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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, and Vida Health, and currently sits on the boards of each. She also led Canvas’s investment in Luminar, 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

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

5/17/2017 | Falk Marques Group: Interviews With Women in Private Equity
Timing is Everything: Rebecca Lynn on Becoming a VC & Lending Club’s Success

5/11/2017 | New York Times
In Snap Inc.’s Tumble, Start-Ups See a Warning From Wall Street

4/18/2017 | Forbes
Rebecca Lynn Named to Midas List 3rd Year in a Row

4/13/2017 | TechCrunch
Luminar reveals sensors that could make self-driving cars safer than human

4/4/2017 | CB Insights
Rebecca Lynn is 25 Out of the Top 100 Venture Capitalists

3/22/2017 | Silicon Valley Biz Journal
Casetext Raises Series B to Give Lawyers an AI Assistant

12/19/2016 | The Twenty Minute VC
Rebecca on The Twenty Minute VC – Podcast

12/8/2016 | VentureBeat
Vida Health raises $18 million to connect people with chronic diseases to health coaches

9/26/2016 | Press Release
Canvas Ventures Raises $300M Fund to Invest in Software & Services Startups

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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
  • 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.