David Fialkow

Investment Team

Co-Founder & Managing Director


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 films Icarus and Navalny each won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film in 2018 and 2023, respectively.

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.

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