About

WE’VE HELPED FOUNDERS SCALE MORE THAN 280 COMPANIES, RESULTING IN 46 IPOs, 126 ACQUISITIONS, AND 18 COMPANIES WITH VALUES OF MORE THAN $1B. BUT THERE’S MORE TO US THAN NUMBERS.

Go Beyond

Every company has two beginnings.

In the first beginning, there’s you and your idea. One that will change the world—or at least some part of it.

It’s bold. Uncompromising. Revolutionary. It’s what drives you. It’s why you’ve been putting in the hours, erasing the lines between work and personal time.

But to really make the impact you want, your company needs a second beginning. It needs the support of a partner who is as hungry for your success as you are.

Highland shares your obsession. We recognize where you are and where you’re trying to go. We’ve been there before, so we can help you take the right steps. And we have the resources you need to scale. We’re your partners, your capital, your network…but we never forget that you’re the leader.

In the first beginning, there’s you and your idea. Highland is here to take you to a place well beyond that beginning.

What We Look For

Stage

Series A, Early Growth, Ideally first institutional capital

Geography

US – New York, Boston, Silicon Valley, You Name It

Sectors

Consumer & Enterprise Technology

Themes

Cybersecurity, Commerce, Future of Work, Education, Autonomy, Media, Anywhere we can revolutionize an industry

Highland's Role

Lead Investor, Active Board Member

Initial Investment

$1M - $10M, but we make exceptions

Meaningful Ownership

Ideally >20%

How to Approach Highland

If you can find someone we trust, an introduction gets you above the noise level immediately. An intermediary might be one of our portfolio CEOs or executives, angel or institutional investors we work with, lawyers, friends, customers of our companies, business school professors, you name it. If someone we know calls us and says we should pay attention to something, we do.

Be persistent. The squeaky wheel…

Once we talk, we can coach you on the process and how to appeal to the partnership. It’s all about getting started.

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Our History

Highland Capital Partners was founded in 1987 to invest in early stage consumer and enterprise technology companies. We’ve helped founders scale more than 280 companies, resulting in 46 IPOs, 126 Acquisitions, and 18 companies with values of more than $1B. Currently, we manage $3.5B in assets, as we continue to invest early in entrepreneurs we believe are founding category-defining consumer and enterprise technology companies.