General Partner, Canaan Partners
Maha has been involved in the venture capital and technology industries for over 15 years. At Canaan, Maha focuses on innovative cloud and digital media companies with the potential to become global market leaders. Her current boards include Kabam, TheRealReal, Cuyana, and Koolbit, and she previously led investments in Virsto (acquired by VMware), creator of the first virtual storage architecture; XDN (acquired by Fortinet), provider of a cloud-based management solution for disparate content delivery resources; and SenSage (acquired by KEYW Corporation), provider of log management and security information management systems.
Prior to joining Canaan, Maha held numerous executive-level roles at Qwest Communications, including Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of eBusiness and Internet Operations. While at Qwest, her keen networking skills helped the company forge relationships with Netscape and Microsoft. Earlier in her career, Maha was a management consultant with both the Boston Consulting Group and Price Waterhouse.
Maha holds a B.A. in Economics, an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. In addition, she is an active member of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people. Maha has won numerous industry awards, including The Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence, and is a regular on BloombergTV.