Nitesh Banta

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Nitesh is a Principal at General Catalyst Partners, where he focuses on investments in early-stage technology businesses. His areas of special interest include consumer services, enterprise IT, new media and e-commerce. He is currently active on the boards of Abine, BigCommerce, CoachUp, Handybook and Locu. Nitesh is also a co-founder of Rough Draft Ventures, an early-stage fund that invests in student entrepreneurs in the Boston area.  He is based in the firm’s Cambridge office.

Before joining GC, Nitesh was on the founding team of Getaround, a peer-to-peer car sharing company and was the founder and CEO of Summer Workation, a social enterprise matching teachers with enriching summer opportunities. Nitesh previously worked on a number of education and business strategy consulting cases as an associate at The Parthenon Group. Prior to that he worked with the Customer Insights and Business Analytics team at Google.

Nitesh is a graduate of Harvard University, earning a B.A. in Social Studies and Singularity University.

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