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.
"Entrepreneurial spirit is correlated with your drive, and with ideas that won't let go."
Spending time with my two sons, playing tennis, getting a fabulous pair of shoes on The RealReal, nailing a crossword, and taking a nap-that sounds like the perfect day