Brendan’s passion for technology is born out of the belief that you can improve the world by writing code. This began in elementary school when he programmed games and how-to sites in HyperCard on an Apple Macintosh. He kept tinkering throughout school, eventually programming robot dogs to play autonomous soccer, which he published for his master thesis. Brendan joined Canaan's NYC office in 2010 and has built Canaan’s investment thesis in Insurance, leading our series A investments in Embroker and Ladder Life. He has also worked closely with a number of e-commerce companies within the Canaan portfolio. He is on the boards of Embroker, Ladder Life, and EVEN Financial. In addition, he is second hand to several portfolio companies including, Borro, JOOR, NatureBox, Orchard, and ShopKeep. Before Canaan, Brendan interned at AppFund. Prior to that, he was a senior quantitative analyst at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Brendan has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, where he was a Stern Scholar, an MS in Computer Science from Brown University, and a BA in Political Science from Bowdoin College.