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Adam Valkin

“I have the most fun working with product-oriented founders with an ability to anticipate and facilitate contemporary consumer phenomena while building the brands of the future. My background is strongly international, so I look for opportunities that go beyond borders.”

I invest broadly in consumer Internet and SaaS companies in the US and Europe. I enjoy spending time with founders attempting to fundamentally upgrade the customer experience in large consumer verticals like food, automotive, healthcare, banking & payments, insurance, education, gaming, and fitness. I also look at vertical software companies in these areas that are largely focused on arming the incumbents to do the same. The companies I have been involved with at General Catalyst include Alyce, Bloom & Wild, Brainly, Bustle, Cazoo, CCP (acquired by Pearl Abyss), ClassPass, Deliveroo (LON: ROO), Fundbox, Giphy (acquired by Facebook), Hometap, Hopin, Melio, Monzo, Multiverse, Rapyd, Rebag, Remesh, Ro Health, Shift Technology, Super Evil Megacorp, Tempo, Vroom (NASDAQ: VRM), and WayUp

I have a diverse set of experiences in the technology industry, including working for startups, being an executive at a large company, and as an investor. Prior to joining GC, I was a venture partner in the London office of Accel Partners, and earlier, I was a partner at venture capital firm Arts Alliance. I have also had the opportunity to co-found two companies in London with successful exits, LOVEFiLM (acquired by Amazon) and Propertyfinder (acquired by Zoopla). Much of my venture career has been spent focusing on emerging ecosystems such as NYC, London, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Paris, and Berlin. I lived in London for 14 years and have been in Boston for the last eight. I spend much of my time in New York, London, and Tel Aviv, helping to expand GC’s geographic footprint. 

I was born in South Africa and came to the US to attend college. I graduated with a degree in economics from Harvard University, where I was a member of the Varsity Tennis Team. Outside of work, you’re likely to find me on the tennis court or in a fitness class, enjoying food, wine and travel, and spending time with my wife and four young children.

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