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 global venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs with visionary ideas that improve the way we live our lives. Canaan invests in companies focused on technology (digital media, big data, cloud, enterprise, SaaS and FinTech) and healthcare (biopharmaceuticals, medtech, and digital health).

With $3.5 billion under management and over 150 exits to date, Canaan has funded some of the world's leading technology companies including PrimeSense, Skybox Imaging and Virsto as well as healthcare stars like Labrys Biologics, Chimerix and Advanced BioHealing. Current technology investments include Cardlytics, Ebates, Kabam, Lending Club, SOASTA and Zoosk in the U.S.; BharatMatrimony and UnitedLex in India; and LiveU in Israel.

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 150 exits, and currently manages $3.5 billion in capital. [1]


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