Dan Ciporin is a general partner of Canaan Partners, an early stage institutional venture capital firm with approximately $5 billion under management. His focus there is on investing in innovative startups particularly in the areas of financial technology, ecommerce, and marketplaces. He sits on numerous private boards in addition to public company ones, including Lending Club (NYSE: LC), now a multibillion dollar public company where he was the first institutional investor. Dan joined Canaan after serving as Chairman and CEO of Shopping.com, where he took the company public after leading it from zero to over $100 million in revenue in five years, and then oversaw its sale to Ebay in 2005. Prior to that he was Senior VP of MasterCard International running their global debit program. Dan earned an A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an M.B.A. from Yale University, where he currently serves on the Yale SOM Board of Advisors.