Canvas Ventures

Founded 2013
Founders Gary Little Paul Hsiao Rebecca Lynn

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Total investments 47
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$17M
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 5.88
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.38
Exits 7
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • SaaS
  • Software
  • Analytics
  • Enterprise Software
  • FinTech
Summary

Canvas Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Portola Valley.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Canvas Ventures, startups are often financed by New Enterprise Associates, Y Combinator, Oakhouse Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Enterprise Associates, Y Combinator, SVB Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Oakhouse Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Benhamou Global Ventures.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Analytics, Machine Learning. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Branch, Luminar, Vida Health. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

This organization was formed by Gary Little, Rebecca Lynn. Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

This Canvas Ventures works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Canvas Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 39 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Robocorp

Cloud Infrastructure
Information Technology
Open Source
SaaS
Software
$21M22 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Financial Services
Payments
Software
$11M26 May 2021 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Vida Health

Health Care
Medical
mHealth
Personal Health
Therapeutics
$110M05 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Computer
FinTech
Software
$15M12 Jan 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Skyflow

Analytics
Cyber Security
Privacy
Software
$17M08 Dec 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States

FOSSA

Compliance
Developer Tools
Open Source
SaaS
Software
$23M15 Oct 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

Turing.com

Artificial Intelligence
Developer Platform
Freelance
Human Resources
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Recruiting
Software
Software Engineering
$32M14 Sep 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States

eporta

B2B
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Interior Design
Software
$7M01 Jul 2020 London, England, United Kingdom

Health Care
Mobile Apps
Pet
Veterinary
Wellness
$14M26 Jun 2020 Los Angeles, California, United States
News
Robocorp Closes $21M Series A Investment Round and Launches Robocorp Control Room, a Self-Managed Bot Automation Platform

– Robocorp, the open-source process automation platform, has closed a $21m Series A investment round led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Benchmark, Uncorrelated Ventures, Slow Ventures, Firstminute Capital, Harpoon Ventures, Artisanal Ventures, Haystack Ventures and a host of angels in the intelligent automation and open source space.
– Additionally, Robocorp is releasing Robocorp Control Room, a self-managed automation orchestration platform for solutions integrators, robots-as-service providers, and enterprises that want to power automations at scale with governance and control.
– Businesses are looking to automate manual tasks and tedious processes for business functions that include HR, IT, finance, data management, customer communications, and IT operations. In fact, 50% of CIOs will be accelerating robotization and automation by 2024 according to IDC.

Real Estate Innovator Flyhomes Raises $150M in Series C Financing to Accelerate Expansion and Level the Playing Field for Homebuyers Amidst Record-Setting Housing Market

– Flyhomes announced a $150m Series C financing to fuel its growth and build upon its record-setting quarters.
– The round was co-led by venture capital firms Norwest Venture Partners and Battery Ventures, with additional participation from Balyasny Asset Management, Fifth Wall, Trustbridge Partners, Camber Creek, Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Canvas Ventures.
– As part of the transaction, Lisa Wu of Norwest Venture Partners and Roger Lee of Battery Ventures will join the Flyhomes Board of Directors.
– Flyhomes is a pioneer and market leader of the end-to-end homebuying model.

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