Canaan Partners



Canaan Partners invests in visionary entrepreneurs and provides them the networks, insights and operational guidance required to build high-performance technology and healthcare companies. Founded in 1987, the firm has raised nine funds and completed more than 95 acquisitions and 55 IPOs. With $3.5 billion under management and a worldwide footprint, the firm is committed to catalyzing the growth of innovative digital media, communications & mobility, enterprise, clean tech, biopharmaceuticals, medical device, diagnostics and healthcare infrastructure companies. Canaan has offices in California, New York, Connecticut, India and Israel.Among the firm's successes are Associated Content, the people's media company acquired by Yahoo; VOIP equipment supplier Acme Packet; Amicus Therapeutics, a pioneer of next-generation oral therapies for the management of human genetic diseases; BiPar Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering novel tumor-selective therapies to address urgent unmet needs of cancer patients; Calixa Therapeutics, developer of hospital-based antibiotics to treat infections resulting from resistant strains of bacteria; Cerexa Inc., one of the largest biotech acquisitions of 2007; CommerceOne, the company that pioneered B2B ecommerce; DoubleClick, the leading online advertising solution; Match.com, the most popular online dating site in the world; and SuccessFactors, the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions.Other notable Canaan investments include Active Networks, Advanced BioHealing, Blurb, , Cardlytics, Chimerix, Inc.,ID Analytics, , Lending Club, Liquidia Technologies, ON24, OpenSky, Prime Sense, ReVision Optics, SOASTA, Tremor Media, Virsto, Watercooler and Zoosk.