Brendan Dickinson

Brendan Dickinson

Principal at Canaan Partners

Startupbootcamp FinTech New York Mentor

Brendan’s passion for technology is born out of the belief that you can improve the world with a few lines of 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 (clearly robot dogs playing soccer makes the world a better place). Brendan joined our NYC office in 2010 to help invest in startups that are changing the world with code in the fintech, ecommerce and digital media sectors. ? He is on the board of EVEN Financial and has worked closely with several portfolio companies including: borro, JOOR, NatureBox, Orchard, ShopKeep, Rocketrip and Tremor Video (TRMR).

Before Canaan, Brendan interned at AppFund, a seed-stage venture firm focused on the mobile sector. Prior to that, he was a senior quantitative analyst at Barclays Capital writing PERL and SQL in real-time.

Brendan received an MBA with distinction from the NYU Stern School of Business, where he specialized in Finance and Entrepreneurship and was a Stern Scholar. He also holds an MS in Computer Science from Brown University, and a BA in Political Science from Bowdoin College.