General Catalyst

Founded 2000
Founders David Fialkow David Orfao Joel Cutler


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Total investments 716
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 505
Rounds per year 34.10
Lead investments 192
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 132
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Health Care

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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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Press Sports App

$1M07 Sep 2021 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


$1M01 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Eight Sleep

Consumer Electronics
Health Care
Product Design
$86M30 Aug 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Health Diagnostics
$27M26 Aug 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Information Technology
$2M25 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Breathe Well-being

Health Care
$5M24 Aug 2021 New Delhi, Delhi, India


$66M18 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$1M16 Aug 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States


Health Care
Life Science
$72M10 Aug 2021 Mountain View, California, United States
Awardco Raises $65M in Series A Funding

– Awardco, a Provo, Utah-based employee rewards and recognition company that builds culture through value-driven recognition, raised $65m in Series A funding.
– This round, which brought Awardco’s valuation to more than $900m, was led by General Catalyst and Ryan Smith, Qualtrics co-founder and Utah Jazz majority owner.
– The new investment will be used to scale Awardco’s product offerings and features.

B12 raises $15.7M to become the Shopify for professional services firms

– B12, a startup that is focused on helping those smaller professional service organizations such as law and accounting firms or mortgage brokerages more easily accept online payments and build a digital presence in general, announced it has raised $15.7m in funding led by Tola Capital.
Breyer Capital, General Catalyst, Naval Ravikant and others also put money in the round, which brings B12’s total funding to $28.1m.


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