Investor in Residence
Jeff 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.