General Catalyst Partners

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General Catalyst Partners
Type Private
Industry Private equity
Founded 2000
Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts, Palo Alto, California, New York, New York, United States
Key people Joel Cutler, David Fialkow, Larry Bohn, Adam Valkin, David Orfao, Neil Sequeira, Hemant Taneja, Steve Herrod
Products Venture capital
Employees 40+

General Catalyst Partners is an American venture capital firm focused on Early Stage and XIR/Growth investments.[1] The firm was founded in 2000[2] in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also has offices in Palo Alto, California, and New York City.[3]

It has invested in companies such as Snapchat, Stripe, Airbnb, HubSpot, Datalogix and Warby Parker. General Catalyst also helps to incubate companies,[4] examples including KAYAK, Naturebox, Altiscale and Highfive.


General Catalyst has ten managing directors:[5]

  • Larry Bohn
  • Joel Cutler
  • David Fialkow
  • Bill Fitzgerald
  • Steve Herrod[6]
  • David Orfao
  • Neil Sequeira
  • Brian Shortsleeve
  • Hemant Taneja[7]
  • Adam Valkin

General Catalyst's entrepreneurs-in-residence have included Chris Hughes[8] (co-founder of Facebook), Jeremy Allaire (co-founder of Allaire Corporation and Brightcove), and Naimish Patel (co-founder of Sycamore Networks).


Among the firm's notable investments are:[9]


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