Adina Tecklu


A firm believer that technology is a catalyst to building a better future for all of us, Adina has spent her career working in and with technology companies of all stages. At Canaan, she co-leads Canaan Beta – the firm’s consumer seed program – and works closely with the firm’s SaaS and emerging technology portfolios.

Before joining Canaan, Adina was at Frontier Tech Ventures where she invested in early-stage emerging technology companies, specifically those operating in the VR/AR, robotics, and machine learning spaces. While there, she also served as the Managing Director for River: the world’s first frontier technology accelerator. Previously, Adina was an early employee at Zenefits. In her role as Program Manager, she built a comprehensive partner integration strategy that was successfully implemented across several of the largest insurance carriers nationwide. Prior to that, she was a Solutions Engineer at Oracle. Adina holds a B.S. from Stanford University’s Programs in Science, Technology & Society and Management Science & Engineering.

My Sessions

The Unspoken Rules of VC

GSB 101

The women on this panel know a few things about navigating spaces as outsiders. As women of color in an industry where very few people look like them, they have spent countless hours getting up to speed quickly in venture capital. In this discussion, they pull back the curtain on what they have learned. If […]

Business Skills