General Catalyst Founded 2000
Founders Bill Fitzgerald David Fialkow David Orfao Joel Cutler
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Total investments 25
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$26M
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 1.19
Lead investments 16
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits -
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Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed
Areas of investment
Consumer
Enterprise
Mobile
Venture Capital
Summary

General Catalyst is the famous VC, which was founded in 2000. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Cambridge.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this General Catalyst performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The fund is constantly included in 25-48 deals per year. When the investment is from General Catalyst the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the General Catalyst, startups are often financed by Sapphire Ventures, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Dharmesh Shah. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Social Capital, Lowercase Capital, Kodiak Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Lux Capital, Goldman Sachs, Forerunner Ventures.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Health Care, E-Commerce. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Snap, Airbnb, Stripe Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The fund was created by Bill Fitzgerald, David Fialkow, David Orfao, Joel Cutler. The overall number of key employees were 13.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Tidelift
Developer Platform
Information Technology
Software
Series B
25M07 Jan 2019 United Kingdom, Boston
Fundbox
B2B
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
Software
Series B
50M10 Sep 2015 Panama, San Francisco
Fundbox
B2B
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
Software
Series B
40M19 Mar 2015 Panama, San Francisco
Ostrovok.ru
E-Commerce Platforms
Internet
Internet of Things
Online Portals
Travel
Venture - Series Unknown
13M13 Jul 2011 Russia, Moscow
PathAI
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Series B
60M17 Apr 2019 United Kingdom, Boston
PhyFlex Networks
Communication Hardware
Network Hardware
Web Hosting
Series B
16M15 Nov 2002
Preempt Security
Cyber Security
Network Security
Security
Series A
8M21 Apr 2016 Panama, San Francisco
PhotoShelter
Advertising
E-Commerce
Internet
Photography
Series A
4M16 Apr 2007 United States, New York
MinIO
Big Data
Cloud Storage
Data Center
Internet
Open Source
Software
Seed
3M17 Jun 2015 United States, Palo Alto
MovingHealth
Health Care
Therapeutics
Web Browsers
Seed
1M15 Mar 2007 United Kingdom, Cambridge
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