General Catalyst

General Catalyst is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage, growth and transformational investments. It typically invests in technology with a focus on advanced materials, clean energy solutions, next-generation mobile platforms, environment-related technologies, cybersecurity and biosecurity, communications and mobile computing, medical technology, robotics, advanced software/hardware systems, as well as database-driven consumer platforms, information technology infrastructure, digital media, life sciences, etc. 
HQCambridge, US
Size (employees)120 (est)+37%
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
General Catalyst was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Cambridge, US

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Key People/Management at General Catalyst

David Fialkow

David Fialkow

Co-founder and Managing Director
Nick Vlahos

Nick Vlahos

CEO, the Honest Company
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, the Honest Company
Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh Shah

Co-Founder & CEO
Brian Lee

Brian Lee

Co-Founder, the Honest Company
Sid Sijbrandij

Sid Sijbrandij

Co-Founder & CEO
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General Catalyst Office Locations

General Catalyst has offices in Cambridge, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco
Cambridge, US (HQ)
20 University Rd 4th Floor
New York, US
434 Broadway Sixth Floor
Palo Alto, US
564 University Ave
San Francisco, US
2 S Park St #100, San Francisco
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General Catalyst News and Updates

Collective, a future of work startup, persuaded famed investor General Catalyst to back its $8.65 million round without seeing a pitch deck

Summary List Placement The coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the extent to which freelancers and small business owners make up the US economy. It's estimated that freelancers make up 36% of the US workforce, contributing some $1.2 trillion to the economy annually. COVID-19 is accel…

Partners at Sequoia, GGV, General Catalyst and Greylock join Valence’s VC initiative for Black founders

The new, Los Angeles-based online professional network for Black talent, Valence, has launched a new initiative called the Valence Funding Network to link Black entrepreneurs with top partners at firms including Accel, Sequoia, GGV, First Round Capital, Bessemer Ventures, Greylock, Upfront Ventures,…

Teooh virtual gathering platform raises more funding from Spark Capital, General Catalyst

Teooh Inc., an avatar-based mobile app virtual gathering platform, today announced that its total funding has reached $4.5 million with further participation from Spark Capital and General Catalyst. The announcement follows the initial beta launch of the platform in April. Teooh’s platform operates…

Here's an exclusive look at the pitch deck VR events startup Teooh used to raise $2 million from General Catalyst after growing more than 2000% during COVID-19

London-based virtual reality events startup Teooh has raised an additional $2 million in venture funding after claiming strong growth through lockdown. Founded in 2018 by Don Stein and virtual reality game developer Jon Hibbins, Teooh now has hosted more than 6000 events on its platform where user…

Despite economy, General Catalyst announces $2.3 billion in commitments across three funds

General Catalyst, the 20-year-old venture firm that has been bulking up in recent years, announced this morning that it has secured $2.3 billion in capital commitments across three funds: a $600 million early-stage fund, a $1 billion growth fund for companies with $10 million-plus in annual revenue …

Venture Capital Firm General Catalyst Raises $2.3 Billion Amid Coronavirus Crisis.

The Covid-19 pandemic, and the social isolation required to fight its spread, has released a torrent of uncertainty on the investing world as much of the economy shutters, millions shelter in place, and travel halts. Still, throughout this calamity, venture firms continue to invest and fundraise.
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General Catalyst Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was General Catalyst founded?

    General Catalyst was founded in 2000.

  • Who are General Catalyst key executives?

    General Catalyst's key executives are David Fialkow, Nick Vlahos and Jessica Alba.

  • How many employees does General Catalyst have?

    General Catalyst has 120 employees.

  • Where is General Catalyst headquarters?

    General Catalyst headquarters is located at 20 University Rd 4th Floor, Cambridge.

  • Where are General Catalyst offices?

    General Catalyst has offices in Cambridge, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

  • How many offices does General Catalyst have?

    General Catalyst has 4 offices.