Beyond the Check

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

April 11, 2019 Episode 12
Beyond the Check
Michael Gilroy, From Aspiring Professional Athlete to VC at Canaan Partners
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Beyond the Check
Michael Gilroy, From Aspiring Professional Athlete to VC at Canaan Partners
Apr 11, 2019 Episode 12
John Weems
Michael shares insight on his role as a prominent venture capitalist and life after a near death experience.
Show Notes

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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