General Catalyst names ex-Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith partner


car headlightsq_lrgVenture capital firm General Catalyst Partners has hired Scott Griffith as an XIR and partner.

Prior to joining General Catalyst, Griffith served as chairman and CEO of car sharing service Zipcar, which grew from $2m to nearly $300m in revenues between 2003 and 2011 when it was floated.

Last year Griffith negotiated the sale of Zipcar to Avis Budget Group for around 4500m.

General Catalyst managing director David Fialkow said, “From commerce to marketplaces to transportation, Scott understands consumer-driven business models and how to build and grow outstanding brands.

“Our XIR approach brings proven leaders together with companies that are positioned for rapid growth. We look forward to the invaluable experience, coaching and mentorship that Scott will bring to the management teams we support.”

Last month General Catalyst backed market research provider L2 with a $16.5m growth capital investment.

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