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Larry Bohn, Managing Director

Larry Bohn

Managing Director, General Catalyst

Larry Bohn is a managing director at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm with offices in Boston, New York and Silicon Valley and approximately $3.75 billion in total capital raised. 

Larry invests in information technology businesses with a focus on SaaS-based commerce, analytic technologies and cloud-based computing. His portfolio of investments includes: BigCommerce; Black Duck Software; Demandware (NYSE: DWRE); Feedvisor; GoodData; HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS); Kensho; and Mark43.

Before joining General Catalyst, Larry was the Chairman, President and CEO of NetGenesis, a market leading analytics software provider. Larry led NetGenesis from 1997 to 2001, during which NetGenesis was a two-time Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 award winner and was included among the Inc. 500. In February 2000, Larry led the company’s public offering and in December 2001, NetGenesis was acquired by SPSS, Inc. Prior to his role at NetGenesis, Larry was President of PC DOCS, Inc., a leading developer of document management software for enterprise networks. He also led the company’s highly successful public offering. Prior to joining PC DOCS, Larry was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Interleaf, Inc., where he defined and implemented the corporate strategy that put its electronic publishing solutions in a top market position and helped grow the business to more than $120 million in annual revenues.

Outside the office Larry is an avid cycler (17-year Pan-Mass Challenge rider), amateur woodworker, and dedicated fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

select current investments

B12, Bigcommerce, Black Duck Software, Clarabridge, Feedvisor, GoodData, HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), Kensho, L2, Mark43, Newstore, and Semantic Machines. 

alumni investments

Altiscale (acquired by SAP in August 2016), Demandware (NYSE: DWRE),  Locu (acquired by GoDaddy in August 2013), Optaros (acquired by MRM Worldwide in November 2014), Paydiant (acquired by PayPal in April 2015), Qumas (acquired by Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL) in December 2013), and Venetica (acquired by IBM in October 2004).

education

BA English, University of Massachusetts Amherst; MA, English Linguistics, Clark University