Ross Fubini, isn't interested in "good" product. He's after almost-too-good-to-be-true, customers-equal-brand-evangelists, knock-your-sock-collection-off stuff. Whether in enterprise, consumer, or healthcare IT, Ross is the bridge between an insane idea and an amazing product. A Venture Partner in the Menlo Park office, Ross joined Canaan Partners in 2012, and looks for investment opportunities with companies that have the capacity and desire to build a loyal and enthusiastic fan base. Ross is also an active board member for the Level Playing Field Institute, a nonprofit committed to supporting underrepresented individuals in achieving success in science, technology, engineering and math. Also, he's easy to spot in a crowd. Just look for plaid.
Before joining Canaan, Ross was a partner at seed-stage technology investment firm Kapor Capital, where he led investments across consumer, enterprise, and health technology. He remains an adviser to Kapor Capital, as well as advising Palantir Technology, Facebook Causes, and other early stage technology companies. He serves on the boards of Piazza, Citrus Lane, and Propeller Health.
Previously, Ross was a successful entrepreneur who co-founded and grew CubeTree, a Gartner Visionary enterprise social collaboration company which is used by the Fortune 100 including SAP, Intuit, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. CubeTree was acquired by SuccessFactors (NASDAQ:SFSF) in 2010, and Ross continued on as a vice president. Ross has also held technical leadership roles at Symantec BEA/Plumtree, TellMe Networks, and Netscape. He holds a B.S. in engineering and art from Carnegie Mellon University.
"Not interested in just 'good' products. I'm looking for the products with the 'goods'."
"Ross is an Ironman Triathalete and marathon runner. He lives with his family in San Francisco, but loves to travel to out of the way corners of the world with kids in tow."