Canaan Partners

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

Canaan Partners (or Canaan) is a global venture capital firm that invests in companies focused on technology (digital media, big data, cloud, enterprise, SaaS and FinTech) and healthcare (biopharmaceuticals, medtech, and digital health).

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.

By 2012, Canaan had raised 10 funds, completed more than 160 exits, and managed $4.2 billion in capital.[1][2] Canaan has funded many technology companies, including PrimeSense, Skybox Imaging and Virsto as well as healthcare companies including Arvinas, Labrys Biologics, Chimerix and Advanced BioHealing. Current technology investments include Cardlytics, Ebates, Kabam, Glooko,[3] Lending Club, SOASTA and Zoosk in the U.S.; BharatMatrimony and UnitedLex in India; and LiveU in Israel.

The company's 10th and most recent fund was raised in October 2014, totaling $675 million. Canaan plans to use at least $200 million for Healthcare funding.[2]


  1. ^ "Canaan Partners Survives VC Turmoil, Raises New $600M Tech/Biotech Fund". Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b Parmar, Arundhati October 16, 2014 MDDI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry). "California VC Firm Raises $675M; More Than $200M Planned For Healthcare"
  3. ^ Lomas, Natasha (2015-03-17). "Glooko Gets $16.5M Injection For Its Diabetes Management Platform". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 

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