Deepak joined Canaan in 1991 and is focused on investments in digital media and software. Deepak led Canaan’s early investment in DoubleClick, the Internet’s first and leading online advertising solution; Match.com, the most popular dating site worldwide; and ON24, the leader in webcasting and virtual events.
He also invested in voice-over-IP infrastructure company Acme Packet, which became one of the top-ten performing IPOs of 2006, and his recent IPO, SuccessFactors, is the leading company in human performance and talent management. He currently sits on the boards of technology-driven global companies such as e4e, providing next generation business process services; Groundwork OpenSource, the leader in performance monitoring; Zmanda, the leader in open source backup software; and Zoosk, the largest social dating network in the world. He also directed Canaan’s investments in AllBusiness.com, Bharat Matrimony, Concord Communications, Impulse! Buy Network, iPrint.com, Latitude Communications, PriorityCall Management, Recourse Technologies and SalesLogix. Recognizing early the global nature of venture capital, Deepak initiated Canaan’s investments in the India market starting in 2001.
Before joining Canaan, Deepak was a key member of the startup team at Aspect Communications, helping lead the pioneer in call center technologies to a successful IPO in 1990. He has also held leadership roles at telecommunications companies like ROLM Corp. and TRW Datacomm International.
Deepak received a BA from Carleton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.