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Joel Cutler

Managing Director
General Catalyst

General Catalyst Managing Director Joel Cutler has founded and ran all kinds of companies in all kinds of industries, from travel technology to ATM systems to duty-free stores, giving him the right perspective to evaluate investment opportunities in travel startups.

“I’ve got a real desire to meet the smartest, youngest entrepreneurs out there – those amazing people who show a gutsy instinct in their efforts and energy,” he says. “My own background as an entrepreneur and CEO is in the travel, consumer specialty retail and direct marketing sectors. Today, I believe in, and seek out, extraordinary, ambitious people to partner with.” To this end, the General Catalyst portfolio includes companies like Airbnb, Room 77, and ViajaNet, a Brazilian online travel agency, and has had big wins with its investments in ITA Software and Kayak, for example.

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