Technology

John Balen

Partner / West Coast

Since 1995

A longtime veteran of venture investing, John understands entrepreneurs and works closely with them to build high performance companies. His track record includes an array of consumer and enterprise technologies. Prior to Canaan, John held operational and financial roles in private equity and at startups, where he learned how to both fund and build companies. John received a B.S. in electrical engineering and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

John in 5

Origins: Born in Waukegan, IL hometown of Ray Bradbury

Travel: Love to travel & discover new cultures, places & cuisines

Family: Is my pillar of strength & ultimate reward

Sport: Go Cubs, Sharks, Bruins, Bears & Giants

Giving: Education maximizes your potential & invigorates our democracy

Investments

Current

Previous

  • Cardlytics
    IPO
  • Commerce One
    IPO
  • Echopass
    Acquired by Genesys
  • eStamp
    IPO, then merged with Learn2
  • Everdream Corporation
    Acquired by Dell
  • ID Analytics
    Acquired by LifeLock
  • Instante Software
    Acquired by Oracle
  • Intraware
    IPO, then acquired by Acresso Software
  • RightPoint
    Acquired by E.piphany
  • Silicon Optix
    Acquired by IDT
  • SilverRail
    Acquired by Expedia
  • SOASTA
    Acquired by Akamai
  • Vue Technology
    Acquired by Tyco

Latest

John in 5

Origins: Born in Waukegan, IL hometown of Ray Bradbury

Travel: Love to travel & discover new cultures, places & cuisines

Family: Is my pillar of strength & ultimate reward

Sport: Go Cubs, Sharks, Bruins, Bears & Giants

Giving: Education maximizes your potential & invigorates our democracy