Laura Chau joined Canaan in 2014 and is a Principal leading consumer technology investments. She is inspired by ambitious founders who are transforming what it means to work, live, and thrive in today’s age. She sits on the board of Coterie and is a board observer and advisor for numerous startups, including Cuyana and Kustomer.
Before becoming a VC, Laura was a management consultant in Deloitte’s strategy and operations practice, where she advised tech, healthcare, financial services and energy clients on growth strategy and post-merger integrations.
Laura was one of the first employees at Kabam, one of Canaan’s portfolio companies that was acquired by Netmarble in 2017 for $800M. She has also worked at Branch Metrics and Greenhouse in sales and marketing functions, in addition to working closely with Marie Kondo, the author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, to help launch her venture-backed business.
Laura holds a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is a Forbes 30 under 30 alum.