Hemant Taneja

CEO & Managing Director, General Catalyst

Hemant Taneja is CEO and managing director of global VC firm General Catalyst, backers of legendary companies like Stripe, Snap, Samsara, Airbnb, Kayak and Gusto.

Hemant is also a best selling author and advocate for Responsible Innovation. His 2022 book Intended Consequences: How to Build Market-Leading Companies with Responsible Innovation lays out an actionable framework for founders and executives on how to create innovative and enduring companies built–from the outset–to generate both significant financial and societal returns.

Hemant is known for his early work on climate change and his vision for transforming the US healthcare system. In his 2020 book,  Unhealthcare, he makes the case for a new system of ‘health assurance’–one that is more proactive, accessible and affordable, Hemant co-foundedseveral companies including healthtech businesses Livongo and Commure; non profit AAE with Tom Steyer and The Khan Lab School with Sal Khan.