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 financial services, digital health, SaaS, and mobile. Rebecca led Canvas’s investments in FutureAdvisor, CrowdFlower, HealthLoop, and Viewics, and currently sits on the boards of each.

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.

In the News

3/31/2016 | Inc.
10 Startups That Could Beat a Possible Bubble Burst

3/23/2016 | Forbes
Meet The Women On The 2016 Midas List

3/23/2016 | Forbes
Rebecca Lynn named again to Forbes Midas List 2016

3/14/2016 | The New York Times
Top Start-Up Investors Are Betting on Growth, Not Waiting for It

2/2/2016 | Kaiser Health News
Hospitals Employ Email ‘Empathy’ To Help Doctors And Patients Keep In Touch

8/26/2015 | The Wall Street Journal
BlackRock Embraces Robo Finance Advice with Acquisition of FutureAdvisor

8/20/2015 | TechCrunch
Our 9 Favorite Startups From Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 2

6/3/2015 | The Washington Post
How Hospitals Hope to Boost Ratings on Yelp, HealthGrades, ZocDoc and Vitals

5/30/2015 | The Economist
Bedside Manners

5/22/2015 | Forbes
Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years

4/15/2015 | Inc.
How Lending Club Is Shaping the Future of Small-Business Loans

3/27/2015 | Forbes
Canvas Named #1 “VC Firm to Watch” Midas List

3/25/2015 | Forbes
Rebecca Lynn Ranked #23 on Forbes Midas List 2015 and #2 on Midas Newcomers List

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 Ventures

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 | Fortune
How FutureAdvisor Plans to Shake up Wealth Management

5/21/2014 | re/code
Online Investment Manager FutureAdvisor Raises $15.5M to Fund Its Own Future

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 | The Health Care Blog
HealthLoop: A Health 2.0 Story

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

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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