Operator Turned VC

Adina Tecklu joined Canaan’s Menlo Park Office in 2016 and is an Analyst on the Technology Team. A firm believer that technology can and should be the catalyst to building a better future for all of us, Adina has spent the entirety of her career working in and with technology companies of all stages. Her time spent working across enterprise sales, implementation, business development, operations, project management, and consulting have armed her with unique experiences and invaluable insights that she brings with her when working with founders.

Before joining Canaan, Adina worked at Frontier Tech Ventures where she invested in early stage emerging technology companies, specifically those operating in the VR/AR, robotics, and machine learning spaces. Additionally, she served as the Managing Director for River: the world’s first frontier technology accelerator. Prior to Frontier Tech Ventures, Adina was a Program Manager at Zenefits where she developed a comprehensive partner integration strategy that was successfully implemented across several of the largest insurance carriers nationwide.

Adina holds a BS from Stanford University's Program in Science, Technology, and Society with a focus in Management Science and Engineering.

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Silicon Valley

“Find the smartest person who disagrees with you and listen to them.”

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My Favorite Things

Long hikes with great friends, adventurous travels with my DSLR, Stanford football, and quality time spent with family are just a few of my favorite things.