Warren has been investing in digital media and technology companies for over a decade. An integral player at Canaan, he opened our NYC office, creating an invigorating environment for entrepreneurs. Warren led Canaan's investments in Artspace (acquired by Phaidon), an online marketplace for art; Associated Content (acquired by Yahoo), the Web's leading open content publishing platform; Blip (acquired by Maker Studios), the best place to discover the best in original Web series; onefinestay, the "unhotel" (acquired by Accor); and Peer39 (acquired by DG), an online semantic advertising company. An early investor in Tremor Video (TRMR), the leading provider of technology-driven video advertising, Warren continues to serve on their board, and also on the boards of Arbor, the leading marketplace for people-based data; Emissary, the leading enterprise sales intelligence platform; ExecThread (stealth); Kustomer, the customer-centric platform that changes how companies communicate and manage their customer data; NatureBox, an online service for snack food; Rocketrip, the leading travel incentive platform; Snyk, a leading solution for identifying and fixing vulnerabilities in open source software; and Tubular Labs, the leading cross-platform, video intelligence platform.
Prior to Canaan, Warren worked at Comcast Interactive Capital, where he led their investments in several leading technology startups, including Arbor Networks (acquired by Tektronix for $220 million), Arroyo Video Solutions (acquired by Cisco for $92 million), Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola for $186 million), CommunityConnect (acquired by Radio One), Counterpane Internet Security (acquired by British Telecom for $70 million), ReefEdge (acquired by Symantec), and Tripwire (acquired by Bravo Thomson for $180 million). Before joining the venture industry, Warren worked as an engineer and project manager at Solectron, a business development director at Sun Microsystems, a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, and an investment banker in Alex Brown's technology group.
Warren holds a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. in economics with honors from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School.
"Keep calm and play on"
Making believe I can perform a shoulder roll while watching Premier League and not spilling my beer... hanging with the locals in various cultures, finding technology before anybody else does.