As a venture capitalist and an academy award-winning documentary filmmaker / producer, I love working with creative people and helping them have real impact. Before Joel Cutler and I co-founded General Catalyst, we built and sold four companies, including National Leisure Group; Alliance Development Group Retail Growth ATM Systems and Starboard Cruise Services (sold to LVMH).
My focus areas include financial services, digital health, AI, and data analytics.
Before business, I studied film at Colgate University, earned a law degree from Boston College, and made documentary films. My wife Nina and I still make documentaries focused on healthcare and social justice. Our film Icarus won the Academy Award in 2018 for Best Documentary Film.
Other documentary films we have produced include: the VOW, Bending the Arc, The Great Hack, Dissident,Citizen Ashe, The First Wave and others.
I have raised millions of dollars for kids’ programs by biking, running, climbing, and rowing. I serve on nonprofit boards including Facing History and Ourselves, the Dean’s Advisory Council at the MIT School of Engineering, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Pan-Mass Challenge (former chairman). I am also chair of the Investment Advisory Committee of The Engine at MIT.