Prior to joining General Catalyst Partners, Hemant Taneja was founder & CEO of Isovia, Inc., a company that he co-founded in 1999, while pursuing his doctoral work at MIT. 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. Hemant’s selected investments include Fractyl, Gridco Systems, Highfive, Livongo Health, Sand9, SnapChat, Stripe, SynapDx, TuneIn, Virtual Instruments, and ZenPayroll. 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.