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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 General 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.

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Where VC’s Will Invest in 2018: Blockchain, AI, Voice, Pets

VENTURE CAPITAL ISN’T a monolith, but startup investors are compared to lemmings for a reason. Once a trend gets hot, every firm needs to make a play, or come up with a good excuse for missing out.
December 20, 2017 | Wired/by admin

SEC to Crackdown on ICOs? Hope Grows.

More than $3 billion has been raised through so-called initial coin offerings so far in 2017. Yet while numerous of these have already proven to be good old-fashioned scams, regulators in Washington have remained relatively quiet aside warning issuers that at least some coins sold in ICOs could be considered securities; publishing a statement saying celebrity endorsements of ICOs may be unlawful without appropriate disclosures around compensation; and bringing two cases against fraudulent coin offerings.
December 5, 2017 | TechCrunch/by admin

51 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2018

CrowdFlower makes a technology that helps machine learning/AI apps learn what they are supposed to do and lets them hand a task off to a human when they need to, too.
November 20, 2017 | Business Insider/by admin

Roche to Acquire Viewics

Roche today announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics. Under the agreement, Roche is acquiring all shares of the company. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on November 21, 2017. This acquisition allows Roche to expand its leading position in the Integrated Core Lab with business analytics capabilities, enabling laboratories to make faster data-driven informed decisions on their operations and processes.
November 20, 2017 | HIT Consultant/by admin

ICO – hype or revolution?

Ethereum's Joseph Lubin, Canvas Ventures' Rebecca Lynn, Draper Associates' Tim Draper & StrictlyVC's Connie Loizos:
It is talked about as a radical way of funding, and potentially as a disruptor of venture funding. As China and other nations outlaw the Initial Coin Offering, is it dead before it begins? Three leading investors will outline their views on the ICO, and to what degree it will change the funding landscape.
November 15, 2017 | Web Summit/by admin

The Size-Inclusive Fashion Movement Is At A Tipping Point And 11 Honoré Is Leading The Way

11 Honoré is more than an e-commerce marketplace, which is what makes the platform so powerful. The team is leading the size-inclusive fashion movement with an editorial platform featuring interviews with activists and designers like Candice Huffine and Prabal Gurung.
November 13, 2017 | Forbes/by admin

11 women who prove that health tech investing isn’t a boys’ club

CNBC set out to meet 11 female investors in both digital health and life sciences to find out what they'd change about Silicon Valley, how they got into venture, and what they're looking for.
October 29, 2017 | CNBC/by admin

Size matters: New companies provide stylish clothing to women in expanding big, tall market

Plus-size women’s fashion is the hottest new segment of the fashion industry, as designers and entrepreneurs strive to satisfy customers deprived of the latest in high-end apparel, because they can’t find what they want in brick-and-mortar stores. And not a moment too soon.
October 27, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle/by admin

"The VC View" Panel at Geekwire Summit

Cryptocurrency. Virtual Reality. Artificial Intelligence. Find out what’s hot in the startup world from three leading venture capitalists. Panelists include Rebecca Lynn of Canvas Ventures, Julie Sandler of Pioneer Square Labs and Sarah Tavel of Benchmark. Moderated by Emily Chang of Bloomberg TV.
October 10, 2017 | Geekwire Summit Video/by Ching Wu

Rebecca Lynn on Bloomberg TV – on Fintech, Venture Outlook, and More

Canvas General Partner Rebecca Lynn was interviewed by Bloomberg West's Emily Chang on a range of venture- capital topics of the day. They were both in Seattle for the Geekwire Summit which featured some of the most influential names in tech and venture.
October 10, 2017 | Bloomberg West with Emily Chang/by admin

Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family homes with tenants, just closed on $35 million in new funding

Today, the 65-person company is announcing $35 million in Series C funding led by Canvas that brings its total funding to just less than $70 million altogether.
October 4, 2017 | TechCrunch/by admin

Toyota Research Institute Partners with Luminar on Autonomous Vehicle Tech

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) today unveiled its newest autonomous test vehicle, Platform 2.1, featuring Luminar’s sensing technology.
September 27, 2017 | Business Wire/by admin
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FinTech, digital health, mobile, SaaS, and consumer


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.