Technology

Bob Williams

Venture Partner / West Coast

Since 2016

Bob invests in seed stage security related startups that help to protect enterprise and cloud infrastructure, data, applications and users. He also advises Canaan on later stage security related investments. Prior to Canaan, Bob spent his first 20 years as an entrepreneur starting companies in the database and networking sectors which lead to three IPOs and one acquisition. He then entered the venture business as a partner at Bay Partners for ten years, and most recently prior to Canaan he established the security practice for EMC/Dell Ventures -- working closely with RSA and VMWare on infrastructure security deals. Bob holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Business School.

Select investments Bob made prior to Canaan include Sonicwall (IPO), ZScaler (IPO), Twistlock (Palo Alto Networks) and Netskope.

Bob in 5

Origins: California, Indiana, New Hampshire, Boston, Europe and back to California again.

Travel: Have been to 49 of the 50 States, and some day South Dakota.

Dream Job: Neurosurgeon

Hidden Talent: Foreign languages

Family: Always comes first. Followed very closely by friends.

Investments

Current

Bob in 5

Origins: California, Indiana, New Hampshire, Boston, Europe and back to California again.

Travel: Have been to 49 of the 50 States, and some day South Dakota.

Dream Job: Neurosurgeon

Hidden Talent: Foreign languages

Family: Always comes first. Followed very closely by friends.