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John Pacifico

General Partner, COO + CFO / East Coast

Since 2018

With experience as a venture capitalist and a CEO of two healthcare technology companies, John brings a wide-ranging perspective to Canaan. John initially joined Canaan in 2000 as a healthcare investor and served interim roles in Canaan portfolio companies over several years before being named CEO of Abyrx (formerly Orthocon) in 2010.

John is on the boards of directors at Abyrx, Aceiss, Axcelius I/II, Transposon Therapeutics and OncoLinea Pharmaceuticals. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the board at Kairuku, Inc., a SaaS solution for medical product distributors engaging with hospitals and surgery centers. John received a B.S. degree from Fairfield University, a MBA from Columbia Business School and is a Kauffman Fellow.

John in 5

Sport: Baseball - any team with players who work hard & love the game

Family: Stacy, Annalyn, Max and puppy Cal

Interests: Spending time with my family

Accomplishments: Invented new medical products that are FDA-cleared for use during surgical procedures

Bucket List: Seeing my team at Kairuku succeed

John in 5

Sport: Baseball - any team with players who work hard & love the game

Family: Stacy, Annalyn, Max and puppy Cal

Interests: Spending time with my family

Accomplishments: Invented new medical products that are FDA-cleared for use during surgical procedures

Bucket List: Seeing my team at Kairuku succeed