On the Startup Road: Canaan Partners


Rich Boyle, General Partner, Canaan Partners


I am pretty sure I met perhaps the smartest guy in CRE tech on my recent trip to SF. Rich Boyle is someone I obviously had heard of (his history atLoopnet with Founder Dennis DeAndre and COO/President Tom Byrne is the stuff legends are made from). However, I had no idea the extent that Rich had invested in the “who’s who” of CRE and residential tech such as… 

-          VTS

-          RealtyMogul

-          CompStak

-          ApartmentList

-          Mynd

-          RoofStock

-          Clara Lending

-          SuperHome

Now at one of the world's leading VC’s, Rich and I spoke at length about the current state of the CRE Tech market, which companies he thinks have big potential and his own investment criteria/thesis for deals. When you are meeting with perhaps the top investor in this space at the offices of one of the VC’s in THE heart of tech land, it’s a pretty cool experience. If you don’t know Rich, he is a must person to connect with in this space. And again, like so many people I have the pleasure of meeting, just a nice, humble guy with a great talent for listening (which is pretty rare these days).