Gary Little is a General Partner of the Canvas Venture Fund. Based in Menlo Park, he focuses exclusively on innovative software and services investments. Twice in the past five years, Gary has been named to the Forbes Midas List which seeks to identify the venture capitalists that were instrumental in creating the most impactful and valuable companies of tomorrow.
Gary is also a Partner with Morgenthaler Ventures, which he joined in 1997. He currently serves on the boards of Adara, Evernote, MuleSoft, PeopleMatter, Totango and Voltage Security. He also led the investment in Wize Commerce (previously NexTag). Gary serves, or served, as a board observer of Lending Club, Practice Fusion and Sonatype.
Previously, Gary held several roles at Apple Computer, including SVP of Apple’s Power Macintosh Division, VP Sales Americas, and Sr. Dir. of Marketing for Apple’s Pacific division (China, Japan, Asia, Latin America, Canada). Prior to his time at Apple, Gary spent seven years at Sun Microsystems as Director of Product Marketing, Director of Asia Pacific Marketing (including a posting in Hong Kong), and as Group Manager of Industry Marketing. Before Sun, he held sales and marketing positions at IBM. Gary began his career as an IC design engineer for TRW’s microelectronics research labs. Gary earned an MBA from Harvard University and a BSEE from the University of California, Los Angeles.