Early-Stage Venture-Capital Investors

Canvas was named a top “VC Firm to Watch” on the Forbes 2015 Midas List.

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


6/20/2016 | Wall Street Journal
David Morgenthaler, One of Venture Capital’s Founding Fathers, Dies at 96

6/7/2016 | VentureBeat
CrowdFlower raises $10 million from Microsoft and others to bring A.I. to data science

5/13/2016 | PreMoney
Rebecca Lynn to speak at PreMoney investor conference

5/13/2016 | Reuters
Silicon Valley venture capitalists raise more money, give less away

4/7/2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
Mentor-pairing service Everwise wants to elevate women in tech

4/6/2016 | The New York Times
Zola Holds a Party for Brides-to-Be

4/4/2016 | Multichannel Merchant
Michael C. Fina Transforming Into Online-Only Retailer

3/31/2016 | Inc.
10 Startups That Could Beat a Possible Bubble Burst

3/24/2016 | Bloomberg Business
What Hedge Funds Want From Startups

3/23/2016 | Forbes
Meet The Women On The 2016 Midas List

3/23/2016 | Forbes
Rebecca Lynn named again to Forbes Midas List 2016

3/14/2016 | The New York Times
Top Start-Up Investors Are Betting on Growth, Not Waiting for It

2/2/2016 | Kaiser Health News
Hospitals Employ Email ‘Empathy’ To Help Doctors And Patients Keep In Touch

1/7/2016 | TechCrunch
Female Founders: The State Of The Union

12/8/2015 | Forbes
Everwise Announces Series A Led by Canvas

11/12/2015 | WSJD
VCs Order $10 Million for Wedding-Registry Startup Zola

11/10/2015 | Marketwired
Mobile Freight Leader Transfix Raises $12m Series A

9/15/2015 | Press Release
Ben Narasin Joins Canvas as Partner

9/15/2015 | Fortune
Seed-stage investor Ben Narasin makes a big move

8/26/2015 | The Wall Street Journal
BlackRock Embraces Robo Finance Advice with Acquisition of FutureAdvisor

8/20/2015 | TechCrunch
Our 9 Favorite Startups From Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 2

7/17/2015 | San Jose Mercury News
Geeks on Demand: Bringing Tech Support to your Front Door

6/3/2015 | The Washington Post
How Hospitals Hope to Boost Ratings on Yelp, HealthGrades, ZocDoc and Vitals

5/30/2015 | The Economist
Bedside Manners

5/22/2015 | Forbes
Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years

5/19/2015 | The Wall Street Journal - Venture Capital Dispatch
MuleSoft Announces New Funding and $1.5 Billion Valuation

5/19/2015 | Fortune
Why APIs will Save Your Business from Getting “Uber-ed”

4/15/2015 | Inc.
How Lending Club Is Shaping the Future of Small-Business Loans

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 Ventures

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

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

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

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