Eric co-founded Canaan as a spin out of GE Venture Capital. Over 30 years, Eric has led multiple generations of Canaan investors and shaped the firm’s culture. Eric serves on multiple advisory boards related to startup activity, emphasizing entrepreneurship skill development at the university level. His interest in cybersecurity is recognized as a member of SINET’s Steering Committee. Eric earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
Eric in 5
Talent: Engineer's logic coupled with a racer's sense of urgency
Sport: San Jose Sharks
Interests: Getting outdoors - especially fly fishing
Accomplishments: Proud father of two fine young men