Technology

Brendan Dickinson

Partner / East Coast

Since 2010

Brendan invests in startups that are changing the world with code in the fintech, e-commerce and frontier tech sectors. He built Canaan’s investment thesis in insurance and is passionate about companies that re-imagine how financial services products are purchased and sold. Previously, Brendan was a senior quantitative analyst at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. He holds an M.B.A. with distinction from NYU Stern School of Business, an M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Bowdoin College.

Brendan in 5

Origins: Born in Boston - lifelong Red Sox fan

Sports: Skiing & rock climbing - now mostly with 2 small children

Family: Sing songs by the Clash to my kids as lullabies at bedtime

Travel: Open spaces & getting out on the water or in mountains make me happy

Bucket List: Climb the Diamond on Long's Peak in Colorado

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Brendan Dickinson: A new framework for fintech

MIT Technology Review: The key to bigger quantum computers could be to build them like Legos

Business Insider: Even Financial grabs $180M valuation from Goldman Sachs & American Express to be the 'Google Flights' of digital lending

Brendan Dickinson: On the Journey

Fortune: Big businesses racing to use quantum computing to solve big problems

Popular Science: Meditation apps want to calm you down on the same device that stresses you out

TechCrunch: Journey launches its real-time group "Peloton for meditation"

VentureBeat: Embroker raises $28M to help businesses find the right insurance policies

Brendan Dickinson: Fixing directors and officers insurance

TechCrunch: Even Financial lands $18.8M in venture funding

Fast Company: SoFi teams up with Ladder to offer revamped life insurance

Video: Brendan Dickinson on how to raise money in fintech at the 2018 Empire Startups conference

NY Times: Yale professors race Google and IBM to the first quantum computer

Fast Company: 4 life insurance startups asking millenials to face their mortality

Brendan Dickinson in American Banker: As VCs pivot from lenders, case for deposit-side fintech is less clear

WSJ: Venture capital prowls into the life insurance business

The next generation of computation

Growth Marketing: A conversation with Will Young

Brendan Dickinson: Complex logistics – a conversation with Seth Goldman, former CEO of HelloFresh USA

Why I led Ladder’s Series A

Insurance is the next frontier for fintech

Startups, metrics and intellectual honesty

Brendan in 5

Origins: Born in Boston - lifelong Red Sox fan

Sports: Skiing & rock climbing - now mostly with 2 small children

Family: Sing songs by the Clash to my kids as lullabies at bedtime

Travel: Open spaces & getting out on the water or in mountains make me happy

Bucket List: Climb the Diamond on Long's Peak in Colorado