General Catalyst

Founded 2000
Founders David Fialkow David Orfao Joel Cutler

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Total investments 716
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$33M
Portfolio companies 505
Rounds per year 34.10
Lead investments 192
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.42
Exits 132
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Health Care
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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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Press Sports App

Apps
Social
Sports
1
$1M07 Sep 2021 United States, Atlanta

Wanderlog

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

Eight Sleep

Consumer Electronics
Health Care
Product Design
Wellness
1
$86M30 Aug 2021 United States, New York

Overjet

Artificial Intelligence
Dental
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Health Diagnostics
Software
1
$27M26 Aug 2021 United States, Cambridge

Fig

Apps
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Information Technology
Software
1
$2M25 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Breathe Well-being

Fitness
Health Care
Wellness
1
$5M24 Aug 2021 India, New Delhi

MobileCoin

Cryptocurrency
FinTech
Mobile
Payments
1
$66M18 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Morty

Events
Software
1
$1M16 Aug 2021 United States, Los Angeles

Athelas

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
1
$72M10 Aug 2021 United States, Mountain View
News
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.

Zerigo Health Raises $43 Million in Series B Funding to Drive Adoption of the Industry’s Only Connected Light Therapy Solution to Treat Chronic Skin Conditions

– Zerigo Health announced a $43m Series B investment led by 7wireVentures, joined by General Catalyst, Dragoneer, Cigna Ventures, Leverage Health Solutions, and Leaps by Bayer.
– The round also included participation by existing investors including SV Health Investors, H.I.G. Capital, and Bluestem Capital.
– This round will allow Zerigo Health to respond to the increasing demand for its innovative connected chronic skin condition solution for the over 40 million Americans living with psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema.
– Glen Tullman, Managing Partner of 7wireVentures, former Founder and CEO of Livongo, and Chief Executive Officer of Transcarent, will join as Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors.

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