Max Mandell


About Max

My Favorite Place To Travel: The view from the top of Machu Picchu is extraordinary (but definitely a hike)

My Favorite Book: The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

My Favorite Sports Team(s): Optimistic Giants, Knicks, Yankees and Rangers fan

Max joined Catalyst in 2021 and is responsible for formulating investment strategies through research and analysis of trends and deal sourcing. He focuses primarily on our vertical software efforts – specifically in Real Estate, Education, Healthcare & Restaurants.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Max was on the growth team at Thuzio (acquired by Triller) and has developed operations and partnership strategies for multiple startups. He also worked as a summer analyst at NBC where he focused on OTT streaming platform market research ahead of the launch of Peacock.

Max graduated, cum laude, with a B.S. from Cornell University.