Canaan Partners

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Canaan Partners
Type Private Partnership
Industry Venture Capital
Founded 1987
Headquarters Menlo Park, California, USA
Westport, Connecticut, USA
New York, New York, USA
Guragon, Haryana, India
Herzliya, Israel
Number of locations 5
Total assets $3.5 billion

Canaan Partners (or Canaan) is a multi-billion dollar global venture capital firm [1] focusing on investments in early stage companies in the technology and healthcare sectors.

The firm's technology group focuses on digital media, communications & mobility, enterprise and cleantech. The healthcare group focuses on biopharmaceuticals, devices, and diagnostics.

Founded in 1987, the firm has offices in Menlo Park, California, USA; Westport, Connecticut, USA; New York, New York, USA; Gurgaon, Haryana, India; and Herzliya, Israel. Since inception, Canaan has raised nine funds to date, completed more than 82 acquisitions and 52 IPOs, and currently manages $3.5 billion in capital. [2]


  1. ^ Canaan Partners; Canaan Partners Appoints Tim Shannon, M.D. as Venture Partner. (2009, December). MD Week,77. Retrieved March 30, 2011, from Health Module. (Document ID: 1918645721).
  2. ^ "Canaan Partners Survives VC Turmoil, Raises New $600M Tech/Biotech Fund". Retrieved 2012-02-02. 

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