Canaan is an early-stage venture capital firm with a strong commitment to the Indian market. We believe in bringing not just capital, but also our time, domain expertise, global connections and team approach to every venture we take on.
We have grown our international operations organically with investment professionals who know their home markets inside-and-out. Our goal is to create lasting partnerships with entrepreneurs and management teams who have the same drive to succeed as we do. We seek investments in technology-based companies in the following sectors:
BharatMatrimony pioneered online matrimony and is the world’s largest consumer Internet site for matrimonial services. It was the first to offer features such as Verified Profiles, Assured Contacts, 15 region specific portals and Mobile Alerts in the online matrimony space. It became the first matrimonial site to receive the coveted ISO 9000:2001 Certification, a touchstone of excellence in design, development, implementation and customer service. And recently, with over 10 million members from around the globe, BharatMatrimony has entered the Limca Book of Records for the highest number of documented marriages online.www.matrimony.com
MotorExchange is aimed at being India’s largest used vehicle marketplace. It provides sellers the most efficient price in defined timelines and professional buyers the largest choice of vehicles and products. A world class technology platform to facilitate transactions, dedicated and inhouse certification, and a highly experienced leadership team, make MotorExchange the organizer and leader of this segment in the country.www.cartrade.com
In the new era of participatory entertainment, Cellcast has developed innovative strategies for integrating mobile content into the multi-channel TV environment. Cellcast’s first TV series launched in mid-2006 and became a landmark in the Indian television industry. The company is a pioneer in developing integrated participation content to address the entertainment demands of India’s 112 million TV households and 165 million mobile phone subscribers. Cellcast applications and programming are already building new traffic for mobile networks and generating significant revenue for broadcast partners in Europe, South America and Asia.cellcast.in/
Chakpak is the largest online community for Indian entertainment and the most comprehensive website on Bollywood. Review your favorite movies and share them with other members.www.chakpak.com
Headquartered in India, iYogi provides computer support via phone and remote access for home and small business users globally. Live 24/7 support coverage extends to technologies that we use everyday. iYogi’s customer approval rate of 93% and resolution rate of 84% are amongst the highest published benchmarks in the computer support industry. iYogi combines superior talent with proprietary technology (iMantra) to deliver the best computer support service from India at an incredible price. iYogi’s personalization engine captures the customer’s demographic information and his/her behavioral profile. iYogi’s database serves information on the customer and his/her history of incidents, every time a contact is made to provide a personalized service and reduce time for the solution.www.iyogi.net
UnitedLex is the global leader in legal consulting, analytics and outsourcing solutions delivering rapid and scalable results with measurable returns in the fields of Litigation Support, Contract Management, Intellectual Property, Immigration and Law Firm Support.www.unitedlex.com