Hemant Taneja

Hemant Taneja

Hemant Taneja is an investor, founder, and author of Intended Consequences: How to Build Market-Leading Companies with Responsible Innovation. He is the managing partner of the venture capital firm General Catalyst. Taneja and General Catalyst are investors in market-leading companies such as Airbnb, Commure, Stripe, Livongo (which was acquired for $18.5 billion, the largest transaction in digital health history to date), Samsara, Snap (NYSE: SNAP), Olive, Applied Intuition, Grammarly, Gusto, Ro, and Warby Parker. He serves on the Stanford School of Medicine Board of Fellows and has worked on climate and energy issues as the cofounder and chairman of Advanced Energy Economy. Excerpt from Intended Consequences: How to Build Market-Leading Companies with Responsible Innovation by Hemant Taneja, pp. 27-28 (McGraw Hill, January 2022).


Hemant Taneja is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. You can follow him on LinkedIn.
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