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Rebecca Lynn, Partner

Ranked #23 out of 100 top tech investors on Forbes’s 2015 Midas List, Rebecca Lynn is a Partner at Canvas. She focuses on early-stage venture investments in AI, FinTech, digital health, SaaS, and mobile. Rebecca led Canvas’s investments in Casetext, CrowdFlower, HealthLoop, Roofstock, and Vida Health, and currently sits on the boards of each. She also led Canvas’s investment in Luminar, 11 Honore, as well as, FutureAdvisor which was acquired by BlackRock.

In 2007, Rebecca joined Morgenthaler Ventures and continues to serve on the boards of that firm’s portfolio companies. She led an early-stage investment in Lending Club (NYSE: LC), which was the largest US technology IPO of 2014 and the fourth largest US Internet IPO since 2001 behind Facebook, Twitter, and Google.  She also led investments in Check (acquired by Intuit), RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce), Doximity, Practice Fusion, and Convo. Rebecca is a board member of Lending Club, Doximity, Convo, and a board observer of Adara Media and Socrata.

Rebecca is a native of the Midwest, born and raised in Missouri and worked in Ohio for her first job out of college. She began her career at Procter and Gamble’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati where she launched new products internationally.

She then joined NextCard in the San Francisco Bay Area as employee number 30, and rose up the ranks to become VP of Marketing and head of customer acquisition. During her four years at NextCard, Rebecca led product development efforts and managed one of the top-five largest online marketing efforts of that time. NextCard was the first online credit card company, and it went public in 2000 with a $1.3B market cap. After NextCard, she ran her own consulting business focused on online marketing for financial services and affiliate marketing.

Rebecca is a member of the California Bar Association and a member of the US Patent Bar, with a focus on intellectual property litigation and corporate law. She was published in the Berkeley Law and Technology Journal. Rebecca is also an inventor on several issued patents.  She has a chemical engineering degree from the University of Missouri and a JD/MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

She is active on the boards of the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck, and Signature Innovation Fellows.

In the News

11/13/2017 | Forbes
The Size-Inclusive Fashion Movement Is At A Tipping Point And 11 Honoré Is Leading The Way

10/31/2017 | Glamour
These Female Fashion Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Way We Shop

10/29/2017 | CNBC
11 women who prove that health tech investing isn’t a boys’ club

10/27/2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Size matters: New companies provide stylish clothing to women in expanding big, tall market

10/10/2017 | Geekwire Summit Video
“The VC View” Panel at Geekwire Summit

10/10/2017 | Bloomberg West with Emily Chang
Rebecca Lynn on Bloomberg TV – on Fintech, Venture Outlook, and More

10/4/2017 | TechCrunch
Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family homes with tenants, just closed on $35 million in new funding

9/27/2017 | Business Wire
Toyota Research Institute Partners with Luminar on Autonomous Vehicle Tech

9/23/2017 | The New York Times
Push for Gender Equality in Tech?

6/12/2017 | The Wall Street Journal
CrowdFlower Combines Crowdsourcing and Machine Intelligence

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Focus

FinTech, digital health, mobile, SaaS, and consumer

Education

University of California at Berkeley (JD/MBA), University of Missouri (BS Chemical Engineering), Procter & Gamble

 

Active Investments

  • 11 Honoré
  • Casetext
  • CrowdFlower
  • Eden
  • FutureAdvisor
  • HealthLoop
  • Luminar Technologies
  • Roofstock
  • Vida Health
  • Viewics
  • Doximity (Morgenthaler Ventures)
  • Practice Fusion (Morgenthaler Ventures)

Past Investments

  • Check (acquired by Intuit)
  • Lending Club (NYSE: LC)
  • RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce)
  • FutureAdvisor (acquired by BlackRock)
  • Check, Lending Club, and RelateIQ were Morgenthaler Ventures’ portfolio companies. FutureAdvisor was a Canvas portfolio company.