General Catalyst was founded by John Simon, Joel Cutler, David Fialkow
and David Orfao in 2000.
In 2011, the firm opened an office in Palo Alto and shortly after raised a $500 million fund.
In 2013, it announced a $675 million fund followed by a $845 million fund in 2016.
In 2018, the company raised $1.4 billion for its ninth fund.
On October 1, 2019, General Catalyst led a funding round with investment research platform Atom Finance as its sole investor at $10.6M.