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Company Overview of Canaan Partners

Company Overview

Canaan Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in all stages of development, seed financings, start-ups, growth and early stage investments, typically Series A and B financings. It typically invests in technology and healthcare sectors. Within technology, it focuses on fintech, big data, cloud, mobile, consumer software, advertising and marketing, clean technology, security, domains, wireless, managed services, online advertising, electronic payments, mobile, micro payments, and loyalty services, electronics and computer hardware, digital media, enterprise software and services, and communications and mobility. In clean technology, the firm invests in early stage and mid-stage in tec...

2765 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

Founded in 1987





Key Executives for Canaan Partners

Partner and Co-Founder
Chief Financial Officer and Administrative General Partner
General Partner
Age: 51
General Partner
Age: 57
General Partner
Age: 51
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Canaan Partners Key Developments

Canaan Partners Launches INR 3,000 Million Debt Fund

Canaan Partners has launched a INR 3,000 million (around $50 million) debt fund, which will seek to back early-stage and established technology ventures in India. The fund is being floated in partnership with Nilesh Kothari, former M&A head of Accenture India. The debt fund will typically invest between INR 50 million and INR 150 million each, for 16% to 18% interest rate.

Canaan Partners Presents at IN3 Medical Device 360°, Nov-06-2014 04:50 PM

Canaan Partners Presents at IN3 Medical Device 360°, Nov-06-2014 04:50 PM. Venue: The Westin, San Francisco, California, United States. Speakers: Wende S. Hutton, General Partner.

UnitedLex Reportedly Up For Sale

Helion Venture Partners, LLC, Sequoia Capital and Canaan Partners are reportedly looking to sell UnitedLex Corporation for $200 million. Helion Venture, Sequoia Capital and Canaan Partners have reportedly mandated Credit Suisse to look for a buyer for the company with a hybrid offshoring model, people familiar with the matter said. Investment bankers have approached strategic buyers like Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NasdaqGS:HURN), Copal Partners and private equity buyout funds with the sale offer, sources mentioned earlier said. Pavan Vaish, global Chief Operating Officer of UnitedLex, said the news was inaccurate, “Given where we are in terms of delivered performance and the fact that we continue to see significant business growth in the coming year".

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