Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Boston and Shanghai. Highland has raised over $3 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 225 companies. Investments include 2U, Aereo, Ask Jeeves, Bromium, Gigamon, Leap Motion, Lululemon Athletica, LevelUp, Lycos, MapQuest, Nebula, Qihoo 360, Quattro Wireless, Rent the Runway, Starent Networks, Sybase, VistaPrint and WePay. Highland also serves as a mentor for future entrepreneurs through Summer@Highland, a program that provides students and university-affiliated startups with the environment and resources to take their initiative to the next level.
Led by Thomas G. Stemberg, the Highland Consumer Fund was formed by Highland in 2006 to invest in consumer-facing enterprises that are in need of capital for growth and expansion. The firm finished fundraising in 2007 with over $300 million of investor commitments, exceeding its $250 million target.
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