As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Hemant invests in technology-intensive software, hardware and services in clean energy and internet communications. He is a Board member of Health Insight Technologies, Hunch, Lumenz, Mascoma, Modular Wind, Sand9 and Stion.
Hemant is also the co-founder and Chairman of Sunborne Energy, a General
Catalyst portfolio company that is focused on commercializing utility
scale solar power in India.
Previously, Hemant also served on the Board of SiteAdvisor, a General Catalyst investment that was acquired by McAfee (MFE) in April 2006. Before joining General Catalyst in 2002, Hemant was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Isovia, a Boston-based mobile software and applications company that was acquired by JP Mobile (MOT) in 2001.
Hemant is the co-founder & Chairman of the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC.org), a non-profit, focused on advancing New England's clean energy economy to global leadership. The U.S. Department of Energy presented the Energy Innovator Award to the Council in 2008 for its successful execution.
Hemant is also on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a non-profit organization focused on helping entrepreneurs, and the GreenLight Fund, which catalyzes the replication and growth of innovative non-profits.
Hemant holds an M.S. in Operations Research, an M.Eng. in Electrical
Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and a B.S. in Biology &
Biomedical Engineering; all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.