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Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka

Canaan Partners

Rayfe is currently a Partner at Canaan, an early stage venture capital firm that leads Seed, Series A, and Series B investments in emerging technology and healthcare companies.

Rayfe focuses on leading investments in frontier tech, including AI / ML, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and space tech, as well as B2B enterprise and infrastructure software.

Prior to Canaan, Rayfe has worked in strategy consulting, data science, and hardware engineering.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Rayfe earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where his research focused on ASIC design. He also holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, with a focus on digital signal processing, from the University of Southern California, where he graduated top of his class in 3 years, and was also a member of the NCAA water polo team.

Rayfe was born and raised in Hawaii, and in his free time enjoys eating, and any and all water-related activities.

As a member of Class 25, Rayfe is serving his fellowship at Canaan Partners under the mentorship of Maha Ibrahim.