Paul L. Sagan

General Partner at General Catalyst Partners LLC

Paul L. Sagan

Paul L. Sagan

General Partner at General Catalyst Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Road Runner HoldCo LLC
NY1 News

RelSci Relationships

6328

Number of Boards

30

Birthday

1959

Age

60

Number of Awards

2

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Venture Partner at General Catalyst LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Akamai Technologies, Inc.

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Managing Partner at General Catalyst LLC

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Managing Partner at Longfellow Venture Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at VMware, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at VEON Ltd.

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Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

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Partner at General Catalyst LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Nielsen Holdings Plc

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Chief Executive Officer at VMware, Inc.

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Paul L. Sagan
General Partner at General Catalyst Partners LLC
Education
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The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is a constituent school of Northwestern University which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has consistently been one of the top-ranked schools in Journalism in the United States. Medill received Knight Foundation grant to establish the Knight News Innovation Laboratory in 2011. The Knight Lab is a joint initiative of the Medill and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern, one of the first to combine journalism and computer science.

Memberships
Fellow
2008 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
2008 - Current

The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy was a blue ribbon panel of seventeen media, policy and community leaders. Its purpose was to assess the information needs of communities, and recommend measures to help Americans better meet those needs. Its Report, Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age, was the first major commission on media since the Hutchins Commission in the 1940’s and the Kerner and Carnegie Commissions of the 1960’s.

Member
1996 - Prior

The GLT community was launched in 1993 in response to the need for a new approach to global leadership in the post cold war era. With the aim of collective and individual growth, the community was created to encourage dialogue between people of outstanding ability with a common interest in Global progress. Each year, about 100 individuals were selected from the worlds of business, politics, civil society, media, the arts and science. Considered active for two years, they become supporting members for a further three years.

Career History
General Partner
2014 - Current

General Catalyst Partners LLC provides venture capital services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Investment Team
Current

General Catalyst focuses on investments across the globe. The firm targets technology & market leading businesses. They provide financing for early stage transactions.

Chief Executive Officer
1998 - 2013

If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. We ensure the best online experience on any device, anywhere. Akamai helps enterprises accelerate innovation in the hyperconnected world by removing the complexities of technology so you can focus on driving your business faster forward. We enable enterprises to capitalize on market opportunities presented by trends like mobile and cloud while overcoming the challenges presented by security threats and the need to reach users globally. The Akamai Intelligent Platform™ reaches globally and delivers locally, providing our customers with unmatched reliability, security and visibility into their online business

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2013 - Prior

Datto, Inc. provides business continuity, disaster recovery and data backup solutions. Its solutions include ransomware, business continuity and disaster recovery, managed networking services, disaster recovery as a service, and cloud-to-cloud SaaS backup. The firm's products include Datto SIRIS, Datto ALTO, Datto NAS, Datto backupify, Datto drive and DNA. The company was founded by Austin McChord in 2007 and is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.

Member, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
2010 - 2015

iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality. In 2012, iRobot generated $436 million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the robot industry’s top professionals, including mechanical, electrical and software engineers and related support staff. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT. iRobot’s corporate headquarters are located in Bedford, Mass. The company also has offices in California, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong.

Director
Prior - 2005

Medialink Worldwide, Inc. provides video and audio communications for the PR & marketing communities for more than two decades. The company provides expert counsel, award winning production, strategic media relations and cross-platform distribution to help communications professionals engage their target audiences across the Web, Television and Radio. It also provides the most comprehensive and proven range of video based services for corporations, PR firms and government agencies. It was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2013

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

$1,000 +
2012

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

$1,000 +
2011

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Former Senator from Alaska

$4,200
2013

Representative from Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District

Transactions
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Akamai Technologies, Inc. purchases Speedera Networks, Inc.

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RiskRecon Inc. develops and markets online vendor security assessment solutions. It focuses on Software as a Service (SaaS) organizations, outsourcers, and in-house providers. The company was founded by Eric Blatte and Kelly White in 2011 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.

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Unlimited Labs, Inc. provides computer software technology services. The company was founded by Adam Marcus and Nitesh Banta in 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
2012
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year
Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

Speaker
Aspen Meadows Resort-Aspen, CO
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

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