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Highland Capital Partners

Founders Bob Higgins Paul Maeder

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Total investments 510
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$22M
Portfolio companies 267
Rounds per year 14.17
Lead investments 107
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.48
Exits 136
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Enterprise Software
  • Health Care
Summary

Highland Capital Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 1988. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Palo Alto.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Opposing the other organizations, this Highland Capital Partners works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from Highland Capital Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2007. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

This organization was formed by Bob Higgins, Paul Maeder. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Highland Capital Partners, startups are often financed by Sigma Partners, Index Ventures, DCM Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Enterprise Associates, Highland Europe, GV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sigma Partners, Atlas Venture, Accel.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Health Care. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Auris Health, Inc., Starent Networks, Qihoo 360 Technology.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Transcend

Cloud Infrastructure
Compliance
Privacy
$40M28 May 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

ArmorCode Inc.

$40M04 Dec 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

Jerry

Artificial Intelligence
Auto Insurance
Automotive
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$110M02 Aug 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

Verifiable

Health Care
Real Time
Software
$27M10 Jul 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Hallow

Information Technology
Internet
$50M18 May 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Unchained Capital

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
Ethereum
Financial Services
FinTech
$60M18 Apr 2023 Austin, Texas, United States

WhyHotel

Hospitality
Hotel
Property Management
Real Estate
Tourism
Travel
$65M21 Mar 2023 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

LineLeap

iOS
Software
01 Jan 2023 Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Cloudbrink Inc.

$25M15 Nov 2022 Sunnyvale, California, United States
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Jerry raises $75M at a $450M valuation to build a car ownership ‘super app’

– Jerry, a car ownership marketplace, raised $75m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Goodwater Capital and joined by Bow Capital, Kamerra, Highland Capital Partners and Park West Asset Management.
– The company has raised $132m since its inception in 2017.
– Jerry aims to save its customers time and money on car expenses.
– Jerry launched its car insurance comparison service using artificial intelligence and machine learning in January 2019.

Idelic Raises $20M Series B

– Idelic, a Pittsburgh-based leader in commercial trucking analytics and driver management solutions, has raised $20m in a Series B fundraising round.
– The round was led by Highland Capital Partners.
– Additional participants in the round included previous investors Birchmere Ventures, Origin Ventures, TDF Ventures, and SaaS Venture Capital.

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Total investments 510
Average round size 22M
Rounds per year 14.17
Peak activity year 2007
Lead investments 107
Follow on index 0.48
Exits 136
Group Appearance index 0.93

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Transcend

Cloud Infrastructure
Compliance
Privacy
$40M28 May 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

ArmorCode Inc.

$40M04 Dec 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

Jerry

Artificial Intelligence
Auto Insurance
Automotive
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$110M02 Aug 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

Verifiable

Health Care
Real Time
Software
$27M10 Jul 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Hallow

Information Technology
Internet
$50M18 May 2023 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Unchained Capital

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
Ethereum
Financial Services
FinTech
$60M18 Apr 2023 Austin, Texas, United States

WhyHotel

Hospitality
Hotel
Property Management
Real Estate
Tourism
Travel
$65M21 Mar 2023 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

LineLeap

iOS
Software
01 Jan 2023 Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Cloudbrink Inc.

$25M15 Nov 2022 Sunnyvale, California, United States
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