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Eric Young States Canaan Partners Looks To Make 10 Times Their Money In Early Stage And 4-5 Times In Later Stage

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  • Date Added : 10/25/2005
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Eric Young

  • Co-founder and General Partner, Canaan Partners
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1956 (Age: 64 years old)
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
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Biography

Eric Young was a co-founder of Canaan Partners and has served as a General Partner since its inception. At Canaan, Young has concentrated on opportunities in communications systems and enterprise automation, having led its investments in Argon Networks, Copper Mountain Networks, Diffusion Software, Frame Technology, INS, Kalpana, ONI Systems, Spectrian and Visigenic Software.

Prior to Canaan, he was a Senior Vice President of GE Venture Capital. During his five years there, he was responsible for several successful investments in companies such as Nellcor and Octel Communications. Young joined GE in 1979, holding successive managerial positions in sales, marketing and manufacturing within two GE industrial product businesses before joining GE Venture Capital.

Eric Young is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in mechanical engineering and received his MBA in finance from Northwestern University.

When we start out we are always buying a percentage ownership. And in our case, we very rarely invest with less than 15 percent at the outset. And often times it can be 20 or 25 percent. It's uncommon that it will be much higher than that. But occasionally when we get involved at the seed level ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Academic and Professional Background and Decision To Pursue Business Rather Than Engineering
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 50 sec.
Video 2 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Move To GE Venture Capital and Eventual Spin-off To Form Canaan Partners
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 4 min. 47 sec.
Video 3 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Experience In Undergraduate Engineering Program
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 14 sec.
Video 4 of 36 Eric Young States Undergraduate Engineering and MBA Courses Provided Him With An Analytical Toolkit
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 1 min. 56 sec.
Video 5 of 36 Eric Young States Venture Capital Industry Has Analytical Side and Marketing Side
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 1 sec.
Video 6 of 36 Eric Young Discusses How Engineering Students Can Become Better Prepared To Participate in Business
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 55 sec.
Video 7 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Decision To Pursue MBA After Graduating With Engineering Degree
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 26 sec.
Video 8 of 36 Eric Young States Professional Experience At GE Was Divided Into Two Categories - Operations and Venture Capital
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 8 sec.
Video 9 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Positive Experiences Of Working At GE Venture Capital
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 46 sec.
Video 10 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Sources of Capital Available to Entrepreneurs
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 42 sec.
Video 11 of 36 Eric Young Discusses How Canaan Partners Venture Capital Firm Will Work With Entrepreneur
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 33 sec.
Video 12 of 36 Eric Young Shares Thoughts on Angel Investors
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 19 sec.
Video 13 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Concept of Going Through Rounds of Financing
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 22 sec.
Video 14 of 36 Eric Young Mentions Points of Caution That Entrepreneurs Should Be On Lookout For During Funding Process
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 3 sec.
Video 15 of 36 Eric Young Shares Example of Difficult Funding Situation
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 23 sec.
Video 16 of 36 Eric Young States Startup Companies Should Have Small and Balanced Boards of Directors
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 58 sec.
Video 17 of 36 Eric Young States Entrepreneurs Often Become Overly Focused on Dilution Issues
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 20 sec.
Video 18 of 36 Eric Young Shares Thoughts on the Valuation Process
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 6 sec.
Video 19 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Use Of Comparables In Valuation Process
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 26 sec.
Video 20 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Fundamental Analysis of Business Plan In Valuation Process
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 52 sec.
Video 21 of 36 Eric Young States Canaan Partners Looks To Make 10 Times Their Money In Early Stage And 4-5 Times In Later Stage
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 25 sec.
Video 22 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Impact of Negotiation and Competition on Valuation Process
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 38 sec.
Video 23 of 36 Eric Young States Entrepreneurs Have Vision, Enthusiasm and Hope
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 58 sec.
Video 24 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Role of Venture Capitalist In Partnership With Entrepreneur
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 34 sec.
Video 25 of 36 Eric Young States Entrepreneurs Often Need To Put Aside Ego When Partnering With VC Firm
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 15 sec.
Video 26 of 36 Eric Young States Modern Business Plan Is Often Now In Form Of Powerpoint Slides With Supporting Documentation
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 40 sec.
Video 27 of 36 Eric Young States Strong Pitch Will Immediately Identify End-User Customers and Company's Value Proposition
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 46 sec.
Video 28 of 36 Eric Young States Importance of Entrepreneur Identifying Distribution Channels In Business Plan
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 1 min. 57 sec.
Video 29 of 36 Eric Young States Importance of Entrepreneur Identifying Plan of Operations In Business Plan
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 0 sec.
Video 30 of 36 Eric Young States Strong Business Plan Provides Logical Progression For Company Growth
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/05
  • Eric Young
  • 3 min. 29 sec.
Video 31 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Intellectual Property Issues Faced By Startups and VC Firms
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 4 min. 33 sec.
Video 32 of 36 Eric Young States Entreprenenur Can Pitch Benefit Of Technology Without Detailing Specifics of Product or Service
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 1 min. 41 sec.
Video 33 of 36 Eric Young States He Continues To Be A Venture Capitalist Because of His Enjoyment of the Job
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 4 min. 12 sec.
Video 34 of 36 Eric Young States Workday Has Changed As He Has Matured To Having Spouse and Children
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 47 sec.
Video 35 of 36 Eric Young Discusses Wife's Decision To Go From Full-Time Professional To Part-Time Professional To Full-Time Mom With Children
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 4 min. 21 sec.
Video 36 of 36 Eric Young States Surprise of Sales and Marketing In Technology Industry
  • Eric Young - Interview - Canaan Partners
  • 10/25/2005
  • Eric Young
  • 2 min. 46 sec.

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Eric Young States Canaan Partners Looks To Make 10 Times Their Money In Early Stage And 4-5 Times In Later Stage
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