CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Highland Capital Partners, a leading venture capital firm, today announced it has expanded its geographic footprint and team. With its 30-year track record, Highland invests in early growth stage, category-defining companies across consumer and enterprise technology. Adding New York City and San Francisco to its existing Cambridge and Palo Alto offices, Highland has offices in the major centers of entrepreneurship in the United States.
“We see many of our new investments and existing portfolio companies grow in these great hubs of startup activity,” said General Partner Craig Driscoll. “We feel that we can best provide the support and company-building that we are known for by having our teams positioned in the heart of these startup centers.”
In addition, Highland has added three new investment professionals to its team to focus on sourcing and investing in the next generation of innovative companies:
- Claire Fauquier, who will work from Highland’s New York office, joined the firm from Corigin Ventures, where she invested in many leading New York-based consumer companies. She is a graduate of The Wharton Business School.
- Rob Toews, who has a joint JD/MBA from Harvard and previously worked at Bain & Company and Zoox, will be located in Highland’s California offices. Rob will focus on enterprise software and the autonomous driving revolution.
- Caty Rea, who has a Harvard MBA and is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and team member at Rough Draft Ventures, is working from Cambridge, with a focus on disruptive consumer technologies.
“The last several months have been a remarkable period for Highland with a record number of liquidity events. Over the years, we are proud to have worked with founders who have created 19 companies exiting at over $1B in value,” said General Partner Corey Mulloy. “We are confident that our new team members will help us build on this great tradition.”
Founded in 1987, Highland Capital Partners is a venture capital firm focused on putting the entrepreneur first. With offices in Cambridge, New York, Palo Alto, and San Francisco, Highland has raised over $3.7B and has invested in more than 280 companies resulting in 46 IPOs, 127 acquisitions, and 19 companies with exit values in excess of $1B. Its eleven investment professionals help build category-defining businesses across consumer and enterprise technology.