Before joining General Catalyst Partners, Neil Sequeira held positions at Time Warner where he was most recently Managing Director, Technology for Time Warner Investments, formerly AOL Time Warner Ventures, the early stage private investment vehicle for the world’s largest media company at the time. During his four years at Time Warner, Neil worked closely with various operating groups including AOL, HBO, Time Inc., Time Warner Cable, Turner and Warner Brothers to identify business development and investment opportunities. Neil sourced, led and was a board director or observer for several of the companies within the Time Warner Investments portfolio including: Arroyo Video Solutions (CSCO), BigBand Networks (BBND/ARRS), Entropic (ENTR), Goldpocket Interactive (ERIC), N2Broadband (ERIC) and Everyday Health.
Previously, Neil led Mergers and Acquisitions for CMGI, a diversified technology operating company and venture capital firm. While at CMGI, he worked on a variety of acquisitions and investments in software, media and networking infrastructure, and was actively involved with CMGI companies including Alta Vista (YHOO), Engage, and NaviSite (TWC). Previously, he was with Goldman Sachs & Co. and was a senior consultant with Accenture, where he managed project teams on technology-focused strategic and process initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Neil was an early employee at Goldenvoice Presents, a diversified media company that manages artists, is a major concert promoter and created Coachella which has since become one of the largest concert festivals in the world. The company was acquired by AEG. He was also a contributor to the founding of OpenRatings (DNB), a venture backed software start-up based in Boston. He has spoken at numerous media and venture capital conferences and is a judge for the Harvard, MIT and Wharton Business Plan Competitions.
As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Neil invests in both new and existing technology businesses. His areas of special interest include: Internet and new media; software; commerce; and network infrastructure. He is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office.
Neil is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning a B.A. in Business/Economics, and Harvard Business School, where he received an M.B.A.
- General Catalyst: Cozy, DECA, Elemental Technologies, Flite, Highwinds Network Group, Listia, NatureBox, Plum District, The Honest Company, This Technology, StyleSaint, and Vostu. Board Observer for RAMP and Visible Measures. Former Board Member on Boxee (acquired by Samsung in July 2013), Tremor Video (NYSE: TRMR), and Vitrue (acquired by Oracle in June 2012; Neil and GC co-founded the company). Former Board Observer for Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook in August 2010).