Hemant Taneja is an investor, founder, and author of Intended Consequences: How to Build Market-Leading Companies With Responsible Innovation. He is the managing partner of the venture capital firm General Catalyst, a venture capital firm that partners with founders from seed to growth stage and beyond to build companies that withstand the test of time. He is the founder of the firm’s Silicon Valley operations. Hemant partners with mission-driven founders building platform companies that are fundamentally aligned with the long-term interests of society. He is an early investor in market-leading companies like Digit, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo (acquired by Teladoc), Mindstrong, Samsara, Snap (NYSE: SNAP), and Stripe.