Technology

Dan Ciporin

General Partner / East Coast

Since 2007

Dan partners with startups to deliver innovation particularly in the areas of financial technology, ecommerce, and marketplaces. He was the first institutional investor in Lending Club (LC), now a multibillion dollar public company. Dan joined Canaan after serving as Chairman and CEO of Shopping.com, where he took the company public after leading it from zero to over $100 million in revenue in five years and then sold it to Ebay. Prior to that he was Senior VP of MasterCard International running their global debit program. Dan earned an A.B. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an M.B.A. from Yale University.

Dan in 5

Origins: North Carolina born, Southern accent still detectable

Travel: 73 countries, 6 continents (& counting)

Family: The most important thing in my life

Dream Job: Divinity School student

Bucket List: To the moon - literally - and back

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Forbes: CircleUp raises $200M to woo consumer retail startups with a VC alternative - loans

Axios Pro Rata Podcast: Facebook for immigrants

VentureBeat: Joor raises $16M to expand its online fashion marketplace for wholesalers

Forbes: Bellhops raises $31.4M to make moving less miserable

Bloomberg Video: Bumped takes stock in new phase of customer rewards

Benzinga: Venture capitalist Dan Ciporin talks fintech

Maha Ibrahim & Dan Ciporin: Next generation investors for next generation entrepreneurs

CBS News: Bellhops mover walks 12+ miles to first day of work, CEO gifts him a car as thanks

Dan Ciporin: Ownership -- a big idea to transform the current brand-loyalty model

TechCrunch: Instead of points, Bumped gives equity in the companies you shop at

Video: Introducing The Makers, featuring Dan Ciporin & Amir Ashkenazi

Fox Business: Dan Ciporin on Mornings with Maria discussing cryptocurrency

TechCrunch: Uncommon.co launches and raises $18m to bring objectivity and efficiency to hiring

Business Insider: AOL’s former head of video has raised money to build a Facebook-plus-Yelp-plus-Tinder for immigrants

Fintech Central: Blockchain will never work in financial services & bitcoin is here to stay

Financial Times: U.S. bank regulator seeks to oversee fintech groups

LendIt Keynote: The characteristics of capital in the marketplace lending world

Tearsheet Podcast: Dan Ciporin on investing in marketplace lending

WSJ: An early Lending Club investor on the future of fintech

Lessons from an advertising past

Dan Ciporin: What home is

Dan in 5

Origins: North Carolina born, Southern accent still detectable

Travel: 73 countries, 6 continents (& counting)

Family: The most important thing in my life

Dream Job: Divinity School student

Bucket List: To the moon - literally - and back