Technology

Laura Chau

Principal / East Coast

Since 2014

Laura thinks about startups not just as businesses, but as carefully crafted works of art. At Canaan, she focuses on consumer technology. She previously worked in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice. She has also worked in sales and marketing functions within Kabam (acq. by Netmarble), Branch Metrics and Greenhouse, as well as working closely with Marie Kondo to launch the author’s product business. She holds a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Laura in 5

Travel: Love traveling in Asia (I get treated like a celebrity because of my height!)

Talent: Able to recite the US presidents backwards in less than 15 seconds

Dream Job: Clarinetist in a symphony orchestra

Interests: Reformed packrat after following (and working for!) Marie Kondo

Accomplishments: First job was selling potpourri door to door out of a red wagon

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Fortune: This party kit startup’s new hotline could save the day this holiday season

Inc: Could this startup give Party City a run for their money?

WoVen Podcast: Keeping it real in business & fashion - A conversation with Julie Wainwright of The RealReal

Town & Country: Draper James just launched perfectly preppy party decor with Coterie

People: Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James teams up with Coterie to design adorable tailgate accessories

WoVen Podcast: Building a brand (and a dream) with fewer, better things - A conversation with Karla Gallardo

WoVen Podcast: Feeding the world (and saving the planet) - A conversation with Julia Collins

WoVen Podcast: Whipping up magic, from cupcake mogul to serial entrepreneur - A conversation with Candace Nelson

Nina Kjellson: Introducing the WoVen Podcast, a series that celebrates remarkable women in healthcare, tech & business

Coming soon: The WoVen Podcast

Yahoo Finance Video: Coterie founders want to elevate the party experience

Laura Chau: What's rarer than a unicorn in Silicon Valley? A female VC.

TechCrunch: Coterie promises to deliver charming party kits to your doorstep

CNN: This startup makes your parties Insta-worthy

Laura Chau: A new way to party – with Coterie

Laura Chau: A prescription for how the healthcare industry can spark joy

Laura Chau: The beauty industry is ready for a makeover

Forbes: Three Canaan investors named to Forbes' 30 under 30

Maha Ibrahim & Dan Ciporin: Next generation investors for next generation entrepreneurs

Laura Chau: West to east

Fortune: The summer of venture capital promotions isn’t over yet

San Francisco Chronicle: eHarmony CEO wants to court the Tinder crowd

San Francisco Chronicle: Downfall of the mall – chains like the Gap and J. Crew face crisis

Laura in 5

Travel: Love traveling in Asia (I get treated like a celebrity because of my height!)

Talent: Able to recite the US presidents backwards in less than 15 seconds

Dream Job: Clarinetist in a symphony orchestra

Interests: Reformed packrat after following (and working for!) Marie Kondo

Accomplishments: First job was selling potpourri door to door out of a red wagon