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Managing Director @
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5 Investments in 3 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
Website:
http://www.generalcatalyst.com/team/niko-bonatsos
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Niko has been with General Catalyst Partners for 5 years and loves investing early in:

a. Consumer products and services that upon launch are perceived as stupid, funny, annoying, controversial, maybe insulting and disruptive by most people. His portfolio includes companies like Chatous/Kiwi and Snapchat. b. Consumer products and services that streamline existing cumbersome workflows. Technology exists to make our lives better. Combine this with a hot & huge market and billion dollar companies can be created. Niko's portfolio companies include ClassDojo and Livongo Health.

Niko is thrilled to have led, co-led, sourced and/or be closely involved as an advisor or board observer with Chatous/Kiwi (board director), ClassDojo, Hammer & Chisel, Livongo Health (board director), Paribus, PumpUp, RealtyShares, Snapchat, tunein as well as most of General Catalyst's seed portfolio companies.

Niko doesn’t mind if you weren’t born in the U.S. or if your accent sounds funny – his does for sure. He also doesn't care whether you went to Stanford or you’re a domain expert yet. Niko believes that talent is universal, even if opportunity is not.

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Investments (5)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2016$49.5M / Series C
Aug, 2015$16M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2014$10M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2014$10M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment

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