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Websitegeneralcatyst.com
Twitter@htaneja
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Birthdate2/24/75

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), ME 1999
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MS 1999
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS 1997
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS 1997
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS 1997
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Hemant Taneja

Prior to joining General Catalyst Partners, Hemant Taneja was founder & CEO of Isovia, Inc., a company that he co-founded in 1999. Isovia merged with JP Mobile in 2002, and was subsequently acquired by Good Technology in 2005.

As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Hemant concentrates on early-stage technology companies. He is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office.

Hemant is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning an M.S. in Operations Research, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and a B.S. in Biology & Biomedical Engineering.

Board Memberships: ARC Energy, DC Devices, Gridco Systems, Highfive, Sand9, Stripe, TuneIn, Virtual Instruments, and ZenPayroll.

Other Investments: Class Dojo, CyPhy Works, Flightcar, Fractyl Laboratories, Snapchat

Former Investments: CLEAResult (acquired by General Atlantic in June 2013), Humedica (acquired by United Health in January 2013), Hunch (acquired by eBay in November 2011), m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign in May 2006), Push (acquired by MobileIron in October 2012), and SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee/Intel in April 2006)

Non-profit Board Memberships: Advanced Energy Economy (Co-founder and Board Chair) Center for Effective Global Action (Adviser) Khan Academy (Adviser)

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