Analyst VC Job at Canaan Partners in Menlo Park, CA

Canaan Partners is seeking an analyst who is energetic, passionate about technology, and intellectually curious to join its Menlo Park, CA team. The analyst role is a 2-3 year position that is traditionally followed by business or graduate school or an operational role. The analyst, working directly with Canaan’s senior investment professionals, will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assessment, analysis, and due diligence of potential investments
  • Evaluation of business plans
  • Identification of new investment areas and development of investment theses
  • Preparation of advisory meeting presentations
  • Development and management of data sets and sources
  • Sourcing of new deals

The candidate should possess:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • 1-3 years work experience in operations at a technology company, management consulting, investment banking, or private equity
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, math, computer science, or related technical field from a top university
  • Deep knowledge and curiosity in technology
  • Active network in startup community
  • Ability to work in small team environment
  • Willingness to articulate opinions on investment decisions

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to In your cover letter, please include a short description of 1 early stage technology company that you find interesting and would fit well in Canaan’s portfolio focus. 

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