As a venture capitalist and an academy award-winning documentary filmmaker/producer, David Fialkow loves working with creative people and helping them have real impact. Together with Joel Cutler, Fialkow co-founded General Catalyst and built and sold four companies including National Leisure Group, Alliance Development Group, Retail Growth ATM Systems, and Starboard Cruise Services (sold to LVMH). His areas of focus include financial services, digital health, AI, and data analytics.
Before business, Fialkow studied film at Colgate University, earning a law degree from Boston College and making documentary films. Fialkow and his wife, Nina, still make documentaries focused on healthcare and social justice. Their films Icarus and Navalny each won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film in 2018 and 2023, respectively.
Fialkow serves on several nonprofit boards including Facing History and Ourselves, the Dean’s Advisory Council at the MIT School of Engineering, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Pan-Mass Challenge (former chairman). He is also the chair of the Investment Advisory Committee of The Engine at MIT.