Dana is a seasoned fintech leader with a strong track record of building and scaling GTM organizations and delivering results. Her combination of visionary leadership, battle-tested strategies for growth, and deep understanding of market dynamics make her an exciting addition to Canaan. Adding Dana to our team also furthers our commitment to the fintech sector and adjacent ecosystems.
We have extensive experience building and supporting transformational companies, including Instacart, Snyk, LendingClub, Taptap Send, Kustomer, Day One Biopharmaceuticals, and Arvinas. This work gives us the conviction that bringing on a proven GTM expert who understands how to sell financial services and technology, has vast experience identifying talent, and has led multiple teams navigating changes across geographies is a tremendous addition to our founders and the entire Canaan partnership. As such, Dana will split her time working among our existing portfolio and also furthering relationships with founders, incubators, and ecosystem partners across fintech and other tech sectors.
Most recently, Dana headed up global strategic platform partnerships at Stripe, driving significant revenue for the company and leading partnerships with Shopify, Salesforce, Mindbody, XERO, and many others. She’s an experienced operator who has also held executive positions at American Express and PayPal. In addition, Dana is a sought-after advisor to entrepreneurs. Lately, she’s been busy advising Anthropic, one of the world's premier AI research companies, and has helped the company scale the business and the team. At Canaan, we continue to look closely at the converging fintech & AI landscape, as the intersection of these two areas presents an immense opportunity to reshape the financial landscape and even address social challenges. Dana’s experience in both domains will be of tremendous value to Canaan.
Given her breadth and depth of experience, it was an obvious decision to bring Dana onto the team. She has consistently demonstrated the ability to think beyond immediate challenges (in ways few other investors can), stay at the forefront of innovation, and envision futures that emphasize long-term growth. She recognizes that a company's success is measured not only by financial metrics but also by its impact on employees, customers, and the community. She fosters cultures where integrity and trust are paramount and builds environments where employees feel motivated and valued.
We’re thrilled to have her as part of our team, introduce her to our partners, and deliver value in the fintech and venture ecosystem together.
Welcome to Canaan, Dana!