General Catalyst Partners

Investor - Venture Capital

Overview

General Catalyst Partners invests in early stage and growth stage companies in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Country: United States

Founded: 2000

Headquarters: Cambridge, MA

Investment Strategy

Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia

Sector Focus

  • Funding Platforms
  • Institutional Investments and Trading
  • WealthTech
  • RegTech
  • Payments and Remittances
  • Infrastructure and Enterprise Software
  • Data and Analytics
  • Real Estate

Investment Stage

  • Seed
  • Early Stage Venture
  • Growth Stage
  • Series A
  • Series B
  • Series C
  • Series D

Summary

General Catalyst Partners invests in early stage and growth stage companies with entrepreneurs who they believe in. They provide the momentum needed to accelerate companies toward success. To help the companies they invest in grow, General Catalyst Partners offers mentorship on deep experience and a bond of trust. They share a passion with all of their portfolio companies and strive to work with them to make a difference.

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Investments

Date

Name

Size

Round

Co-Investors

Sector

Country

December 2016

Lemonade

$34m

Series B

Aleph, GV, Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, Tusk Ventures, XL Innovate

InsureTech

United States

November 2016

Stripe

$150m

Series D

CapitalG, Sequoia Capital, Hemant Taneja

Payments and Remittances

United States

November 2016

Zugata

$7m

Series A

Canaan Partners, Redpoint

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

September 2016

Contrast Security

$16m

Series B

Steve Herrod, Acero Capital, John Thompson, Paul Sagan, Ron Gula

RegTech

United States

August 2016

Cozy

$8.5m

Series B

American Family Ventures, Daniel Curran, Galvanize Ventures, IT-Farm, Jason Calacanis, Seven Peaks Ventures, Social Capital, Stewart Butterfield

Real Estate

United States

June 2016

Circle

$60m

Series D

IDG Capital Partners, Baidu, Breyer Capital, China Everbright Investment Management, China International Capital Corporation Alpha, CreditEase, Fenbushi Capital, Glenn Hutchins, Sam Palmisano, David Orfao

WealthTech

Ireland {Republic}

June 2016

Digit

$22.5m

Series B

Ribbit Capital, Hemant Taneja

WealthTech

United States

May 2016

ThoughtSpot

$50m

Series C

Geodesic Capital, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Quentin Clark

Data and Analytics

United States

April 2016

Preempt Security

$8m

Series A

Mickey Boodaei, Paul Sagan, Rakesh K. Loonkar

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

April 2016

RiskRecon

$3m

Seed

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

February 2016

RealtyShares

$20m

Series B

Union Square Ventures, Menlo Ventures

Funding Platforms

United States

February 2016

Oscar

$400m

Private Equity

Fidelity Investments, CapitalG, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Ping An Ventures, Thrive Capital, Joel Cutler

InsureTech

United States

December 2015

Payable

undisclosed

Venture

Payments and Remittances

United States

December 2015

Gusto

$75m

Series B

CapitalG, Hemant Taneja, Obvious Ventures, Slow ventures, WME Ventures

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

November 2015

ClearSky Data

$27m

Series B

Polaris Partners, Akamai Technologies, Highland Capital Partners, David Orfao

Data and Analytics

United States

October 2015

Seed

$5m

Venture

Aaron Levie, Cota Capital, CrunchFund, Cyan Banister, Dalton Caldwell, Fred Ehrsam, Jeremy Stoppelman, Joe Lonsdale, John Bautista, Jonathan Abrams, Joshua Reeves, Jude Gomila, Max Mullen, Michael Seibel, Mission and Market, Oliver fross, Orrick Venture Fund, Paul Buchheit, Paul Graham, Pear, Scott Banister, SV Angel, Tomer London, Y Combinator

WealthTech

United States

October 2015

Zugata

$3.2m

Seed

Formation 8, Redpoint

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

September 2015

Fundbox

$55m

Series B

Spark Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Blumberg Capital, Entree capital, FJ Labs, Khosla Ventures, Omidyar Technology Ventures, Schlomo Kramer, Sound Ventures, Hemant Taneja

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

August 2015

Cozy

$3.37m

Series A

Seven Peaks Ventures, Daniel Curran, Galvanize Ventures, IT-Farm, Jason Calacanis, Social Capital, Stewart Butterfield

Real Estate

United States

August 2015

Payable

$2.1m

Seed

Freestyle Capital, Frontier Tech Ventures, Haystack, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Moment Ventures, Redpoint, Rick Marini, Sherpa Capital, Y Combinator

Payments and Remittances

United States

July 2015

Continuum Analytics

$24m

Series A

BuildGroup, Donald Fischer

Data and Analytics

United States

June 2015

Tesora

$4.5m

Series B

Rho Canada ventures, Converge Venture Partners, PJC

RegTech

United States

June 2015

Digit

$11.3m

Series A

Hemant Taneja, Baseline Ventures, Financial Solutions Lab, GV, Hans Morris

WealthTech

United States

June 2015

Menlo Security

$25m

Series B

Sutter Hill Ventures, Engineering Capital, Osage University Partners, Steve Herrod

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

April 2015

Circle

$50m

Series C

BoomStartup, Accel Partners, Goldman Sachs, Breyer Capital, Digital Currency Group, Fenway Summer Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, Pantera Capital, David Orfao

WealthTech

Ireland {Republic}

April 2015

Illumio

$100m

Series C

BlackRock, Accel Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Andreessen Hrorwitz, Data Collective, Formation 8, Harmony Partners, John Thompson, Kyle Widrick, Marc Benioff, Valor Capital Group, Steve Herrod

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

April 2015

RealtyShares

$10m

Series A

Menlo Ventures

Funding Platforms

United States

April 2015

Gusto

$60m

Series B

CapitalG, Altimeter Capital, Designer Fund, Emergence Capital Partners, Glynn Capital Management, GV, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Pivot Investment Partners, Ribbit Capital, Hemant Taneja

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

March 2015

Cadre

$18.3m

Series A

Founders Fund, Joel Cutler, Kevin Colleran, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Sherpa Capital, Slow Ventures, Thrive Capital, Joel Cutler

Institutional Investments and Trading

United States

March 2015

Fundbox

$40m

Series B

Hemant Taneja, Blumberg Capital, Khosla Ventures, LionBird, Nyca Partners, Philippe Suchet, Shlomo Kramer

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

March 2015

Alation

$9m

Series A

Costanoa Venture Capital, Data Collective, Andreessen Hrowitz, Bloomberg Beta

Data and Analytics

United States

December 2014

Stripe

$70m

Series C

Thrive Capital, Designer Fund, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Hemant Taneja

Payments and Remittances

United States

November 2014

Altiscale

$30m

Series B

Northgate Capital, Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, Wildcat Venture Partners, Larry Bohn

Data and Analytics

United States

November 2014

BigCommerce

$50m

Series D

SoftBank Capital, American Express, Revolution, Telstra Ventures, Larry Bohn

Payments and Remittances

United States

November 2014

Menlo Security

$10.5m

Series A

Osage University Partners, Steve Herrod

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

October 2014

Abacus Labs

$3.5m

Seed

Bessemer Venture Partners, CrunchFund, FundersClub, GV, Homebrew, Jeff Epstein, John Collison, Joshua Reeves, Lunch Van Fund, Patrick Collison, QueensBridge Venture Partners, Sherpalo Ventures, Sumon Sadhu

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

September 2014

Ping Identity Corporation

$35m

Series G

KKR & Co, Appian Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sapphire Venture, TenEleven Ventures, Triangle Peak Partners, Volition Capital, W Capital Partners, David Orfao

RegTech

United States

September 2014

GoodData

$27.5m

Series E

Intel Capital, Almaz, Andreessen Horowitz, Danhua Capital, Next World Capital, Pharus Capital Management, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS, Larry Bohn

Data and Analytics

United States

September 2014

Black Duck Software

$20m

Series F

Flagship Ventures, Intel Capital, Red Hat, SAP, Sapphire Ventures, Split Rock Partners, Volition Capital, Larry Bohn

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United Kingdom

May 2014

Oscar

$80m

Series B

Formation 8, Breyer Capital, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Stanley Druckenmiller, Thrive Capital, Velos Partners, Joel Cutler

InsureTech

United States

April 2014

RealtyShares

$1.9m

Venture

Greg Framke, Savneet Singh, Tilden Capital

Funding Platforms

United States

March 2014

Circle

$17m

Series B

Breyer Capital, Digital Currency Group, Fenway Summer Ventures, Leonard Schrank, Michele Burns, Oak Investment Partners, Pantera Capital, David Orfao

WealthTech

Ireland {Republic}

March 2014

ownCloud

$6.3m

Series A

Larry Bohn, Converge Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, Jay Batson

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

February 2014

Gusto

$20m

Series A

Hemant Taneja, AFSquare, Designer Fund, Jeff Seibert, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Obvious Ventures, Pivot Investment Partners, Wayne Chang

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

January 2014

ClearSky Data

$12m

Series A

David Orfao, Highland Capital Partners

Data and Analytics

United States

January 2014

Oscar

$30m

Series A

Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Thrive Capital, Joel Cutler

InsureTech

United States

October 2013

Circle

$9m

Series A

David Orfao, Jim Breyer

WealthTech

Ireland {Republic}

September 2013

Illumio

$34.5m

Series B

Steve Herrod, Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, InstantScale Ventures

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

September 2013

Clarabridge

$80m

Venture

Larry Bohn, Yuchun Lee, Summit Partners

Data and Analytics

United States

September 2013

Paydiant

$15m

Series C

John Simon, North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity, Capital One Growth Ventures, Stage 1 Ventures, West Capital Advisors

Payments and Remittances

United States

July 2013

Oscar

$40m

Series A

Thrive Capital, BoxGroup, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, Joel Cutler

InsureTech

United States

July 2013

Ping Identity Corporation

$44m

Series F

DFJ Growth, W Capital Partners, Appian Ventures, Avista Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sapphire Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Triangle Peak Partners, David Orfao

RegTech

United States

June 2013

Altiscale

$12m

Series A

Larry Bohn, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, AME Cloud Ventures

Data and Analytics

United States

April 2013

Tesora

$5.7m

Series A

Donald Fischer, Converge Partners, Jit Saxena, LaunchCapital, PJC

RegTech

United States

November 2012

ownCloud

$2.5m

Venture

Larry Bohn, Converge Venture Partners

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

October 2012

FundersClub

$6.5m

Seed

First Round, Aaron Levie, Adam Draper, Andreessen Horowitz, Bobby Yazdani, Chris Dixon, Dan Rose, Digital Garage, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Farzad (Zod) Nazem, Felicis Ventures, FundersClub, GVA, Intel Capital, Jack Abraham, Kevin Henrikson, Michael Saunders, Netprice Partners, Pejman Nozad, Plug and Play, Signatures Capital, Spark Capital, SV Angel, Tim Draper, Western technology Investment, Y Combinator

Institutional Investments and Trading

United States

October 2012

Tesora

$1m

Seed

Donald Fischer, Larry Bohn

RegTech

United States

September 2012

Virtual Instruments Corporation

$27.5m

Series D

Hemant Taneja, Jeff Parks, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Next World Capital, Sean McArthur

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

September 2012

BigCommerce

$20m

Series B

Larry Bohn, FLOODGATE

Payments and Remittances

United States

July 2012

GoodData

$25m

Series C

Tenaya Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Eight Roads Ventures, Next World Capital, Windcrest Partners, Larry Bohn

Data and Analytics

United States

July 2012

Paydiant

$12m

Series B

Stage 1 Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity, Sands Capital Ventures, John Simon

Payments and Remittances

United States

July 2012

Stripe

$20m

Series B

Hemant Taneja, Aaron Levie, Chris Dixon, Elad Gil, Peter Thiel, Redpoint, Sequoia Capital

Payments and Remittances

United States

October 2011

Black Duck Software

$12m

Series E

Split Rock Partners, Flagship Ventures, Focus Ventures, Intel Capital, Red Hat, SAP, Sapphire Ventures, Volition Capital, Larry Bohn

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United Kingdom

September 2011

AI Exchange

$1.5m

Venture

Converge Venture Partners, Founder Collective, LaunchCapital

WealthTech

United States

August 2011

GoodData

$15m

Series B

Andreessen Horowitz, Eight Roads Ventures, Windcrest Partners, Larry Bohn

Data and Anlaytics

United States

August 2011

BigCommerce

$15m

Series A

Larry Bohn

Payments and Remittances

United States

June 2011

Ping Identity Corporation

$21m

Series D

Silicon Valley Bank, Triangle Peak Partners, Appian Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sapphire Ventures

RegTech

United States

February 2011

Paydiant

$7.6m

Series A

John Simon, North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity

Payments and Remittances

United States

July 2010

GoodData

$6.5m

Series A

Andreessen Horowitz, Eight Roads ventures, Windcrest Partners, Larry Bohn

Data and Analytics

United States

October 2009

GoodData

$2.5m

Seed

Andreessen Horowitz, Larry Bohn

Data and Analytics

United States

April 2009

GoodData

$2.5m

Seed

Ben Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures, Windcrest Partners, Larry Bohn

Data and Analytics

United States

February 2009

Black Duck Software

$5m

Series D

Gold Hill Capital, Fidelity Ventures, Flagship Ventures, Focus Ventures, Intel Capital, Red Hat, SAP, Sapphire Ventures, Volition Capital, Larry Bohn

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United Kingdom

February 2007

Black Duck Software

$12m

Series C

Focus Ventures, Fidelity Ventures, Flagship Ventures, Intel Capital, SAP, Sapphire Ventures, Volition Capital, Larry Bohn

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United Kingdom

October 2006

Ping Identity Corporation

$13m

Series C

Appian Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Fidelity Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, David Orfao

RegTech

United States

January 2006

OnForce

$15m

Series A

David Orfao

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

June 2005

Black Duck Software

$12m

Series B

Fidelity Ventures, Flagship Ventures, Intel Capital, Red Hat, SAP, Sapphire Ventures, Volition Capital, Larry Bohn

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United Kingdom

May 2005

Ping Identity Corporation

$7.5m

Series B

Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Fidelity Ventures, David Orfao

RegTech

United States

July 2004

Black Duck Software

$5m

Series A

Flagship Ventures, Red Hat, Larry Bohn

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United Kingdom

May 2014

IMlogic

$16m

Series C

Crosslink Capital, Goldman Sachs, Kodiak Venture Partners, Venrock

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

April 2014

Ping Identity Corporations

$5.8m

Venture

David Orfao, Fidelity Ventures

RegTech

United States

February 2003

Avaki

$4.2m

Series A

Polaris Partners, Sofinnova Partners

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

January 2003

IMlogic

$14m

Series B

Venrock, Goldman Sachs, Kodiak Venture Partners

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

April 2002

IMlogic

$3.8m

Series A

Kodiak Venture Partners

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

October 2001

Avaki

$10m

Series A

Polaris Partners, Sofinnova Ventures

Infrastructure and Enterprise Software

United States

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Funds Raised

Vintage

Fund Name

Amount

2016

General Catalyst Group VIII Supplemental

$170m

2016

General Catalyst Group VIII

$675m

2014

GC Stripe Platform Fund

$10m

2013

General Catalyst Group VII

$675m

2011

General Catalyst Group VI

$500m

2007

General Catalyst Group V Supplemental

$220m

2007

General Catalyst Group V LP

$500m

2003

General Catalyst Group III

$275m

2005

General Catalyst Group IV

$375m

2001

General Catalyst Group II

$200m

Key Employees

Adam Valkin
Managing Director

Bill Fitzgerald
Managing Director

David Fialkow
Managing Director

Mark Allen
Chief Financial Officer