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Investor & Board Member
Deepak joined Canaan in 1991 and primarily invests in a spectrum of technology companies, with particular expertise and focus on marketplaces, aerospace and enterprise software.
Highlights from his two decades with Canaan include DoubleClick (DCLK), the Internet’s first and leading online advertising solution, Acme Packet (APKT), a leading network security and virtualization company, Skybox Imaging (acquired by GOOG), a micro-satellite company, and SuccessFactors, (SFSF), a pioneering cloud software company.
His most recent investment is radar satellite company Capella Space. He has also led Canaan’s investments in Turo, World View, Zoosk, ON24, Talena and Ascendify, on whose boards he sits. He was included on the Forbes Midas List of exceptional investors in 2008 and 2009.
Prior to joining Canaan, he was part of the startup team at Aspect Software, a pioneer in call center software, where he helped lead the company to a successful IPO.
Deepak was a member of the board of the National Venture Capital Association from 2008 to 2012.
Deepak is a passionate advocate for immigration – and its importance to innovation. He also devotes time to several social investment funds focused on developing economies. When not spending time with the Canaan team, Deepak plays bass in a Bay Area classic rock band.
Deepak received a B.A. from Carleton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.