The Team

Chad Horstman

Chad Horstman is a partner at Canal Partners. He brings a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship and scaling a successful startup to Canal Partners, where he is responsible for sourcing potential investments, developing relationships with referral sources, conducting market and financial due diligence, and investor relations.

In 2005, he founded after noticing “lingerie” was a top online search term with little competition. Utilizing his expertise in internet marketing and SEO, Chad built Yandy from a Scottsdale garage startup to a $50 million company. In 2016, Chad successfully exited to a private equity group.

Prior to founding Yandy, Chad spent seven years developing internet marketing strategies as director of research and development at both iCrossing and USWeb, consulting Fortune 500 companies including The Wall Street Journal, CNet, and Pulte Homes, as well as e-commerce sites The Knot and Expedia.

Chad is also passionate about giving back and is committed to helping others. He actively supports Foundation Fighting Blindness and The Joy Bus, a local charitable organization that delivers meals to cancer patients.

Chad is currently the founder of three new startups –– another online lingerie store, an NBA content website, and an online PPE and sanitizer store

A graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Computer Information Systems, Chad currently resides in Scottsdale, AZ.

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