Niko is a Principal at General Catalyst Partners, where focuses on investments in IT (mobile, education technology, consumerized IT business applications & consumer health) as well as seed-stage opportunities with an outlier potential. Niko is particularly interested in working with first time founders, who have a strong perspective about solving big problems their way and most people find it hard to understand them. He has been closely involved with the firm’s investments in ClassDojo, FlightCar, Hey, Listia, Snapchat, TuneIn, and is a board observer for PumpUp. Niko is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office.
Concurrent with his academic career, Niko worked on lean manufacturing for Yokogawa Electric Corp, biomedical signal processing at Harvard Medical School/MGH, cloud computing at Stanford University and as a founding team member of myLinkpower, a social networking start-up. Niko is a graduate of Stanford University, earning an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering as a Fulbright Scholar; the University of Cambridge, earning an M.Phil. in Manufacturing Engineering and Management; and the National Technical University of Athens, earning an engineer’s degree (Dipl.-Ing) in Electrical and Computer Engineering.