VC  Canvas Venture Fund

     Office Locations:

3200 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Phone: 650-388-7600
Fax: 650-388-7601



  • Early



  • Communications & Networking
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    Canvas is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. The Canvas Venture Fund was the $175 million inaugural fund managed by the Morgenthaler Technology Investment Company. The fund is focused exclusively on making early-stage (Series A and Series B) investments in software & services companies. Canvas invests $5-20M per company over the life of the company. Initial check size ranges from a few hundred thousand to $10M. The Canvas Venture Fund was formed by the managing directors who led or serve on the boards of Evernote, Siri, NexTag, Practice Fusion, Nuance Communications, Illustra Technologies and more. Canvas Ventures 2 was closed in June 2016. The firm listed $250M as its target fundraising amount on their PPM (private placement memorandum). The fund was oversubscribed, closing at its hard cap of $300M.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ching Wu Partner
    Gary Little Partner
    Gary Morgenthaler Senior Advisor
    Paul Hsiao Partner
    Rebecca Lynn Partner


    Portfolio companies include:


      Big Switch Networks
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      Nuance Communications
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      Overture Networks
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      Practice Fushion
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