Hemant Taneja


““It’s a privilege to work with entrepreneurs that want to make a difference in society. I try to bring a patient and long term perspective when I get involved.””

Prior to joining General Catalyst Partners, Hemant Taneja was founder & CEO of Isovia, Inc., a company that he co-founded in 1999, while pursuing his doctoral work at MIT.  Isovia merged with JP Mobile in 2002, and was subsequently acquired by Good Technology in 2005. 

As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Hemant concentrates on early-stage technology companies. Hemant’s selected investments include FractylGridco SystemsHighfive, Livongo Health, Sand9, SnapChatStripeSynapDxTuneInVirtual Instruments, and ZenPayroll. He is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office.

He also is a board member of Advanced Energy Economy (Co-founder and Board Chair), Center for Effective Global Action (Adviser) and Khan Academy (Adviser). 

Hemant is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning an M.S. in Operations Research, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and a B.S. in Biology & Biomedical Engineering.

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Hemant Taneja
Managing Director