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CNN Business: Social network Homeis thinks a safe space for immigrants online is possible

For the past two years, Ran Harnevo has been working on what may seem like an idealistic, impossible task for this moment in time: building a...
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People: Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James teams up with Coterie to design adorable tailgate accessories

With tailgate season just weeks away, Reese Witherspoon and Coterie have got you covered.
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The Financial Times: SoftBank strikes deal with Berkshire Grey warehouse robotics

The Boston-based robot maker offers retailers an alternative to Amazon’s storehouse automation.
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WoVen Podcast: Working with grit (and a patient's perspective) in women’s health -- A conversation with Gail Maderis

This week's guest is Gail Maderis, president and CEO of Antiva, a biotech company that's developing novel, topical therapeutics for the treatment...
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The Washington Post: Meet the ClimaCell weather app. Alerting you when it’s about to rain, down to the minute, all around the world.

ClimaCell, a fledgling weather technology company based in Boston, released a mobile app Monday that promises “street-by-street, minute-by-minute...
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Forbes: ScaleFactor raised $100M in a year as VCs chase small business focused fintechs

ScaleFactor and it’s backers say it's giving small and medium-sized businesses digital tools and insight typically reserved for large enterprises.
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TechCrunch: The Inside adds sofas to its custom furniture lineup

While The Inside already offers a range of made-to-order furniture like beds, headboards, chairs and ottomans, it’s aiming for the center of your...
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WoVen Podcast: Building a brand (and a dream) with fewer, better things - A conversation with Karla Gallardo

Karla Gallardo is the co-founder and CEO of Cuyana, a San Francisco-based women's clothing and lifestyle brand. Born and raised in Ecuador, her...
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The Financial Times: The rise and rise of the designer resale market

Since it was founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Julie Wainwright, The RealReal has become a phenomenon, boasting 8 million members and 1,500...
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Joydeep Bhattacharyya: The next phase of growth for MindTickle

We’re thrilled to congratulate MindTickle on a $40 million Series C, a validation of multiple years of fantastic growth and team building.
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VentureBeat: MindTickle raises $40M after banner year in sales enablement

It's been something of a banner year for MindTickle, which notched a 100% year-over-year increase in recurring revenue driven by a 200% uptick in...
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Axios Pro Rata: The BFD - Superplastic raised $10M in Series A

This coincides with Superplastic trying to turn two of its most popular characters into virtual Instagram stars, a burgeoning niche that could...
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FierceBiotech: A personalized CAR-T to attack every solid tumor? PACT Pharma has a plan

PACT Pharma is developing a method for taking T cells from patients with solid tumors and engineering them to be able to recognize and attack those...
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The Wall Street Journal: IAC to invest $250M in car-sharing app Turo

IAC chief estimates car-sharing marketplace could be at least as big as car-rental business.
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Forbes: Why the founder Of Kin Euphorics wants us to replace booze with bliss

While cultivating social connection is a fundamental human need, Jen Batchelor wanted to create a solution for experiencing more moments of revelry...
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WoVen Podcast: Blazing a trail (and building a family) as a pioneering VC - A conversation with Ginger More

This episode of the WoVen Podcast features Ginger More, a true pioneer in the male-dominated venture capital world of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Tune...
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MedCityNews: Pact Pharma enrolls first patients in Phase Ia/Ib solid tumor cell therapy study

PACT has started dosing patients in an early-stage clinical trial of a product candidate designed to be targeted to proteins in cancer cells unique...
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Forbes: Startup nTopology raises $20M to expand its next-gen design software

Using advanced computations, nTop engineering software has created brackets for space satellites and spinal cages for use in back surgery.
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WoVen Podcast: Feeding the world (and saving the planet) - A conversation with Julia Collins

Julia Collins has dedicated her career to tackling some of the most difficult problems that our world faces: food insecurity, agricultural damage,...
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Variety: Superplastic raises $10M to turn Janky and Guggimon into animated Instagram stars

The company’s Janky and Guggimon characters will come to life on Instagram, where they will publish animated videos, interact with their fans and...
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Washington Post: Secondhand fashion site The RealReal shares rise in debut

Shares of The RealReal jumped on their first day of trading Friday, as the secondhand-fashion online retailer tests investors’ appetite for the...
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The New York Times: The RealReal IPO - Secondhand fashion goes mainstream

Since the recession, there has been a boom in online marketplaces that let shoppers buy and sell all manner of used clothing and accessories, from...
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Barron's: The next big IPO is trying to Be Tiffany, Amazon, and a pawn shop rolled into one

There’s a new test for the IPO market’s revival coming later this week. The RealReal is expected to price its stock Thursday night, with the shares...
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Byron Ling: Learning to rise wisely with Kin

In a world with declining alcohol consumption rates, the founders of Kin are reimagining revelry.
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Michael Gilroy: The death of the SaaS LTV/CAC

LTV/CAC calculations are of waning importance in SaaS. It's clear to the SaaS community that the future of selling software is bottoms-up.
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Wired: These protein picker-uppers keep your cells clean and healthy

When it comes to tapping protein degraders to fight diseases like cancer, many assumed the biology worked, but the chemistry was no good. Arvinas...
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WoVen Podcast: Crafting success (and balance) in venture - A conversation with Wende Hutton

Our guest for this episode is Canaan General Partner Wende Hutton, who has been a venture capitalist for more than 25 years -- a remarkable feat...
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Brendan Dickinson: On the Journey

Meditation, like yoga a decade ago, is the next large cultural shift in the way people take care of themselves.
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The Verge: World View keeps one of its high-altitude balloons afloat for a full 16 days

World View Enterprises — the company aiming to hoist payloads and people to high altitudes with giant balloons — has kept one of its vehicles...
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The New York Times: The new sobriety

“We weren’t interested in making another bubbly water... We wanted to feel more, not less — to wake up fresh and ready to take on the day, in full...
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NPR: Why suburban moms are delivering your groceries

Women — often in their 40s and 50s — make up more than half the contractors working for major food delivery apps like Instacart.
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FierceBiotech: Canaan-backed Comet uncloaks with $28.5M and biopharma vet De Graaf at the helm

Comet Therapeutics, a biotech taking aim at metabolic diseases, has unveiled itself with $28.5 million in series A financing and biopharma veteran...
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WoVen Podcast: Whipping up magic, from cupcake mogul to serial entrepreneur - A conversation with Candace Nelson

Our guest for this episode is Candace Nelson, whose career spans brick and mortar retail, e-commerce, media and investing. Her philosophy is that...
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FierceBiotech: Genome Medical nets $23M to grow its telegenomics service platform

Telegenomics provider Genome Medical has raised $23 million to help scale up its “last-mile” patient counseling services for healthcare systems and...
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Endpoints News: Bayer enlists Arvinas on two-pronged protein degradation effort, foraying into agtech

Arvinas has inked another Big Pharma partnership to get their protein degradation engines revving — for both humans and crops.
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TechCrunch: Why ICS security startup Dragos' CEO puts a premium on people not profits

The first key to our success is our people and that we hire good people,” says Robert Lee, the company’s founder and chief executive.
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The New York Times: Cool nonalcoholic drinks for your sober summer

O.K., it’s nonalcoholic. But that does translate to buzz-free? Kin takes sober cocktails perhaps as far as they can go by blending botanicals...
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TechCrunch: Kustomer raises $40M more for its omnichannel approach to CRM

Kustomer is a customer service startup that calls in data from multiple external channels and the software and apps that a company uses to manage...
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Welcome Nils Lonberg

From the beginning of his career through the development of a paradigm-shifting approach to cancer therapy, Nils has been a superb “synthetic”...
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Reuters: Veteran German auto boss joins board of U.S. self-driving software startup

Apex.AI has added Karl-Thomas Neumann, an industry veteran who in the past served as the chief executive of Continental AG and led Volkswagen AG’s...
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Fortune: Big businesses racing to use quantum computing to solve big problems

In the mid-2000s, a team led by Robert Schoelkopf of Yale, whose lab would eventually seed the quantum field with executives and scientists, and...
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WoVen Podcast: Breaking ground (and battling bias) in brain surgery - A conversation with Dr. Odette Harris

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Odette Harris. She made history last year when Stanford’s department of neurosurgery announced she would become...
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Nina Kjellson: Introducing the WoVen Podcast, a series that celebrates remarkable women in healthcare, tech & business

We created this series to share (at some scale) women’s stories about how they achieve and how they do life.
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Tim Shannon in BioCentury: Making orphan drug prices work for society

The Orphan Drug Act worked too well. It didn’t just stimulate development of therapies for rare diseases, it reoriented huge swaths of the industry...
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Coming soon: The WoVen Podcast

We're excited to announce the launch of a new podcast from Canaan all about the lives and work of female entrepreneurs. Take a listen to our...
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Fortune: How ClimaCell could revolutionize weather forecasting

You’ve no doubt heard about the “Internet of Things”—maybe you’ve even heard too much—but Shimon Elkabetz of ClimaCell wants you to start thinking...
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Michael Gilroy: All big brands are becoming fintechs

If you’ve spent some time around the Canaan Fintech team, you’ve undoubtedly heard us talk about a new industry pattern: these says, it seems all...
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Popular Science: Meditation apps want to calm you down on the same device that stresses you out

Humans have been meditating for 5,000 years, says Stephen Sokoler, founder of Journey Meditation. But in the last decade, something changed: We’ve...
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Endpoints News: Four biotechs, including NextCure, haul in $303M+ from a fresh burst of IPOs

NextCure — founded in 2015 by Lieping Chen, a noted I/O researcher behind Amplimmune, a company bought out by AstraZeneca five years ago — has now...
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Yahoo Finance Video: Coterie founders want to elevate the party experience

Coterie co-founders Linden Ellis and Sara Raffa explain the concept behind elevated party supplies for any occasion and why gathering with friends...
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Business Insider: Scientists are working on cancer treatments that attack the disease's 'Holy Grail"

PROTAC technology brings "unlimited" possibilities for cancer treatment says Arvinas founder & CSO Craig Crews. "It can be applied to so many...
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TechCrunch: Journey launches its real-time group "Peloton for meditation"

Journey is a subscription iOS app offering live 15-minute group meditation classes with instructors that interact with you directly.
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BioCentury: Vineti is keeping cell therapies on track

Drawing on its experience with CAR T cell therapies, Vineti has developed a cloud-based software platform that standardizes processes and drives...
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Bloomberg: Ikea startup boot camp tests life beyond flat-pack furniture

BumbleBee Spaces is taking part in Ikea's “startup boot camp" -- an effort by the world’s No. 1 furniture retailer to attract a new generation of...
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STAT News: Nils Lonberg, the entrepreneur behind the cancer immunotherapy revolution

In his 30 years of experience, Nils Lonberg has played pivotal roles in the cancer therapy revolution. We are thrilled to announce he’ll be joining...
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Variety: Tubular Labs brings in Viacom & BuzzFeed on project to establish social-video metrics

Tubular has pulled in more media partners to collaborate on developing standards for tracking viewership across social media.
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Nina Kjellson: The roadmap for board diversity

Diversity is not window dressing. It is a positive predictor of performance and governance.
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Washington Post: As millions of dollars pour in, esports teams offer varying visions of the future

In a departure from traditional sports, Gen.G will not only be looking to attract top players, but top content creators as well, since they plan to...
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STAT News: Arrakis' lofty goal: Kill cancer with pills that target RNA instead of proteins

The startup is trying to achieve a feat once thought to be biotech fantasy: Develop oral medicines - pills - that can target RNA, the...
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Forbes: Is Silicon Valley coming for rosé?

Bev, a female-focused beverage company disrupting the male-dominated alcohol industry, has raised $7 million.
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Reuters: Aeva signs sensor deal with Audi's self-driving unit

Aeva has signed a sensor-system deal with an Audi-owned unit that is working on self-driving technology for Volkswagen AG.
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Business Insider: Nocion raises $27M to make a new kind of painkiller as the race to replace opioids heats up

As America grapples with a deadly opioid epidemic, there's a desperate need for better, non-addictive painkillers. Using science out of Harvard and...
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Julie Grant: Announcing Nocion Therapeutics, a novel approach to neurogenic inflammation

Today, Canaan proudly introduces Nocion Therapeutics, a Series A neurogenic inflammation and analgesic company discovering and developing novel...
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The New York Times: Can the Birkin bag survive the resale market?

Once upon a time, the Hermès Birkin could arguably have been called the rarest handbag in the world. Then the fashion resale market -- including...
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Vogue: How sustainable is consigning clothing? The RealReal is glad you asked

To help publicize the sustainability of consigning clothing and participating in a circular economy, The RealReal has rolled out its first...
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Bloomberg: SoftBank backs ClimaCell, startup pioneering hyper-accurate weather reports

SoftBank is investing $7M in ClimaCell, a weather startup that combines traditional forecasting with wireless signals, street cameras, drones and...
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Joydeep Bhattacharyya promoted to General Partner

We are thrilled to share that Joydeep Bhattacharyya has been promoted to General Partner at Canaan.
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SaaS portfolio momentum

The companies that make up our SaaS portfolio have shown some incredible momentum over the last 18 months. Here’s a bit about what they’ve been up to.
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Crunchbase: Spark Networks swipes right for SF dating company Zoosk

Spark Networks plans to acquire San Francisco’s Zoosk, making it the second largest online dating platform in North America. Spark Networks valued...
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Nature: Protein-slaying drugs could be the next blockbuster therapies

Researchers at Arvinas are hijacking the cell’s protein-disposal system in the fight against Alzheimer’s and intractable cancers.
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VentureBeat: Forte and Ripple form $100M fund for mainstream blockchain games

Blockchain gaming startup Forte has announced a big deal with Ripple’s Xpring cryptocurrency platform to invest $100 million in game developers who...
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Bloomberg: A new Honda for almost nothing? Car sharing becomes a sales tool

Turo, the Airbnb-like service for autos, is helping consumers afford ever-pricier new cars.
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Laura Chau: What's rarer than a unicorn in Silicon Valley? A female VC.

Canaan Associate Laura Chau reflects on the 3 major takeaways she's learned from women in venture capital.
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Vogue: Meet Tia, the new women’s clinic making gynecologist visits less stressful

The Tia Clinic, located in New York’s Flatiron neighborhood, is supporting wellness with timely holistic health care that intends to take the...
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Michael Gilroy: Announcing the Beam Team and their Series A

Money laundering – and regulator fines – are expensive pain points for the financial industry. Legacy monitoring systems just haven't cut it,...
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Laura Chau: A new way to party – with Coterie

Dozens of industries have been re-thought with the experience-driven, millennial customer in mind. The next business that's ripe for...
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Endpoints News: Canaan leaps into UK biotech, co-leading $14M Series A for upstart Grey Wolf

Grey Wolf Therapeutics is working on a fresh approach to immuno-oncology that does not directly target the immune system, but instead alters tumor...
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Bloomberg: Facebook acquires GrokStyle, visual shopping startup, to bolster AI work

Facebook could use the underlying AI technology and GrokStyle’s employees to bolster its own efforts in the field.
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Nina Kjellson: Women's access to healthcare

Let's talk body politics.
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Bloomberg Video: Maha Ibrahim & All Raise founders on Bloomberg Studio 1.0

Maha Ibrahim of Canaan, Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures and Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures, discuss the need for more women in venture capital.
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The New York Times: Tycoon of the pre-owned

Can Silicon Valley survivor Julie Wainwright’s luxury consignment company, The RealReal, save retail?
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Laura Chau: A prescription for how the healthcare industry can spark joy

Much of healthcare is sorely lacking on the “joy” front. Here are three takeaways that healthcare innovators can channel to “spark joy” and capture...
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Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka: The shift to an 80/20 robot-first world

Today’s biggest industries largely follow the 80/20 rule of 80% manual and 20% automated. However, in tomorrow’s world that 80/20 will flip, and...
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Michael Gilroy promoted to Partner

We are excited to share that Michael Gilroy has been promoted to Partner.
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Businessweek: These robots help Amazon’s competitors narrow the delivery gap

Berkshire Grey’s machines can pick, pack and ship most items of 5 pounds or less.
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Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka: The safest car you will never drive

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming. The question is no longer if, but rather where we are along the adoption curve across various use cases and...
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Joydeep Bhattacharyya: Our investment in Dragos

I am delighted to announce our Series B investment in Dragos, a pioneer in the fast emerging Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security market.
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Forbes: Three Canaan investors named to Forbes' 30 under 30

We are so proud of these three rising stars -- Adina Tecklu, Hootie Rashidifard and Laura Chau -- for being named to Forbes’ 30 under 30!
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SF Business Times: Antiva CEO draws on personal experience to fuel drug development

Gail Maderis, President & CEO of Antiva, knows how to shape and lead people to get results.
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Forbes: Ex-Apple engineers raise $45MM For ‘generational leap’ vision tech for robot cars

Autonomous technology has many hurdles to clear before it's ubiquitous, including better and cheaper vision. Aeva claims to have a next-generation...
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Nasdaq: Cancer biotech Arvinas prices upsized IPO at $16

Arvinas, a preclinical biotech developing protein degradation therapies for advanced cancers, raised $120 million by offering 7.5 million shares at...
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NYT: Get in bed with Skynet and Bumblebee Spaces

Robot furniture is happening with Bumblebee Spaces. This is the single greatest thing to happen to humanity ever, the robots told us to say.
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Maha Ibrahim & Dan Ciporin: Next generation investors for next generation entrepreneurs

A new generation of entrepreneur is building consumer products and services - ideas that seem crazy today, and will feel intuitive in a few years....
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The New York Times: Even the second time around, they’re gaga for Gucci

What’s moving in the secondhand luxury market? Gucci and fanny packs for men, says the consignment empire The RealReal.
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STAT News: Antiva tried to drum up interest for a much-needed drug. Many men didn’t get it

Antiva is working on a first-in-class treatment that, if successful, could make surgery for precancerous cervical lesions caused by the human...
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The Los Angeles Times: The RealReal's first SoCal store boasts a dedicated men's space, a handbag vault and a 'sneakerdome'

Luxury consignment website the RealReal officially opened its first West Coast concept store, aiming to make the buying — and selling — of high-end...
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CNBC: Online start-up The RealReal to open its second luxury consignment store, as e-commerce brands keep growing

More e-commerce brands are growing their brick-and-mortar footprint, as resellers like The RealReal are increasingly attracting new customers.
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Bloomberg: World View wants to send you to the stratosphere in a balloon

World View has figured out how to keep a capsule stable 100,000 feet above the Earth. Interested in a ride?
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Announcing ScaleFactor: Automated financial operations platform built for Main Street

We're investing in ScaleFactor, a company focused on empowering small businesses to easily make the best strategic and financial decisions so they...
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CNBC Video: Maha Ibrahim on how diversity among startup funders & founders drives higher returns

When it comes to Venture Capital, there’s a financial incentive to close the gender gap: Greater diversity yields higher returns. Maha Ibrahim sits...
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Reuters: Old fashion - Vintage boom buoys RealReal and jolts luxury labels

Second-hand fashion, once confined to thrift stores, is outstripping sales growth in the primary luxury goods sector, helping market leader The...
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Nina Kjellson: "Jumping together" to move the field of personalized cancer therapy

We at Canaan are “all in” on the notion that diversity of knowledge and experience breeds the best results. With this as our core value, PACT...
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Dan Ciporin: Ownership -- a big idea to transform the current brand-loyalty model

How far have loyalty programs come in actually cultivating true loyalty from consumers, as opposed to just transactions? Introducing our newest...
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Rich Boyle: Enjoying an AI summer

It's been decades in the making, but the current AI summer is going to be a long one. Read more from AI industry veteran and investor, Rich Boyle...
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Adina Tecklu & Hootie Rashidifard: Canaan Beta for alpha

We’re excited to be launching Canaan Beta, Canaan’s new $20 million seed program that aims to invest in the next wave of consumer technologies...
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Tim Shannon: More hope for cystic fibrosis treatment, and still more to do

The progress made in the treatment of CF is shows what can happen when research, policy, advocacy and investment align toward a common goal. But...
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The New Yorker: The RealReal's radical vision of secondhand luxury

An inside look at how The RealReal is redefining consignment for its 8 million members (and counting).
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Video: Introducing The Makers, featuring Dan Ciporin & Amir Ashkenazi

The Makers is a new Canaan content series featuring entrepreneur and investor insights into company-building.
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Spotlight on Wende Hutton’s 25 years in venture capital

General Partner Wende Hutton is an industry pioneer. Partner Julie Grant chatted with Wende about today’s scientific renaissance, the importance of...
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Nina Kjellson: A critical marriage for science and health tech

The prehistoric nature of health IT isn’t just a nuisance. It will literally determine whether patients and physicians can realize the potential of...
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IDEAYA & the Next Frontier in Synthetic Lethality

WSJ: Ideaya Biosciences Collects $94 Million for Cancer Therapy
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Business Insider: Wende Hutton shares her best career advice

Throughout her career investing in early-stage biotech companies, she's brought her children to board meetings, coexisted with a "band of...
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Bloomberg: Don’t call it retro. ‘Archival’ is the hottest thing in fashion

Luxury consignment and a wave of reissued designs signal a particularly nostalgia-soaked moment in style.
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Bloomberg Video: Julie Wainwright on VC funding for female founded companies

Julie Wainwright, chief executive officer of The RealReal, discusses the treatment of women in tech with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg...
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Maha Ibrahim: Canaan forward – diversity as an asset

Three of Canaan's general partners are women, and 40% of our investing team is female. Each of our paths to Canaan were different, but none of us...
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CNBC: 11 women who prove that health tech investing isn’t a boys’ club

There are higher numbers of female investors in health-tech than in traditional tech, according to new research. But women are still the minority....
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Bloomberg Video: Canaan's Maha Ibrahim on VC funding environment, harassment

Maha Ibrahim, Canaan Partners general partner, discusses the venture capital funding environment and gender bias in the industry with Bloomberg's...
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Dan Ciporin: What home is

Meet our newest investment Homeis. A new kind of social network that connects foreign born locals with one another, and their roots.
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The next generation of computation

Professor Robert Schoelkopf of QCI inside a lab at Yale University. Photo Credit: Roger Kisby for The New York Times
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CNBC Video: How luxury bags could make you money

Luxury resale bags can even appreciate in value as luxury houses increase their prices every year, says Julie Wainwright, CEO and founder of The...
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Annum

Heavy drinking is the largest ignored epidemic in the U.S. There is a superior alternative to rehab.
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Spotlight: Q&A with Rich Boyle

Get to know our newest GP and longtime startup operator Rich Boyle. Word to the wise: don't throw the term AI around with him unless you mean it.
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Built to Last

Excited to share news about our new $800 million fund. We know what works and we're sticking to it with our diversified, early stage approach.
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Protagonist Therapeutics

A simple promise: replacing injections with pills.
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The New York Times: With World View, a chicken sandwich hitches a balloon ride to the stratosphere

World View plans to send tourists on balloons into the stratosphere, high enough to see the curves of Earth and the blackness of space. But its...
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The Financial Times: The RealReal deal - how to make millions from your fashion cast-offs

Julie Wainwright, founder of the luxury resale company, explains how second-hand stuff got sexy.