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Kyle Doherty

“There’s both an art and a science to building a transformative company. When you’re able to strike the right balance between the two, there’s no such thing as ‘cannot be done.’”

In the technology industry, every day holds the promise of working with intelligent people that challenge themselves and those around them to think even bigger than we thought possible. Ambition can never be underestimated. At General Catalyst, I look forward to partnering with founders and senior leaders who are both intellectually curious and highly motivated to tackle large, greenfield opportunities in internet, software and beyond.

I began my career as an equity analyst immersed in the growth possibilities for tech companies that were already valued at tens of billions of dollars. While challenging, it wasn’t quite capturing the entrepreneurial energy that was driving much of the innovation happening in the economy. A business degree later, I had my first opportunity in venture on storied Sand Hill Road working at Morgenthaler where I focused on consumer internet investments. From there, I flexed my entrepreneurial muscle and joined Coatue Management where I helped conceive and launch their private investment practice. Over the course of five years, I helped oversee rapid growth on the West Coast from a team of two into a leading private technology investment platform.

Previous experience working with companies ranging from the smallest to the largest has given me a wholly unique perspective of the technology landscape. Whether it’s two developers and a dog in a Palo Alto garage or a scaled social networking platform with billions in revenue, I can help founders and executives move their businesses forward.

Originally from the Boston area, I studied economics and finance at MIT and went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. I’ve stayed true to my hometown roots and remain a big fan of the Celtics and the Patriots. On quiet, non-game weekends, I can be found hiking the great Bay Area vistas with my wife and border collie, Brady.


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