Jeff Canin - Investor-in-Residence

Startup Investing 101

Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Tuesday, November 14

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Jeff Canin

Investor-in-Residence at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Canin Associates; Co-Manager of the E8 Venture Fund

Identifying funding sources and raising startup financing is one of the most significant challenges for technology entrepreneurs, particularly for first-time founders commercializing university technologies. Jeff will provide a high-level overview of key elements in fundraising, including: funding sources; funding structures and key investment terms; what constitutes a good investor pitch and summary business plan; and exit strategies.

Lunch will be served. Jeff will hold office hours from 1-5 pm, please request your spot when you RSVP here.

More about Jeff

Jeff Canin has a long career in financial services and venture capital. His current efforts are focused on providing advisory services to early-stage companies and university technology commercialization spinouts. He is a member of the Board of Directors at E8, a cleantech- oriented angel investment group, and a co-manager of E8’s venture fund. Jeff has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Oregon State University. Jeff was a general partner of Efund LLC, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage software and telecom investments, and previously worked for US Venture Partners, one of the largest California-based venture capital firms. Before moving to Seattle in 1995, Mr. Canin was a Senior Technology Analyst with Salomon Brothers, Inc. and Hambrecht & Quist. Previously, he served as a Marketing Representative with IBM’s National Accounts Division. Jeff Canin has an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the University of California at Berkeley, CA and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Economics from Brown University.


Recent Posts

See All

Membership & Venture Associate Position This role is for an entrepreneurial, service-oriented professional excited to be a part of a growing, innovative cleantech investment community. E8 consists of

We're about to kick off an exciting fall and there's more than just deals ahead! Check out our upcoming events, guests and E8 friends welcome with RSVP. You can always check out what's coming up with