When it comes to supporting the entrepreneurial spirit, there's a time to be cautious and there's a time to be, well, not so cautious. Because if there's one thing we've come to believe, it's this: You can't change the world by always saying "no."
Which is why, for more than 25 years, Canaan Partners has been working with entrepreneurs in the technology and healthcare fields to achieve one simple goal: Improve the way we live our lives.
Step one is to forge a meaningful relationship. A tall order, to be sure, but one we've become quite adept at achieving. (Let's just say we're in touch with our inner matchmaker.) And while our approach may be somewhat unconventional, there's no denying the results. In fact, such startups as Virsto, Kabam, and Advanced BioHealing were all brought to life with a little Canaan-style care and seeding.
In short, we'll do whatever it takes to bring your vision to life – even if we're just early investors. We'll become involved at the board level to offer meaningful connections and experience. We'll lend a hand with team building, strategy, and customer expansion. We'll even brag about you to our friends and loved ones.
And because it's a collaborative partnership, you'll have access to our entire team as you need it. It's your vision. We just want to make it a success.
They say that nothing succeeds like success. We humbly agree. Take, for example, some our over-achieving seed companies. Kabam, Virsto, SOASTA, Cardlytics are all category leaders. And that’s just for starters. We also have three of the top 20 hits in healthcare in the past decade. Combine that with the fact that we have 26 years of experience, $3.5B under management and $600M in fresh capital that we recently raised in Fund IX and one thing becomes clear. We kind of have a knack for this.