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.””

As a Managing Director at GC, Hemant concentrates on early-stage technology companies.  Hemant’s selected investments include Fractyl, Fundbox, Gridco SystemsHighfiveLivongo HealthSand9SnapChatStripeSynapDxTuneInVirtual Instruments, and ZenPayroll. He is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office.

General Catalyst recently introduced the GC Stripe Platform Fund, a program in which GC plans to invest $10 million in venture capital for market-changing businesses and applications built on the Stripe Connect platform.

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. 

Hemant 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