Bilal is an investor with General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge, Palo Alto and NYC based venture capital and private equity firm. Bilal focuses on investments in companies with deep technology & engineering focus, especially clean energy.
Bilal’s passion lies with big ideas, disruptive innovation, and first-time entrepreneurs. Bilal is involved with GC investments in SustainX, Arc Energy, SunBorne Energy, SynapDx, Novogy, CLEAResult, Vette, and GridCo. He co-founded a successful program to promote and encourage university based entrepreneurship (ENTER), co-organizes annual University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES), is a member of the TiE Entrepreneurship Taskforce, and is a charter member of OPEN. Bilal is also a member of the core founding team of LUMS School of Science and Engineering in Pakistan and an advisor to the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.
Previously, Bilal was an entrepreneur (co-founder of GEO2 Technologies that also spun out BIO2 Technologies), strategy consultant (The Boston Consulting Group) and a scientific researcher (MIT/PNNL-Department of Energy). Bilal is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a Ph.D in Physical Chemistry (Prof. Mario Molina – Nobel laureate, 1995). His technical work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and 30+ patents & applications. Bilal regularly communicates via his blog & twitter.