Rebecca Lynn, General Partner

Rebecca is a General Partner at Canvas, where she focuses on early-stage investments in financial services, digital health, SaaS, and mobile. She led Canvas’s investments in CrowdFlower, FutureAdvisor, HealthLoop, and Viewics, and currently sits on the boards of each. Rebecca was named a “Midas List Hot Prospect” by Forbes in 2013. She was also named  a “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 (NYSE: LC), Practice Fusion, Check (acquired by Intuit), Doximity, RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce), and Convo. Rebecca is a board member of Lending Club, Doximity, Convo, and a board observer of Adara Media and Socrata.

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

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 Venture Fund

2/27/2015 | Silicon Valley Business Journal
Top women VCs tell how they succeeded, how to close venture’s gender gap

2/20/2015 | The Information
Reforming the Health Care ‘Freakosystem’

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

12/12/2014 | Xconomy
Lending Club Shares Soar 56 Percent In Market Debut

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

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

12/9/2014 | The Washington Post
Doximity, the Social Network for Physicians, Continues Impressive Growth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Financial services, healthcare IT, mobile, 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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