Canaan Adds General Partners

Canaan Partners, an early-stage, diversified venture capital firm, added veteran healthcare investor Nina Kjellson as a General Partner.

Ms. Kjellson will be based in the firm’s Menlo Park, CA office.

She brings investing experience to the team, having previously served as a general partner at InterWest Partners, Kjellson has extensive private and public board experience and currently serves as a director of three biotech firms, Eiger Bioparma, Lycera Corp., and Ocera Therapeutics (OCRX), and Welltok Inc. a software company focused on health optimization.

In addition, Canaan investor, Hrach Simonian, has been promoted to General Partner in the firm’s Technology practice. Mr. Simonian has helped Canaan grow its West Coast technology practice with both consumer and enterprise investments. Hrach led investment in Instacart as well as the initial venture round in several marketplace deals where he serves on the board: Cargomatic, CompStak, Realty Mogul and Washio.



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