John Monagle


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John Monagle

“I am amazed how advances in technology have enabled entrepreneurs to start companies virtually anywhere – I love getting to know entrepreneurs and companies that are off the beaten path.”

I focus on investments in application and infrastructure SaaS companies, with a particular interest in innovative trends around information technology. As part of that work, I help lead the Velocity Network, which connects enterprise decision makers with emerging start-ups.

Before joining General Catalyst, I worked at Insight Venture Partners in New York, where I sourced, evaluated, and helped manage growth-stage software investments. I also worked for The Walt Disney Company where I supported Disney’s growth and emerging businesses. I attended Princeton University, where I graduated with honors from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. While at Princeton, I learned to speak Mandarin.

Outside of the office, I volunteer with Minds Matter Boston, a non-profit organization focused on mentoring and preparing high school students from low-income families for college success. I also enjoy traveling to new cities and rooting for New York sports teams (which I do quietly considering that I live in Boston).