Canaan Partners Founded 1987
Founders Eric Young Harry T. Rein
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Total investments 231
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$16M
Portfolio companies 231
Rounds per year 6.79
Lead investments 131
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.43
Exits -
Key employees -
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Areas of investment
Biopharma
FinTech
Marketplace
Venture Capital
Summary

Canaan Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1987. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Menlo Park.

The current fund was established by Eric Young, Harry T. Rein. The overall number of key employees were 18.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Biotechnology, Enterprise Software. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Instacart, Lending Club, SuccessFactors The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Canaan Partners, startups are often financed by Lerer Hippeau, Intel Capital, Domain Associates. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Polaris Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Silicon Valley Bank, Pelion Venture Partners, Battery Ventures.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The important activity for fund was in 2012. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. The average startup value when the investment from Canaan Partners is 50-100 millions dollars. This Canaan Partners works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
iYogi
Hardware
Information Technology
Software
Series B
9M01 Jul 2008 India, Gurugram
Aeva
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Computer Vision
Navigation
Sensor
Series A
45M01 Oct 2018 United States, Mountain View
Gemvara
E-Commerce
Internet
Internet Retail
Jewelry
Retail
Specialty Retail
Series A
6M10 Jul 2008 United Kingdom, Boston
Gemvara
E-Commerce
Internet
Internet Retail
Jewelry
Retail
Specialty Retail
Series B
5M07 Apr 2010 United Kingdom, Boston
CoAxia
Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
Series C
11M28 Sep 2006 United States, Maple Grove
Coapt Systems
Biotechnology
Cosmetic Surgery
Manufacturing
Marketing
Series C
12M07 Feb 2003 United States, Palo Alto
Coapt Systems
Biotechnology
Cosmetic Surgery
Manufacturing
Marketing
Series B
6M04 Jan 2002 United States, Palo Alto
Zolo Technologies
Industrial
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Series C
5M15 Jul 2005 United States, Boulder
Ascendify
Enterprise Software
Human Resources
Machine Learning
Recruiting
SaaS
Social Recruiting
Series A
11M09 Oct 2017 Panama, San Francisco
Active Network
Cloud Computing
Communications Infrastructure
Computer
SaaS
Software
Series C
18M15 Oct 2004 United States, Dallas
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