General Partner, Canaan Partners
Maha has been involved in the venture capital and technology industries for over 15 years, developing a stellar reputation for supporting entrepreneurs through all phases of the startup cycle. She also mentors women and girls in entrepreneurship. With a focus on innovative cloud and digital media companies, Maha’s current boards include Metacloud, which provides businesses with scalable proprietary cloud solutions, and Kabam. Plus, she keeps current with couture as a board member for TheRealReal and Cuyana. Maha led Canaan’s investments in Virsto (acquired by VMware), the creator of the first virtual storage architecture, as well as XDN (acquired by Fortinet), a provider of a cloud-based management solution for disparate content delivery resources. She also orchestrated our investment in SenSage (acquired by KEYW Corporation), provider of log management and security information management systems; Tacit Networks, a provider of WAN Optimization technology, (acquired by PKTR), and Mobilitec, a platform for mobile content services (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent). Maha holds a B.A. in Economics, an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.