Larry Bohn


“From toggling a bootstrap program into an 8bit computer, to instantly connecting with friends through Twitter and Facebook, I've been fascinated by advances in computer software that change the world. I gravitate toward young entrepreneurs who have 'over the horizon radar,' who see how technology disrupts existing markets and creates game-changing business opportunities.”

Prior to joining General Catalyst Partners, Larry Bohn was the Chairman, President and CEO of NetGenesis, a market leading software and analytic solutions provider.  Larry led NetGenesis from 1997 to 2001, overseeing the company’s business, product strategy and direction.  During this time, NetGenesis was a two-time Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 award winner and was included among the Inc 500.  In February 2000, Larry took the company public and in December 2001, NetGenesis was acquired by SPSS, Inc. During his leadership from 1997 through 2001, NetGenesis’ annual revenues grew from approximately $1 million to $28 million, and the number of its employees increased from approximately 20 to 300.

Prior to his role as Chairman, President and CEO of NetGenesis, Larry was President of PC DOCS, Inc., a leading developer of document management software for enterprise networks. He also led the company's highly successful public offering. During his leadership from 1994 through 1997, PC DOCS’ annual revenues grew from approximately $6 million to $50 million, and the number of its employees increased from approximately 80 to 300. 

Prior to joining PC DOCS, Larry was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Interleaf, Inc. (LEAF), where he defined and implemented the corporate strategy that put its electronic publishing solutions in a top market position and helped grow the business to more than $120 million in annual revenues. 

As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Larry invests in both new and existing technology businesses.  His areas of special interest include open source, cloud-based computing, advanced software/hardware systems and SaaS business models.  Larry’s selected investments include Airbrite, AltiscaleBigCommerceBlack Duck Software, Demandware (NYSE: DWRE), GoodDataHubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), KenshoL2Optaros, ownCloud, Visible Measures, and Yottaa. Larry’s past investments include Optaros (acquired by MRM Worldwide in November 2014), Venetica (acquired by IBM in October 2004) and Locu (acquired by GoDaddy in August 2013). He is based in the firm’s Cambridge office.

Larry has been a board member and advisor to a number of private technology companies, including Enigma, Metreo, and Bidder’s Edge.  He is also a founder and the first president of OASIS, the industry consortium that regulates XML industry standards.  Larry is an honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds a masters of arts degree in Linguistics from Clark University.

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Larry Bohn
Managing Director