David Fialkow

Co-Founder & Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Mr. Fialkow is a Managing Director of General Catalyst, a venture capital firm with offices in Boston, New York, and Silicon Valley, with approximately $5 billion in total capital raised. He co-founded the firm in 2000. His focus areas include travel, health and wellness, financial services, and e-commerce. His portfolio of investment includes Catalant, CLEAResult (acquired by General Atlantic), Datalogix (acquired by Oracle), Datto, Index, OGSystems, Outdoor Voices, TrueMotion, and Virtue (acquired by Oracle). Mr. Fialkow sits on boards of various not-for-profit entities, including MIT’s School of Engineering and Facing Ourselves. He has raised millions of dollars to support children’s programs by biking, running, climbing, and rowing. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Pan-Mass Challenge, which has raised over $650 million for cancer research to date. Mr. Fialkow and his wife Nina also produce documentary films focused on social justice, several of which have premiered at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. He is a producer of the documentary Icarus, which earned the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Mr. Fialkow holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.

Mr. Fialkow has extensive entrepreneurial, operational, senior management, and board-level experience, including in the areas of venture capital, technology, consumer marketing, specialty retail, and corporate governance. He has served as a member of our Nominating/Governance Committee since May 2018 and the Committee’s Chair since May 2019.