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Beyond the Check
Michael Gilroy, From Aspiring Professional Athlete to VC at Canaan Partners
April 11, 2019 John Weems
Beyond the Check

Michael Gilroy, From Aspiring Professional Athlete to VC at Canaan Partners

April 11, 2019

John Weems

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.

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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