|Colgate University, Graduate|
|Colgate University, BA|
|Boston College Law School, JD|
As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, David invests in both new and existing technology businesses. Areas of special interest include: consumer services; security/defense; and travel. David and General Catalyst co-founded Upromise and David is also a board member of: BBN Technologies; CCP Games; Eons.com; Retail Convergence and ViTrue.
Prior to co-founding General Catalyst Partners, David Fialkow co-founded and operated numerous businesses focused on building applied technology-based platforms and tools for the travel, information services, financial services, specialty retail, and payment processing industries. These businesses include: National Leisure Group, one of the largest leisure travel technology and distribution companies in the U.S.; Alliance Development Group (sold to MyPoints.com), a company that creates enhancement and loyalty programs; Retail Growth ATM Systems (sold to PNC Bank), a national ATM and interactive network provider; 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 and owner of the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Airport duty-free stores.
David is a former associate of Thomas H. Lee Company and U.S. Venture Partners. He is a member of the MIT Leadership Center Advisory Council and serves on several non-profit boards, including: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, New England Chapter; Facing History and Ourselves; The Steppingstone Foundation; The Pan-Mass Challenge; and The Boys and Girls Club of Boston. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School.