Venture Fellows

Supporting student founders at every stage of the journey

Program Overview

At General Catalyst, we believe our ethos of responsible innovation can be fostered as early as in the college dorm room. Campuses have quickly grown into leading hubs for innovation, and student founders everywhere are taking it into their own hands to build the world they want to see. As student entrepreneurs redefine, engineer, and scale technology, we believe it is our responsibility to support them and leave the world better than we found it. And no one is better equipped to identify and support these student founders than their own peers. That’s why we’re excited to run the GC Fellowship Program – by students, for students, no matter where you study, what you study, how old you are, or how you identify.

How It Works

Get Started
with Grants

For aspiring student founders, we are excited to support you with our grant program. Founders in this program are supported with a starter grant and are further supported through curated community events and strategic guidance for future rounds as they build up their relationships with our investors at General Catalyst and the broader startup and Venture Capital community. It’s never too early to apply for a grant; if you’re a student who’s looking to found a company, even if you’re still finalizing your idea, we’d love to chat!

or

Raise with Equity

For student founders ready to take the next step and raise a round of capital, our GC fellows can be a fantastic first step. Existing Venture Fellows will work closely with the broader General Catalyst team to explore what you’re building and potentially build enough conviction to write you a check. If the team decides to invest, we’ll be ready to support you through our GC community.

If you’re a student founder, no matter where you are in your journey, we would love to chat!

Apply below for consideration.

Click here to apply

Our Team & Fellows

None of what we do would be possible without the Student Fellows who run the GC Fellowship program. Our Fellows are hard-working, energetic, curious, humble, and bold. Many of our Fellow alumni have gone on to start their own companies and VC funds, and have gone on to work at top VC and technology companies around the world. They’re problem solvers and learners at heart.
Name
TITLE
Fellow SCHOOL
Jonny
Zhang
CORE
FELLOW
Head of GC Fellows
Tom
Zhang
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Columbia
Joseph
Wang
CORE
FELLOW
Senior Investor
NYU
Caelin
Sutch
CORE
FELLOW
Entrepreneur in residence
UC Berkeley
Pratyush
Mallick
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Harvard
Angelina
Lue
CORE
FELLOW
Head of Community & Senior Investor
UCLA
Nicholas
Liu
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
MIT
Andy
Tang
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Stanford
Kalada
Nwuke
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
UPenn
Kim
Tran
CORE
FELLOW
Senior Investor
Princeton
Satva
Shah
CORE
FELLOW
Head of Tech
UCLA
Belle
Tangkuptanon
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
UC Berkeley
Max
Zang
CORE
FELLOW
Senior Investor
Northeastern
Aryan
Mahindra
CORE
FELLOW
Entrepreneur in residence
University of Washington
Sean
Cai
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Cornell
Sarah
Lee
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Columbia Business School
Frederick
Daso
CORE
FELLOW
Head of Content
HBS
Angela
Mao
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Stanford
Jef
Guo
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Stanford
Vennela
Jonnala
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Harvard University
Rana
Banankhah
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Stanford
Bill
Njoroge
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Johns Hopkins
Sasha
Lascar
CORE
FELLOW
Investor
Stanford
Claire
Lee
CORE
FELLOW
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Georgetown University
William
Lloyd
CORE
FELLOW
Head of Ops
University of Toronto Waterloo