Canaan adds two new partners and expands into SF

Canaan Partners, the multi-stage venture capital firm, is beefing up its enterprise software investment team and looking to spend more time in San Francisco in addition to its longtime home on Sand Hill Road.Joydeep Bhattacharyya and Rich Boyle are joining Canaan as partners where they’ll focus on artificial intelligence and marketplace creation, and mobile-based software as a service business opportunities respectively. Bhattarcharyya comes to Canaan after several years at Shasta Ventures where his investments included LeanPlum, a mobile marketing platform; NeuMob, which provides mobile customer demand management software; and the security company SkyCure. Before working with Shasta, Bhattarcharyya was one of the founding employees of Microsoft’s Office365 (so needless to say, he knows a thing or two about mobile business software). For his part, Rich Boyle knows the Canaan family pretty…


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