Primary Role
Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners
Colgate University, Hamilton

Person Details


Prior to co-founding General Catalyst Partners, David Fialkow (with Joel Cutler) co-founded and operated numerous businesses focused on building applied technology-based platforms and tools for the travel, financial services, specialty retail, and payment processing industries.

These businesses included: National Leisure Group (one of the largest travel technology companies in the U.S.; Alliance Development Group (sold to; Retail Growth ATM Systems (sold to PNC Bank) and Starboard Cruise Services (sold to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc.), the operator of more than 300 duty-free retail stores on 100 cruise ships. David is a former associate of Thomas H. Lee Company and U.S. Venture Partners.

As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, David focuses on investments in both early-stage and through the General Catalyst XIR platform. He is based in the firm’s Cambridge office.He is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School.

Board Memberships: General Catalyst: CoachUp, Datalogix, Oceans Healthcare, and Verne Global; Former board member of Grain Communications Group, BBN Technologies (acquired by Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) in October 2009), CLEAResult (acquired by General Atlantic in July 2013), Retail Convergence (acquired by GSI Commerce (NASDAQ: GSIC) in November 2009) and Vitrue (acquired by Oracle in June 2012; Neil and GC co-founded the company)

Non-profit Board Memberships: Facing History and Ourselves, The Pan-Mass Challenge, The Boys and Girls Club of Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital ,Debate Mate

Advisory Roles (12)