VC Analyst @ Canaan Partners in San Francisco, CA

We are hiring for a tech-obsessed self-starter looking to work alongside our consumer investors on consumer technology deals for 2-3 years. An analyst at Canaan can expect to

– Monitor trends vis-a-vis continuous market research and identify winners
– Conduct due diligence (e.g. market analysis, competitive mapping, and financials)
– Manage our CRM and deal pipeline internally
– Develop relationships with Canaan portfolio companies, founders of future Canaan portfolio companies, service providers and anyone & everyone in technology
– Attend company pitch meetings and evaluate businesses
– Attend board meetings and provide ongoing portfolio company support
– Have a strong voice during partnership meetings as we discuss new and existing deals
– Help plan and execute Canaan community events
– Own specific projects that you’re passionate about from start to finish

We view venture as a mentorship driven business and we work together as a collaborative team. Previous analysts have gone on to join venture-backed startups, attended top-tier business schools, or joined other leading venture capital firms.

Profile Desired:
You should have a deep passion for technology, ability to understand the mechanics of how businesses work, and a willingness to hustle and jump in head first on projects. We are looking for a diverse set of applicants – You might be technical; You might have previously founded a startup; You might have a consulting/finance background; or something totally different but you have a burning passion for technology. Ideal candidates will have ~1-3 years of work experience but we are also open to hiring right out of school.

Below are some of the qualities we are looking for:
– Intellectually curious
– Passion for startups, technology and understanding markets
– Thoughtful and imaginative
– Independent and self starter
– Optimistic and open-minded, a relentless willingness to pursue the truth
– Hustler who can build community and a brand in the ecosystem
– Ability to think creatively and critically while juggling multiple projects at once
– POV on emerging technologies and business models
– Strong financial modeling skills and a keen understanding of key financial concepts
– Someone with a strong point of view – and a willingness to stand up for their opinions
– Someone who can thrive in a dynamic, intimate, relatively unstructured office environment

Location: Bay Area

How to Apply:  If all of the above excites you, please send an email to Byron Ling ( and Laura Chau ( with “Canaan Consumer Hire – your name” in the title. (Or get a warm intro to someone on the team!)

In that email, please include your:
– Resume (attached as a PDF)
– Links to LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium, etc.
– Screenshot of the front page of your iPhone / Android
– What is a tech trend you are excited about and why? (less than 100 words)
– What are two early stage consumer companies that you find exciting and why? (less than 200 words)
– What accomplishment are you most proud of? (less than 100 words)
– List three adjectives that describe you.