Paul is a Partner at Canvas, where he focuses on investing and partnering with entrepreneurs to build marketplace and vertical network companies that are improving the way we live, work, learn, and play. He is also passionate about discovering those who build new products and businesses enabled by machine learning, the genome, and microbiome. He believes that progress happens when we can bring together entrepreneurs, industry leaders, academic researchers, and investors who have the creativity to dream, drive to build, courage to try, and the influence to make positive change.
His active investments include Everwise, Fluxx, Transfix and Zola for Canvas Ventures (and Houzz while he served as a partner at NEA). In Paul’s more than 10 years of investing career at NEA, he had the privilege to work with 8 start-ups that became publicly-listed companies on NYSE/NASDAQ and 17 investments that had a successful M&A exit.
Paul was an entrepreneur before he became a venture capitalist. He started Mazu Networks as its co-founder and President with a software-defined routing technology developed at MIT. At Mazu, he worked with great co-founders, teams, advisors, and mentors from Benchmark, Greylock and Matrix. He is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School. He also did years of medical research at Harvard Medical School and was a Kauffman Fellow. On weekends, when time permits, Paul enjoys learning how to fly a helicopter.