dan Ciporin
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $7.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in AI, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Payments, Investors in SaaS
Photo of Colleen Cuffaro, Partner at Canaan Partners
Colleen Cuffaro
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Boston / New England (Other Lists), Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in Pharmaceuticals
Photo of Brendan Dickinson, General Partner at Canaan Partners
Brendan Dickinson
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in New York City (Other Lists)
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Peter Farina
Canaan Partners·Investor
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT
Photo of Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka, Partner at Canaan Partners
Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in IoT, Investors in IoT, Investors in Local commerce, Investors in Local commerce, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in Network infrastructure, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Julie Grant
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Wende Hutton
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Maha Ibrahim
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in SF Bay Area (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
Photo of Deepak Kamra, General Partner at Canaan Partners
Deepak Kamra
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Nina Kjellson
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Diverse Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Female Investors (Other Lists), Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Byron Ling
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in New York City (Other Lists)
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John Pacifico
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in New York, Investors in Westport (CT)
Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
Photo of Hootan Rashidifard, Principal at Canaan Partners
Hootan Rashidifard
Canaan Partners·Principal
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in New York, Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Fintech, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in New York City (Other Lists), Investors in SaaS, Investors in SaaS
Photo of Guy Russo, General Partner at Canaan Partners
Guy Russo
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in San Francisco (CA)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Media/content, Investors in Medical devices, Investors in Medical devices, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)
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Tim Shannon
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Westport (CT), Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in Biotech, Investors in Biotech, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health & hospital services, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Health IT, Investors in Pharmaceuticals, Investors in Pharmaceuticals
Photo of Hrach Simonian, General Partner at Canaan Partners
Hrach Simonian
Canaan Partners·General Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in San Francisco (CA), Investors in Los Angeles (CA), Investors in New York (NY)
Investors in AI, Investors in AI, Investors in Cars / autonomous vehicles, Investors in Cars / autonomous vehicles, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in Consumer products, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in E-commerce, Investors in Games, Investors in Games, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Marketplaces, Investors in Payments, Investors in Payments, Investors in Real estate/proptech, Investors in Real estate/proptech, Investors in Robotics, Investors in Robotics, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Space, Investors in Space
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Bob Williams
Canaan Partners·Venture Partner
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA)
Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in Cloud infrastructure, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists), Investors in Security, Investors in Security
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Eric Young
Sweet spot: $10.0M
Range: $250K - $20.0M
Investors in Menlo Park (CA), Investors in SF Bay Area (CA)
Investors in Enterprise, Investors in Enterprise, Investors in San Francisco Bay Area (Other Lists)