Highland Capital Partners Announces New Partners in Massachusetts & California Promotion of Jeremiah Daly and Alex Taussig strengthens Highland's investment team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Capital Partners, a global venture capital firm focused on building great companies by putting the entrepreneur first, today announced that Jeremiah Daly and Alex Taussig have been promoted to the position of Partner.
In a move that strengthens the investment team on both coasts, Jeremiah and Alex will continue to focus on sourcing and leading new investments in both consumer and enterprise technology as they work with the exceptional entrepreneurs building the next generation of innovative and market leading companies.
"Jeremiah is a core member of our team," said Bob Davis, General Partner with Highland. "His decade long experience combined with his solid analytical skills and judgment have driven value for our firm, management teams and limited partners. This promotion recognizes the meaningful achievements Jeremiah has made to date and our confidence in his efforts going forward."
"Alex has demonstrated a strong ability to identify and engage with the next generation of technology leaders," said Peter Bell, General Partner at Highland. "His unwavering enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs succeed and the breadth of his network both in Silicon Valley and at top-tier universities make him a valuable Partner to our firm. We couldn't be more excited to promote Alex and look forward to his future contributions."
Jeremiah joined Highland in 2012, where he focuses on identifying and leading growth stage investments in the internet, software and mobile sectors. He is currently involved in the firm's investments in Aereo, Beyond the Rack and Handybook. Prior to Highland, Jeremiah spent 9 years making early and growth stage technology investments across the world. He was a principal at Accel Partners in London where he was involved with the firm's investments in Atlassian, Ostrovok, Showroomprive, Supercell and SimpliVity. He previously worked for Summit Partners where he sourced a number of software investments and began his career at Silicon Valley Bank and Gold Hill Capital. Jeremiah received an AB in government from Dartmouth College. He was the captain of the Dartmouth golf team where he was a two-time Academic All-Ivy performer.
Alex joined Highland in 2009, focusing on investments in early stage companies solving the most challenging technology bottlenecks in software. He has sourced or co-led Highland's investments in Ink, RentJuice (acquired by Zillow), Talaria Technologies (acquired by Google), and thredUP. He has also provided support for Highland's investments in 2U, Bit9, Rethink Robotics, and Vertica (acquired by HP). In addition, Alex leads the Summer@Highland entrepreneurship program, which over its six-year history has mentored more than 40 student-led startups from inception. Prior to Highland, Alex received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar; an MS in materials engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and an AB in physics summa cum laude from Harvard College. He is an inaugural member of the Global Shapers community of the World Economic Forum, a group of young leaders charged with catalyzing positive social change in their respective communities.
About Highland Capital Partners
Founded in 1988, Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm focused on putting the entrepreneur first. With offices in Menlo Park, Cambridge and Shanghai, Highland has raised over $3 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 225 companies, resulting in category-defining businesses across consumer and enterprise technology. Investments include Aereo, Ask Jeeves, Bromium, Gigamon, Leap Motion, Lululemon, LevelUp, Lycos, MapQuest, Nebula, Qihoo 360, Quattro Wireless, Rent the Runway, Starent Networks, Sybase, VistaPrint and WePay. For more information, visit www.hcp.com.
SOURCE Highland Capital Partners