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Natalie Bartlett

“Founders are committed to a journey that advances their own intellectual curiosities. It is both admirable and inspiring, as it is the best learning one could ever imagine.”

I have had the good fortune of working with founders in multiple capacities: as part of a four-person start-up team at Socrative (acquired by MasteryConnect), as a student investor with Rough Draft Ventures, and as a platform manager at venture capital companies on both coasts where I focused on building strategic partnerships and scaling portfolio resources.

Helping young companies grow is a natural extension of my graduate work in technology and innovation at Harvard. When I began working with the Rough Draft Ventures team, I identified the needs common to our student founders and developed the infrastructure to support our student teams, as well as the university entrepreneurship ecosystem.

At General Catalyst, I look forward to supporting Rough Draft Ventures’ founders who are developing new tools that create increased productivity and cohesiveness among industries. This is an area where technology and learning can intersect at deeper levels, to break down industry silos and increase collaboration for both individuals and organizations.

My background includes directing the inaugural Mobile First Summits in 2014 and 2015 and leadership roles at Women in Wireless, a non-profit that aims to develop female leaders in technology. These inspiring examples left an early, strong impression on me regarding the impact women are capable of making in the tech world, and I am bringing this advocacy with me to General Catalyst.

Before getting my Masters degree in Technology and Innovation at Harvard, I earned my degree in Communication, Behavior, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Away from work, you might find me in a yoga class, a lap pool, reading biographies and other non-fiction writing, or traveling with family and friends.