2-24-11 - 2/24/11 Deepak Kamra, General Partner We are...

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2/24/11 Deepak Kamra, General Partner We are Venture Catalysts I. Agenda a. About Canaan Partners b. VC Industry c. Trends and Investment Themes d. Case Studies II. Canaan Partners a. 23-year old global venture firm b. $3.0 billion in assets c. 260 company investments i. 52 IPO’s/83 Acquisitions d. Technology and Medical markets e. Focused primarily on first round funding (up to $25 million) III. Background a. Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University, Canada b. First job: ROLM Corp (Acquired by IBM) c. Started Aspect Communications i. Ran sales IV. Focused Areas a. Tech i. Digital Media ii. iii. Enterprise iv. CleanTech b. Health
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i. Biopharmaceuticals ii. Medical Devices iii. Diagnostics iv. Healthcare Infrastructure V. What does a VC do? a. Exit Planning i. Selling company, taking it public b. Best Practices i. Give advice to startup companies about common mistakes c. Access to Canaan Team i. Can work with all companies under umbrella d. Marketing and PR
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