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General Catalyst

General Catalyst

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts,

Stage

  • Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Type

Description

General Catalyst is a venture capital firm that provides early-stage and growth equity investments. The company provides ongoing momentum that accelerates ideas, careers, and companies toward standout success.

Mission

Investing in powerful, positive change that endures

We believe that the most successful, next-generation companies will increasingly align with new societal values. By embracing responsible innovation at the earliest stages of company building, and by bringing it to the forefront of decision-making at every stage, founders will build truly enduring companies that compound over time.

Beauty Investments #

  • 1

Primary Sector

Beauty Exits #

Last Beauty Invest

  • Sep 8, 2021 Series B – Beauty Pie $100M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Contact press@generalcatalyst.com

Criteria

We know what it takes to get companies off the ground (we’ve been there ourselves). The Ignition strategy allows us to lean into our early investing roots, helping founders turn ideas into businesses and supporting emerging companies from the beginning stages. Seed Stage
We back first-time and experienced founders, as well as nascent teams, with Seed Stage investments typically range from $500K to $2M Early Stage
Our Early Stage practice supports companies at the Series A and Series B stages who are focused on new themes and industries ripe for change.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $97K to $6.5B

Education
  • No Mention
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 1291
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IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Innovate Intentionally

Advance Inclusive Prosperity

Advance Inclusive Prosperity

Operate with Accountability & Transparency

Build Sustainably

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

2.95/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 16.42%
Beauty Investments #
  • 1

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Sep 8, 2021 Series B – Beauty Pie $100M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Hemant Taneja

Title

CEO & Managing Director

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

JUMP CONCLUSION

General Catalyst focuses on early-stage and growth equity investments in the technology sector, notably in software, AI, and healthcare, with a broad geographic reach spanning the US, UK, India, and beyond. They prefer to participate alongside other investors rather than lead funding rounds. Industries of interest include cybersecurity, generative AI, health diagnostics, and fintech, targeting innovative companies poised to disrupt or enhance their fields. Future investments are likely to target tech startups, particularly in AI, SaaS, and healthcare, with clear growth potential and alignment with digital transformation trends.

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