As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, David focuses on investments in both early-stage and through the General Catalyst XIR platform. He is based in the firm’s Cambridge office. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School. Prior to co-founding General Catalyst Partners, David Fialkow (together with Joel Cutler) co-founded and operated numerous businesses focused on building applied technology-based platforms and tools for the travel, information services, financial services, specialty retail, and payment processing industries. These businesses included: National Leisure Group, one of the largest leisure travel technology and distribution companies in the U.S.; Alliance Development Group (sold to MyPoints.com); Retail Growth ATM Systems (sold to PNC Bank) and Starboard Cruise Services (sold to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc.), the operator of more than 300 duty-free retail stores on 100 cruise ships. David is a former associate of Thomas H. Lee Company and U.S. Venture Partners.