Daniel Ciporin '86
General Partner, Canaan Partners
Venture capitalists funding technology startups face the challenge of determining which companies, among the thousands launched every year, are going to hit it big. Daniel Ciporin brings the expertise of a successful internet executive to the task. Before becoming a general partner at Canaan Partners, a venture capital firm with $3.4 billion under management, Ciporin was chairman and CEO of Shopping.com. Ciporin looks for new companies that promise to transform their industries by changing the way consumers interact with the market.
Ciporin spoke to Yale Insights in 2013 about what he looks for in a startup.