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November 2021

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Sales in the Early Stages: Proven Advice for Getting It Right

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November 2021

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Sales in the Early Stages: Proven Advice for Getting It Right

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Our Investment in OfferFit

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November 2021

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Our Investment in OfferFit

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Our Investment in Keyway

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November 2021

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Our Investment in Keyway

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Check out the 9-slide pitch deck this ex-Googler used to raise $15 million for SME property tech startup Keyway

Portfolio News

November 2021

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Check out the 9-slide pitch deck this ex-Googler used to raise $15 million for SME property tech startup Keyway

Insights

October 2021

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Building a Growth Engine From Day 1: Advice from Early Marketing Leaders at Headspace and Zillow

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October 2021

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Building a Growth Engine From Day 1: Advice from Early Marketing Leaders at Headspace and Zillow

Portfolio News

October 2021

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Our Investment in ResQ: A Leading Back-of-House SaaS Platform and B2B Marketplace

Portfolio News

October 2021

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Our Investment in ResQ: A Leading Back-of-House SaaS Platform and B2B Marketplace

Insights

October 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Wall Street Journal Women to Watch 2021

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October 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Wall Street Journal Women to Watch 2021

Canvas News

October 2021

Paul Hsiao
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Grace Isford

Announcing Grace Isford as Principal Investor on the Canvas Team

Canvas News

October 2021

Paul Hsiao
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Grace Isford

Announcing Grace Isford as Principal Investor on the Canvas Team

Insights

August 2021

Paul Hsiao
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[LISTEN] How the Data Economy Is Impacting Consumer and the State of the Series A

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August 2021

Paul Hsiao
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[LISTEN] How the Data Economy Is Impacting Consumer and the State of the Series A

Canvas News

August 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Canvas Launches GTM Council, Bringing Together Industry-Leading Experts in Go-to-Market Strategy

Canvas News

August 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Canvas Launches GTM Council, Bringing Together Industry-Leading Experts in Go-to-Market Strategy

Portfolio News

June 2021

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See the pitch deck that landed startup Robocorp a $21 million Series A round to take on Microsoft and UiPath in the hot robotic process automation market

Portfolio News

June 2021

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See the pitch deck that landed startup Robocorp a $21 million Series A round to take on Microsoft and UiPath in the hot robotic process automation market

Portfolio News

June 2021

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[LISTEN] Flyhomes' Giant Round and a Small Growth Fund Among Giants

Portfolio News

June 2021

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[LISTEN] Flyhomes' Giant Round and a Small Growth Fund Among Giants

Portfolio News

June 2021

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Homebuying startup Flyhomes closes $150 million Series C

Portfolio News

June 2021

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Homebuying startup Flyhomes closes $150 million Series C

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Our Investment in Tilled

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Our Investment in Tilled

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Tilled Takes A New Approach To PayFac-as-a-Service, Banks $11M Series A

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Tilled Takes A New Approach To PayFac-as-a-Service, Banks $11M Series A

Insights

May 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Every Early-Stage Startup Must Identify and Evaluate a Strategic Advantage

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May 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Every Early-Stage Startup Must Identify and Evaluate a Strategic Advantage

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May 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Too Much Money, Too Few Deals—Investing in Today’s Startup Ecosystem

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May 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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Too Much Money, Too Few Deals—Investing in Today’s Startup Ecosystem

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May 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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5 Post-COVID Trends in Digital Health Investing

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May 2021

Rebecca Lynn
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5 Post-COVID Trends in Digital Health Investing

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Vida Health Raises $110 Million To Expand Its Chronic Care Management Platform

Portfolio News

May 2021

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Vida Health Raises $110 Million To Expand Its Chronic Care Management Platform

Canvas News

April 2021

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How are VCs handling diligence in a world where deals open and close in days, not months?

Canvas News

April 2021

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How are VCs handling diligence in a world where deals open and close in days, not months?

Insights

April 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Knowing When Your Startup Should Go All-In On Business Development

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April 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Knowing When Your Startup Should Go All-In On Business Development

Canvas News

March 2021

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Canvas Ventures Raises $350 Million To Help Bring Intentionality Back To Early-Stage Investing

Canvas News

March 2021

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Canvas Ventures Raises $350 Million To Help Bring Intentionality Back To Early-Stage Investing

Portfolio News

March 2021

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On-demand logistics and fulfillment startup Flowspace raises $31M

Portfolio News

March 2021

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On-demand logistics and fulfillment startup Flowspace raises $31M

Insights

March 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Marketplace Checklist: How To Analyze Labor Marketplaces

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March 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Marketplace Checklist: How To Analyze Labor Marketplaces

Portfolio News

March 2021

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[LISTEN] How I Built Resilience: Shan-Lyn Ma of Zola

Portfolio News

March 2021

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[LISTEN] How I Built Resilience: Shan-Lyn Ma of Zola

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February 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Grace Isford

What Is The Right Amount of Bureaucracy For A Startup? Introducing “Minimum Viable Bureaucracy” (MVB)

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February 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Grace Isford

What Is The Right Amount of Bureaucracy For A Startup? Introducing “Minimum Viable Bureaucracy” (MVB)

Portfolio News

February 2021

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Our Investment in Vendia: The New Standard for Data Sharing

Portfolio News

February 2021

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Our Investment in Vendia: The New Standard for Data Sharing

Portfolio News

February 2021

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Vendia raises $15.5 million to disrupt transaction processing

Portfolio News

February 2021

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Vendia raises $15.5 million to disrupt transaction processing

Portfolio News

January 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Why We Invested in Darwin Homes: Superpowering the Single-Family Residential Market

Portfolio News

January 2021

Mike Ghaffary
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Why We Invested in Darwin Homes: Superpowering the Single-Family Residential Market

Portfolio News

January 2021

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DoorDash execs' proptech company Darwin Homes raises $15 million Series A to equip investors in single-family homes with institutional real-estate management tools

Portfolio News

January 2021

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DoorDash execs' proptech company Darwin Homes raises $15 million Series A to equip investors in single-family homes with institutional real-estate management tools

Portfolio News

January 2021

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Our investment in Brace

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January 2021

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Our investment in Brace

Portfolio News

January 2021

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Brace picks up $15.7 million in Series B funding round

Portfolio News

January 2021

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Brace picks up $15.7 million in Series B funding round

Insights

January 2021

Paul Hsiao
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Focusing As You Scale: A Conversation with Kevin Ryan, Founder and Chairman of MongoDB, Zola, and Gilt Groupe

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January 2021

Paul Hsiao
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Focusing As You Scale: A Conversation with Kevin Ryan, Founder and Chairman of MongoDB, Zola, and Gilt Groupe

Portfolio News

December 2020

Paul Hsiao
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Our Investment in Skyflow: Safeguarding Customer Data with a Privacy API

Portfolio News

December 2020

Paul Hsiao
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Our Investment in Skyflow: Safeguarding Customer Data with a Privacy API

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow raises $17.5M more to help companies protect your personal data

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow raises $17.5M more to help companies protect your personal data

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow raises $17.5 million to bring its data privacy API to more businesses

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow raises $17.5 million to bring its data privacy API to more businesses

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow Raises $17.5 Million Series A for Data Privacy API

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Skyflow Raises $17.5 Million Series A for Data Privacy API

Portfolio News

December 2020

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What it Took For a 17-Year-Old to Transform the Automotive Industry ... and Become the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Portfolio News

December 2020

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What it Took For a 17-Year-Old to Transform the Automotive Industry ... and Become the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Real Autonomy Video from Luminar

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December 2020

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Real Autonomy Video from Luminar

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar going public makes 25-year-old Austin Russell one of world's first, and youngest, self-driving billionaires

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar going public makes 25-year-old Austin Russell one of world's first, and youngest, self-driving billionaires

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar CEO: We're absolutely in this for the long run

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar CEO: We're absolutely in this for the long run

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar Technologies becomes public company as lidar race builds

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Luminar Technologies becomes public company as lidar race builds

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Meet The World's Newest And Youngest Self-Made Billionaire: Luminar's Austin Russell

Portfolio News

December 2020

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Meet The World's Newest And Youngest Self-Made Billionaire: Luminar's Austin Russell

Portfolio News

November 2020

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Luminar Inks Deal To Sell Laser Sensors To Intel's Mobileye Ahead Of Nasdaq Listing

Portfolio News

November 2020

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Luminar Inks Deal To Sell Laser Sensors To Intel's Mobileye Ahead Of Nasdaq Listing

Insights

November 2020

Paul Hsiao
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Grace Isford

The Mindset of a Data Leader

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November 2020

Paul Hsiao
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Grace Isford

The Mindset of a Data Leader

Portfolio News

November 2020

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Luminar Increases Guidance; Accelerating Deals

Portfolio News

November 2020

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Luminar Increases Guidance; Accelerating Deals

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Hub is Helping NORAD Monitor US Airspace

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Hub is Helping NORAD Monitor US Airspace

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Our Investment in FOSSA

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Our Investment in FOSSA

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Introducing Open Source Security Management at Enterprise Scale

Portfolio News

October 2020

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Introducing Open Source Security Management at Enterprise Scale

Insights

September 2020

Grace Isford
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The Third-Party API Economy

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September 2020

Grace Isford
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The Third-Party API Economy

Portfolio News

September 2020

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The Decline In Millennial Health Needs To Be Addressed

Portfolio News

September 2020

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The Decline In Millennial Health Needs To Be Addressed

Portfolio News

July 2020

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CVS Health Selects Vida Health's Weight Loss+ Program for Inclusion in Its Point Solutions Management Offering

Portfolio News

July 2020

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CVS Health Selects Vida Health's Weight Loss+ Program for Inclusion in Its Point Solutions Management Offering

Insights

June 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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Grace Isford

How Eat24 Scaled to $700 Million Gross Revenue in 5 Years

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June 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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Grace Isford

How Eat24 Scaled to $700 Million Gross Revenue in 5 Years

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Airvet, a telehealth veterinary platform, just clawed its way to a $14 million Series A round

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Airvet, a telehealth veterinary platform, just clawed its way to a $14 million Series A round

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Airvet obtains $14 million in investor funding

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Airvet obtains $14 million in investor funding

Portfolio News

June 2020

Rebecca Lynn
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Grace Isford

Our Investment in Airvet

Portfolio News

June 2020

Rebecca Lynn
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Grace Isford

Our Investment in Airvet

Insights

June 2020

Grace Isford
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[PODCAST] Crisis Coverage with Grace Isford: GTM Playbook; Building a Career in VC; Societal Challenges and Opportunities Post-COVID; and a Comprehensive Analysis of Successful GPs and Venture Investments

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June 2020

Grace Isford
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[PODCAST] Crisis Coverage with Grace Isford: GTM Playbook; Building a Career in VC; Societal Challenges and Opportunities Post-COVID; and a Comprehensive Analysis of Successful GPs and Venture Investments

Insights

June 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, speaking at online Marketplace Conference

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June 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, speaking at online Marketplace Conference

Portfolio News

June 2020

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How Can More Diverse Leadership Spark Better Ideas in Transportation?

Portfolio News

June 2020

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How Can More Diverse Leadership Spark Better Ideas in Transportation?

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Built In's LA's 100 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2020

Portfolio News

June 2020

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Built In's LA's 100 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2020

Portfolio News

June 2020

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The Coronavirus Economy: How a new coworking space designed to celebrate people of color is coping through the pandemic

Portfolio News

June 2020

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The Coronavirus Economy: How a new coworking space designed to celebrate people of color is coping through the pandemic

Portfolio News

June 2020

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[PODCAST] Fulfillment Strategy during COVID-19: How can you optimize your fullfillment strategy during a global pandemic? Guest: Ben Eachus, Co-Founder & CEO, Flowspace

Portfolio News

June 2020

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[PODCAST] Fulfillment Strategy during COVID-19: How can you optimize your fullfillment strategy during a global pandemic? Guest: Ben Eachus, Co-Founder & CEO, Flowspace

Portfolio News

June 2020

Rebecca Lynn
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Possible Finance - Our Investment In Financial Wellness

Portfolio News

June 2020

Rebecca Lynn
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Possible Finance - Our Investment In Financial Wellness

Portfolio News

May 2020

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32 Artificial Intelligence Companies Building a Smarter Tomorrow

Portfolio News

May 2020

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32 Artificial Intelligence Companies Building a Smarter Tomorrow

Portfolio News

May 2020

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U.S. Employers Scramble to Address Mental Health Epidemic

Portfolio News

May 2020

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U.S. Employers Scramble to Address Mental Health Epidemic

Insights

May 2020

Grace Isford
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Venturing into Voice with True Ventures & Canvas Ventures

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May 2020

Grace Isford
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Venturing into Voice with True Ventures & Canvas Ventures

Portfolio News

May 2020

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Flowspace- The fulfillment platform of the future

Portfolio News

May 2020

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Flowspace- The fulfillment platform of the future

Portfolio News

May 2020

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Volvo to use Luminar's lidar in production vehicles to unlock automated driving on highways

Portfolio News

May 2020

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Volvo to use Luminar's lidar in production vehicles to unlock automated driving on highways

Portfolio News

April 2020

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Small Business, Big Mission: CEO of Vida Health is taking care to look after her own as demand rockets

Portfolio News

April 2020

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Small Business, Big Mission: CEO of Vida Health is taking care to look after her own as demand rockets

Insights

March 2020

Grace Isford
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Venture Investing in the Age of the Coronavirus

Insights

March 2020

Grace Isford
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Venture Investing in the Age of the Coronavirus

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Casetext Announces $8.2 Million in New Funding

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Casetext Announces $8.2 Million in New Funding

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Shen takes reins as Transfix's new CEO; McElroy to be chairman

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Shen takes reins as Transfix's new CEO; McElroy to be chairman

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Collaborates with Thrive Global to Launch The Health and Wellness For All Program

Portfolio News

March 2020

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Collaborates with Thrive Global to Launch The Health and Wellness For All Program

Portfolio News

March 2020

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The 10 Most Innovative Logistics Companies of 2020

Portfolio News

March 2020

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The 10 Most Innovative Logistics Companies of 2020

Portfolio News

February 2020

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Kinetica Simplifies Active Analytics with Launch of Kinetica Cloud

Portfolio News

February 2020

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Kinetica Simplifies Active Analytics with Launch of Kinetica Cloud

Portfolio News

February 2020

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Kinetica Hires Former Box Chief Revenue Officer to Support Explosive Global Business Growth

Portfolio News

February 2020

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Kinetica Hires Former Box Chief Revenue Officer to Support Explosive Global Business Growth

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Gabi Raises $27 Million to Help Customers Get Cheaper Insurance

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Gabi Raises $27 Million to Help Customers Get Cheaper Insurance

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Gabi raises $27 million to disrupt consumer insurance and automate paperwork

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Gabi raises $27 million to disrupt consumer insurance and automate paperwork

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-founder and CEO of Zola Is Here to Save Your Wedding

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-founder and CEO of Zola Is Here to Save Your Wedding

Portfolio News

January 2020

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How Patrick Herning Became a Leader of Size-Inclusive Fashion After a Career in Tech

Portfolio News

January 2020

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How Patrick Herning Became a Leader of Size-Inclusive Fashion After a Career in Tech

Insights

January 2020

Grace Isford
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Profiles In Venture: Canvas Ventures' Grace Isford

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January 2020

Grace Isford
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Profiles In Venture: Canvas Ventures' Grace Isford

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Reality Check: A Peek at the Developer Experience with Kubernetes

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Reality Check: A Peek at the Developer Experience with Kubernetes

Insights

January 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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[LISTEN] Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, discusses how to evaluate online marketplaces

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January 2020

Mike Ghaffary
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[LISTEN] Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, discusses how to evaluate online marketplaces

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Roofstock, which makes it easier to buy a home as an investment property, just raised $50 million in new funding

Portfolio News

January 2020

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Roofstock, which makes it easier to buy a home as an investment property, just raised $50 million in new funding

Portfolio News

December 2019

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Imitating Amazon: E-Commerce Battle Bolstered by Companies Mimicking the Market Leader

Portfolio News

December 2019

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Imitating Amazon: E-Commerce Battle Bolstered by Companies Mimicking the Market Leader

Portfolio News

December 2019

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Seattle startup Flyhomes is expanding to Boston, Portland and L.A. to help home-buyers compete with cash offers

Portfolio News

December 2019

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Seattle startup Flyhomes is expanding to Boston, Portland and L.A. to help home-buyers compete with cash offers

Portfolio News

December 2019

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S.F. tech company uses artificial intelligence to power faster legal research

Portfolio News

December 2019

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S.F. tech company uses artificial intelligence to power faster legal research

Portfolio News

November 2019

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5 Things Retailers Should Remember as They Ready for Holiday

Portfolio News

November 2019

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5 Things Retailers Should Remember as They Ready for Holiday

Portfolio News

November 2019

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CEO of Eden announce $25 million Series B round

Portfolio News

November 2019

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CEO of Eden announce $25 million Series B round

Portfolio News

November 2019

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11 Honore Raises $10 Million for Strategic Expansion

Portfolio News

November 2019

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11 Honore Raises $10 Million for Strategic Expansion

Portfolio News

November 2019

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Thrive Global's Founder Arianna Huffington sees a broken media model

Portfolio News

November 2019

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Thrive Global's Founder Arianna Huffington sees a broken media model

Portfolio News

October 2019

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Folloze Announces $11M Series B

Portfolio News

October 2019

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Folloze Announces $11M Series B

Portfolio News

October 2019

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Zola, the $650M wedding portal, taps the travel market with an expansion into honeymoons

Portfolio News

October 2019

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Zola, the $650M wedding portal, taps the travel market with an expansion into honeymoons

Portfolio News

August 2019

Mike Ghaffary
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Why We Invested in Flyhomes

Portfolio News

August 2019

Mike Ghaffary
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Why We Invested in Flyhomes

Portfolio News

July 2019

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Oakland's Roofstock upgrades rental-investing service as it hits key milestone

Portfolio News

July 2019

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Oakland's Roofstock upgrades rental-investing service as it hits key milestone

Insights

April 2019

Mike Ghaffary
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Can iPhone Apps Actually Modify Your Behavior For Good?

Insights

April 2019

Mike Ghaffary
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Can iPhone Apps Actually Modify Your Behavior For Good?

Portfolio News

April 2019

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Flowspace Raises $12M in Series A Funding Led by Canvas Ventures

Portfolio News

April 2019

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Flowspace Raises $12M in Series A Funding Led by Canvas Ventures

Portfolio News

April 2019

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Walmart is launching its first subscription box for apparel. And this one's for kids

Portfolio News

April 2019

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Walmart is launching its first subscription box for apparel. And this one's for kids

Insights

April 2019

Mike Ghaffary
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Introducing The A PLUS Companies: The Advantages This Year's Consumer Tech IPOs Could Have Over FANG

Insights

April 2019

Mike Ghaffary
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Introducing The A PLUS Companies: The Advantages This Year's Consumer Tech IPOs Could Have Over FANG

Insights

April 2019

Mike Ghaffary
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Where I'm Investing and 15 Marketplace Questions

Insights

April 2019

Mike Ghaffary
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Where I'm Investing and 15 Marketplace Questions

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