As a Managing Director and Co-Founder of General Catalyst Partners, David invests in both new and existing technology businesses. His areas of special interest include application software; infrastructure software; open source; IP TV services; as well as software on-demand business models.
Before co-founding General Catalyst, David most recently led Allaire Corporation from 1997 to 2000 as President, CEO and Board Member. During his tenure, Allaire grew from a venture-backed start up to a $119M public corporation trading on the NASDAQ. The company pioneered the internet Application Server market with industry leading products such as ColdFusion and JRUN. In January of 2001, Allaire merged with MacroMedia Corporation and continues to be a leading Internet software company.
Prior to his CEO role at Allaire, David held the positions of Senior VP of Sales Operations and Marketing at Frame Technology Corporation, Claris Corporation and SQA Corporation. Frame Technology and SQA Corporation were venture-backed corporations that successfully completed Initial Public Offerings on the NASDAQ.
David is a graduate of Norwich University, earning a B.A. in Business and Accounting.