Paul Hsiao is a General Partner and founding managing member of Canvas Ventures. His active Canvas investments include Everwise, Fluxx Labs, Roofstock, Transfix, and Zola. Prior to Canvas, Paul was a partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), where he led an early-stage investment in Houzz, as well as, had the privilege of helping eight companies go public on the NYSE or NASDAQ and seventeen companies with successful M&A exits during his 10-year tenure with the firm.
Paul was an entrepreneur before he became an investor. He founded Mazu Networks, a venture-backed startup and pioneer in network security that was built from technology developed at MIT. The company was acquired by Riverbed Technologies and today provides enterprise IT organizations with the ability to manage, secure and optimize their business services. Paul began his career working in product development at Medtronic, and leading market entry strategy for China at McKinsey & Company.
Paul holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from MIT.