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Mike Ghaffary, General Partner

Mike Ghaffary is a General Partner of Canvas Ventures. Prior to Canvas, he was a General Partner at Social Capital. Prior to Canvas, Mike invested in Strava, CloudKitchens, Superhuman, Faire, Standard Cognition, Optimizely, Metromile, Pocket, Philz Coffee, Padlet and several other companies.

He has over 10 years of operating experience as CEO of Eat24, VP Business and Corporate Development at Yelp, Director of Business Development at TrialPay, and co-founder of Stitcher and BarMax. Before that, Mike started his investing career at Summit Partners.

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How Eat24 Scaled To $700 Million Gross Revenue In 5 Years

A Q&A with Mike Ghaffary & Grace Isford of Canvas Ventures
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Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, speaking at online Marketplace Conference

Join us ONLINE for our annual Marketplace Conference on May 27 & 28, 2020 that unites marketplace founders, VCs, and subject matter experts to discuss the present and the future of marketplaces and network effects. Our guests have the chance to join us for thought leadership on fundraising, growth hacking and strategy, legal issues and more, as well as 1:1 access and networking with top VCs.
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[PODCAST] Mike Ghaffary, Partner at Canvas Ventures, discusses how to evaluate online marketplaces

For this episode, we talk quite extensively about evaluating marketplaces with Mike Ghaffary, General Partner at Canvas Ventures. Mike has written a few articles on the subject, the one we touch on is “Where I’m Investing and 15 Marketplace Questions”.
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Marketplace Checklist: How To Analyze Labor Marketplaces

Marketplace business models now fuel many of the largest tech companies. There has been some discussion recently on why labor marketplaces are compelling. Mike Ghaffary, of Canvas Ventures, provides an example of how to identify and analyze specific labor marketplace verticals along with a marketplace checklist.
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Why We Invested In Flyhomes

Today, Flyhomes announced that we at Canvas are leading their Series B, and I am personally really excited to join the company’s board and be part of this journey.
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Can iPhone Apps Actually Modify Your Behavior For Good?

In 2019, iPhones are more than a consumer software platform, they are a lifeline, giving many people their primary access to communication, transportation, food delivery, and social media.
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Introducing The A PLUS Companies: The Advantages This Year’s Consumer Tech IPOs Could Have Over FANG

Like "FANG" for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google, various acronyms have been proposed for this new wave of IPOs. I want to propose an acronym that has been picking up some steam: A PLUS.
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After Selling Eat24 To Grubhub, Mike Ghaffary Joins Canvas Ventures To Find Next Consumer Hit

After seven years at Yelp and running its food delivery arm Eat24, Mike Ghaffary is on the hunt for the next marketplaces to become as big as Uber and Airbnb.
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Canvas Ventures hires former Social Capital GP Mike Ghaffary

Canvas Ventures is expanding its team of three general partners to four with the hiring of Mike Ghaffary, a former general partner at Social Capital.
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Education

He received his JD/MBA from Harvard University and BS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Active Investments

  • Flyhomes