Mike Englert was interested in investing long before he entered the investment world, growing up with a father who taught him about the importance of investing and going on to study accounting and finance at Providence College following the stock market crash of 2007. During his first job at PwC, he would sit in on meetings with private equity clients, and learned that investors can do more than profit from smart choices – they can invest with a purpose and change the world.
Mike jumped at the chance to come to General Catalyst with its focus on responsible innovation. He learned how venture capital funds work from the ground up, and eventually rose to lead the private funds team. So when he interacts with our limited partners and General Catalyst colleagues, it’s always from a comprehensive perspective: focusing on the data that goes into fund documents, ensuring their accuracy and completeness, advancing our processes, and strategically steering the firm toward the future.
Away from work, he takes his family to the beach or to watch pro sports (Go Boston!). On long walks around the city with his wife, son, and dog, Mike dreams of someday teaching financial literacy to young people, so they can become the responsible investors of tomorrow.