Beyond the Check
Beyond the Check
Apr 11, 2019
Michael Gilroy, From Aspiring Professional Athlete to VC at Canaan Partners
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Michael Gilroy grew up dreaming of becoming a professional athlete, then a hedge fund manager, and finally a venture capitalist. He achieved his goal of becoming a Partner at Canaan, a prominent VC in San Francisco. Michael shares how a couple of traumatic experiences shaped his priorities, what he looks for in the companies he funds, and how he works to stay centered.

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