Early-Stage Venture-Capital Investors

Canvas was named the No.1 “VC Firm to Watch” on the 2015 Midas List by Forbes.

At Canvas, we know not everyone is cut out for startups. There are easier ways to make a living. Yet you insist. Dismiss the odds. Defer the niceties that others take for granted.

That’s why we celebrate entrepreneurs. We have founded startups, worked at startups, and honor startups. We know it’s not just a job. It’s your life’s work.

It’s ours too. Learn more.

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Our Thesis Areas

We are thesis investors, which means we focus on select investment themes—including fintech, marketplaces, digital health, new enterprise, and more. Are these the only areas in which we invest? No. But these are the domains in which we have the deepest knowledge and strongest networks.

Our partners have collectively founded multiple companies before becoming VCs, made roughly 70 venture investments, served on more than 60 boards, and helped more than 35 startups to successful exits via M&A or IPO. We want to put that experience—and passion—to work for you.

See what we mean by visiting our 5 thesis examples below:

FinTechMarketplacesDigital HealthNew EnterpriseBold & Outrageous


3/27/2015 | Forbes
Canvas Named #1 “VC Firm to Watch” Midas List

3/25/2015 | Forbes
Rebecca Lynn Ranked #23 on Forbes Midas List 2015 and #2 on Midas Newcomers List

3/2/2015 | Silicon Valley Business Journal
TechFlash Q&A: Six savvy women VCs explain why diversity matters

3/2/2015 | Wall Street Journal
How a Female Partner Rose to the Top of Canvas Venture Fund

2/27/2015 | Silicon Valley Business Journal
Top women VCs tell how they succeeded, how to close venture’s gender gap

2/12/2015 | TechCrunch
Rumors Of Robo Advisors’ Deaths Are Greatly Exaggerated

2/2/2015 | Dow Jones
VC PROFILE: How Morgenthaler Became Canvas and a Female Partner Rose to the Top

1/14/2015 | Health 2.0 News
Thesis-Driven Investing in Digital Health: An Interview with Rebecca Lynn

1/5/2015 | Wall Street Journal
VC in 2015: Rebecca Lynn of Canvas on Filtering Early-Stage Deals

12/18/2014 | Blog Post by Missy Krasner
Predictions for Digital Health in 2015

12/12/2014 | Xconomy
Lending Club Shares Soar 56 Percent In Market Debut

12/11/2014 | Fortune
LendingClub Was Forged by the Financial Crisis

12/11/2014 | Forbes
Female VCs: What Do Entrepreneurs Think Of Them, Really?

12/9/2014 | The Washington Post
Doximity, the Social Network for Physicians, Continues Impressive Growth

11/4/2014 | Euromoney
Innovations in Wealth Management Technology Awards 2014

10/29/2014 | Forbes
Can Digital Health Tools Lower The Risk Of Malpractice Lawsuits?

10/23/2014 | Re/Code
The Venn Diagram of Hard Odds: Female Technical Founders With Venture Funding

10/15/2014 | Wall Street Journal
The Daily Startup: Canvas Bets on Health-Tech Again in Viewics Deal

10/8/2014 | Blog
CrowdFlower Wins Best-in-Show at Finovate by Audience Vote

9/17/2014 | Vator News
Canvas Leads $12.5M Round in CrowdFlower

9/9/2014 | DB Tech Conference
Paul Hsiao Moderated the Online Marketplace Panel with CEOs of WeddingWire, Elance-oDesk, and Udemy

8/27/2014 | The Wall Street Journal
Lending Club Files for IPO; Startup Emerged During Credit Crisis

7/24/2014 | The Wall Street Journal
The Daily Startup: Payment-Tech VC Surges, M&A Should Follow

6/29/2014 | TechCrunch
Startups And The Un-Banking Of America

5/30/2014 | Forbes
Five Top VCs Pick The Ten Biggest Tech Trends Of The Next Five Years

5/28/2014 | Wall Street Journal
Canvas Names Ex-NEA Partner As Fourth General Partner For Latest Fund

5/27/2014 | Silicon Valley Business Journal
Check Investor Rebecca Lynn on Finance Tech, Why the Number of Women VCs is Lower than You Think

5/21/2014 | Fortune
How FutureAdvisor Plans to Shake up Wealth Management

3/26/2014 | Forbes
Top Women in Venture Capital

3/20/2014 | The Information
A Doctor-Entrepreneur Takes on Digital Healthcare

3/1/2014 | Venture Capital Journal
VCs Can Pivot Too

2/5/2014 | VentureBeat
Totango locks down $15.5M to Keep Cloud Software Users Paying up

12/9/2013 | TechCrunch
HealthLoop Lands $10M To Help Doctors Better Track And Engage Patients Between Visits

9/12/2013 | NY Times Dealbook
Morgenthaler Partners Hang Out a Shingle With $175 Million Fund

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