/// Facebook’s First Sales Guy, Kevin Colleran, Joins General Catalyst Partners

March 30, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Kevin Colleran, one of the first 10 Facebook employees and its first salesperson, has joined General Catalyst Partners as a venture partner. At the time he left last summer , Colleran was Facebook’s earliest remaining employee, save for Mark Zuckerberg. General Catalyst told the Boston Business Journal that Colleran’s focus will be working with its early stage portfolio companies. Colleran added via email that he is joining the advisory boards of Path, Vaynermedia and Backplane, in addition to similar roles at Buddy Media, Causes and the Basis Health Band. Colleran spent the eight months since he left Facebook traveling with his fiancee, he said. Early Facebookers are big into investing their money in tech. Matt Cohler became a VC at Benchmark Capital in 2008, while Chamath Palihapitiya started the Social+Capital Partnership last year and Ali Rosenthal is now an EIR at Greylock Partners . Many early Facebook employees make angel investments, often in each other’s projects.

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