Laura Chau joined Canaan’s Menlo Park Office in 2014 and is an Associate on the Technology Team. Having always grappled with the left-brained vs. right-brained inner conflict, Laura has covered all the bases: from math nerd and quant-jock, to philanthropist, designer, and nationally-recognized musician. However, it’s the creative side that she credits for teaching her the value of dedication, hard work, and passion - all characteristics she looks for in stellar entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining Canaan, Laura worked at Deloitte Consulting as part of the Strategy and Operations practice. There, she focused on advising clients on growth strategy and post-merger integrations. She served a broad range of clients across the tech, telecom, healthcare, financial services, and energy sectors. Laura was also one of the first interns at Kabam, one of Canaan’s portfolio companies, where she focused on Sales and Marketing. Laura is an active board member for Oakes Children’s Center, a non-profit dedicated to providing educational and therapeutic services to children with emotional disturbance and/or developmental delays.
Laura holds a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, where her studies focused on Organizations, Technology and Entrepreneurship.
"My favorite start-ups are the ones that aren’t just businesses – they’re carefully-crafted works of art”
Good food, good wine, and good company - especially all three together. Snagging tickets to the symphony. Nestling down with a good book. Globetrotting with friends. Discovering my next topic to nerd out about