Canaan Partners is a global venture capital firm that invests in people who turn visionary ideas into valuable and significant technology & healthcare companies. We were early investors in some of the world’s leading technology companies, including Acme Packet, CommerceOne, and DoubleClick as well as healthcare giants Cerexa, Dexcom and Peninsula Pharmaceuticals.
Canaan Partners does not just invest money in a company. We invest our time, experience, intimate knowledge, wide connections and team approach in every venture we take on. Our goal is to create lasting partnerships with entrepreneurs and management teams who have the same drive to succeed as we do.
We offer our portfolio companies a variety of support, including: assistance in the development and review of company strategies, assistance with the recruitment of key senior management, assistance in the structuring and negotiating of strategic alliances, providing access to Canaan’s network of portfolio companies, limited partners and contacts within the business and financial communities, and providing national support through Canaan’s offices on both coasts and across the globe.
Canaan is committed long after the initial investment and we work hard to help companies grow over time. Over the years, Canaan has invested in more than 250 companies, many of them going on to become leaders in their respective industries. Our investment capabilities range from $1 million to $20 million, and we have the ability and the team to invest in any stage of development, from seed financings to late stage investments.
In the technology sector, we focus on investments in Digital Media, Communications + Mobility and Enterprise.
In the healthcare sector, we look for investments in Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Diagnostics.