Rebecca Lynn, General Partner

Rebecca is a General Partner of the Canvas Venture Fund, where she focuses on early-stage investments in mobile, financial services, digital health, SaaS, and consumer. She led Canvas’s investments in CrowdFlower, FutureAdvisor, HealthLoop, and Viewics, and currently sits on the boards of directors of each. Rebecca was named a “Midas List Hot Prospect” by Forbes in 2013. She was also named  “Top Women VC” by Forbes in 2013 and 2014.

In 2007, Rebecca joined Morgenthaler Ventures and continues to serve on the boards of that firm’s portfolio companies. She led investments in Lending Club, Practice Fusion, Check (acquired by Intuit), Doximity, RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce), and Convo. Rebecca is a board member of Lending Club, Doximity, Socrata, Convo, and a board observer of Adara Media.

Rebecca began her career at Procter and Gamble’s corporate headquarters where she launched new products internationally. She spent time in both Cincinnati and Mexico City developing new products and launching a new category in Latin America. She then joined NextCard 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.

In the News

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 | VentureBeat
Viewics Orders up $8M to Help Control Hospital Lab Test Costs

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

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

7/8/2014 | VatorNews
Lending Club Issues $1B in Loans in a Single Quarter

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

6/5/2014 | Forbes
Just 3% Of Venture Capitalists Are Female, But There Are Reasons To Be Optimistic

5/30/2014 | Forbes
Silicon Valley’s Top Ten Tech Trends

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

5/27/2014 | TechCrunch
Intuit Adds Check To Its Finance Stable In $360M Deal

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 | re/code
Online Investment Manager FutureAdvisor Raises $15.5M to Fund Its Own Future

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

4/17/2014 | Financial Times
Lending Club valuation rises to $3.76bn

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

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

2/3/2014 | Private Equity Analyst
Investors Flock to Medical Software Startups

1/24/2014 | WSJD Videocast
Is Bitcoin a Smart Investment?

12/9/2013 | VentureWire
HealthLoop Raises $10M Series A for Doctor-Patient Communication

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

12/9/2013 | The Health Care Blog
HealthLoop: A Health 2.0 Story

12/9/2013 | VentureBeat
Closing the Loop: New Startup HealthLoop Brings in $10M to Help Doctors Track Patients

12/9/2013 | VatorNews
Top Female VCs Talk About the Future of Venture Capital

9/30/2013 | VentureBeat
DC to VC’s Batch of Health Startups

9/12/2013 | Inc. Magazine
‘Can’t Boil the Entire Ocean’: VC Talks Strategy With New $175M Fund

9/4/2013 | TechCrunch
Now At 10M Users, Check Lands $24M From Menlo To Become Your Go-To Mobile Money Manager

8/26/2013 | Bloomberg
EBay-Style Peer Loans Spur Wall Street Asset Craze

6/26/2013 | TechCrunch
Socrata Raises $18M For Platform To Open Government Data

5/20/2013 | VentureBeat
Doximity Now Offers Online Education for Practicing Physicians (Exclusive)

5/8/2013 | Forbes
Rebecca Lynn Named to Forbes’ Top Women VC List

5/7/2013 | Forbes
Rebecca Lynn Named to Forbes Midas Hot Prospects List

2/6/2013 | Leanding Club
Lending Club Named to Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies” List for Second Consecutive Year

1/23/2013 | TechCrunch
Pageonce Now Processes $1M In Mobile Bill Payments Each Day And Expects Payment Volume Run-Rate To Hit $1B By Mid-2013

12/13/2012 | TechCrunch
Larry Summers Joins Lending Club Board

4/6/2012 | Silicon Valley Business Journal
Rebecca Lynn named a “Woman of Influence” by SJ Biz Journal


Mobile, financial services, healthcare IT, SaaS, and consumer


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

Active Investments:

  • Convo
  • CrowdFlower
  • Doximity
  • FutureAdvisor
  • HealthLoop
  • Lending Club
  • Practice Fusion
  • Viewics

Past Investments:

  • Check
  • RelateIQ

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