As a journalist reporting on complex and investigative topics for major media companies, Alexa Liautaud’s early career centered on her ability to identify the most compelling stories, synthesize a vast amount of information, build empathy with people from all over the world, and to listen.
While pursuing her MBA at Stanford, she found that her multilingual international upbringing, research expertise, and storytelling ability built from years of covering complex topics were a good fit with venture investing. While interning at General Catalyst, she quickly made her mark by working across geographies and sourcing an early-stage investment. During her internship, her research on an investment led that Silicon Valley payments startup to request she spend the second year of her MBA building the company’s operations across strategy, finance, and talent from the ground-up.
At General Catalyst, Alexa is focused on early-stage consumer companies reshaping the future of media & entertainment, the future of work, and the future of our identities online.
Away from the office, her passion for humanitarian issues leads her to volunteer, most recently on the Polish-Ukrainian border helping Ukrainian refugees.