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General Catalyst just hired its first female managing director: Holly Maloney McConnell

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Holly Maloney McConnell has joined the venture firm General Catalyst Partners as a managing director, operating out of its Boston office.

McConnell joins the firm from North Bridge Growth Equity, which was rebranded last month as Guidepost Growth Equity.

McConnell spent seven years as a principal with the firm; there, she sourced and helped lead numerous investments in software-based companies, including the Austin-based managed WordPress platform WP Engine, along with Spoonflower, a Durham, N.C.-based online community built around fabric and textile design.

At GC, McConnell will be focusing on later-stage companies across sectors and geographies, the firm tells us.

Altogether, the firm has 24 people making investments on behalf of the firm across its four offices, which also include spaces in San Francisco, Palo Alto and New York.

The firm, which closed its most recent fund with $845 million in 2016, now has nine managing directors.

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