Highland Capital Partners

Type: Company
Name: Highland Capital Partners
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Private equity-backed Guitar Center’s interim CEO joins Highland

Growth-stage investor Highland Capital Partners has hired Guitar Center ’s interim CEO Marty Hanaka as operating partner.Hanaka was head of Ares Management and Highland–backed online music instrument shop Guitar Center from January 2013 to April of this ... [Published AltAssets.net - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

McAvoy, Kanas, Stemberg on Hiring Activity, Wages

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Tom Stemberg, chairman of Highland Capital Partners and co-founder of Staples Inc., John Kanas, chief executive officer of BankUnited Inc., and John McAvoy, chief executive officer of Consolidated Edison Inc., talk about the state ... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

NewVoiceMedia strengthens leadership team

NewVoiceMedia, the provider of cloud contact centre solutions, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Kev Willers as SVP Services.Willers will be responsible for global pre-sales and services and brings more than 23 years’ IT industry ... [Published Total Telecom - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Jaunt Secures $27.8M Round of Funding

Jaunt reported a $27.8 million round of funding, allowing it to scale its technology and deliver the world's most immersive omnidirectional 3D experiences to mass audiences. According to a release from the company, the Series B round is led by Highland ... [Published Individual.com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 8 reports

Highland Capital, Google Ventures, Redpoint back cinematic VR startup Jaunt

Highland Capital Partners has led a $27.8 million Series B round for Jaunt, a developer of hardware and software solutions for cinematic virtual reality. Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, British Sky Broadcasting, Peter Gotcher and Blake Krikorian ... [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Samsung buys VC-backed home-monitoring smartphone app company

Samsung’s technology investment arm the Open Innovation Center has agreed to buy venture capital-backed smart home monitoring platform SmartThings .The company was founded in 2012 combines thousands of smart phone programmes to create one app which enables ... [Published AltAssets.net - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 3 reports

Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

Another smart-home startup has been gobbled up by a tech giant. This time, it wasn't Google doing the gobbling.Washington D.C.-based SmartThings has agreed to be purchased by South Korea's Samsung. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though reports ... [Published Entrepreneur.com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Holiday Events Booking Platform, GetYourGuide, Pulls In Another $25M To “Landgrab” New Markets

 Holiday attractions booking startup, GetYourGuide, has taken in another chunk of outside investment — announcing today that it’s closed a $25 million Series B round, led by prior investors Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners. Read More ... [Published TechCrunch - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Mobile games developer Social Point rakes in $30 mln

Social Point said Tuesday that it has closed $30 million in funding. Highland Capital Partners Europe led the round with participation from return backer Idinvest . Based in Barcelona, Social Point is a mobile games developer. PRESS RELEASE BARCELONA, ... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 7 reports

Highland Capital backs Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes said Thursday that it has closed $30 million in Series A funding from Highland Capital Partners . Rupert Cook of Realise Capital Partners advised Malwarebytes on the transaction. Based in Calif., Malwarebytes is a provider of solutions ... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

NewVoiceMedia raises Series E led by TCV

Cloud contact centre vendor NewVoiceMedia has raised $50 million in a Series E round of funding. New investor Technology Crossover Ventures led the round, joined by existing shareholders Bessemer Venture Partners , Highland Capital Partners Europe ... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jul 09 2014]
First reported May 21 2014 - Updated May 21 2014 - 2 reports

Highland Capital Partners Europe Closes €250M Tech Growth Fund

Highland Capital Partners Europe is perhaps best known for investments including Matchesfashion.com (London), GetYourGuide (Berlin), NewVoiceMedia (London), TalentSoft (Paris), Outfittery (Berlin), Wooga (Berlin) and AMCS (Limerick). It’s now announced ... [Published TechCrunch - May 21 2014]

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McAvoy, Kanas, Stemberg on Hiring Activity, Wages [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 05 2014]
NewVoiceMedia strengthens leadership team [Published Total Telecom - Sep 03 2014]
Acquisition, Placing and Admission Document [Published Noodls - Aug 28 2014]
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/28/14 (IV):... [Published Interactive TV Today - Aug 28 2014]
Samsung acquires D.C. tech start-up SmartThings [Published TigerDirect.com - Aug 27 2014]
World Economic Forum Names 24 Revolutionary Sta... [Published International Business Times - Aug 26 2014]
Jaunt Secures $27.8M Round of Funding [Published Individual.com - Aug 26 2014]
Jaunt Secures Funding to Scale Its Cinematic VR... [Published Individual.com - Aug 26 2014]
Introducing Infinio Accelerator v2.0 [Published Nation's Restaurant News - Aug 25 2014]
Jaunt Captures $27.8M For Cinematic VR [Published Silicontap - Aug 22 2014]
Highland Capital, Google Ventures, Redpoint bac... [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 22 2014]
Get your VR headsets ready: Jaunt reaches out a... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 22 2014]
Get your VR headsets ready: Jaunt reaches out a... [Published Venturebeat - Aug 22 2014]
Get your VR headsets ready: Jaunt reaches out a... [Published Venturebeat - Aug 22 2014]
Jaunt Stacks More Cash [Published Multichannel Online - Aug 22 2014]
With $27.8M in Series B funding, Jaunt plans to... [Published GigaOM - Aug 21 2014]
Jaunt Aims to Kick-Start Hollywood Virtual Real... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Aug 21 2014]
Jaunt Announces $27.8 Million Funding to Scale ... [Published ITbriefing - Aug 21 2014]
Jaunt Announces $27.8 Million Funding to Scale ... [Published Good Day Sacramento - Aug 21 2014]
How Mixing Data And Fashion Can Make Rent The R... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 20 2014]
vArmour grabs $36 mln [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 20 2014]
vArmour Raises $36 Million to Protect the Data ... [Published RCL Advisors - Aug 20 2014]
Samsung to Connect All Home Appliances with Acq... [Published Mobile World - Aug 19 2014]
MBAs for Hire, By the Hour [Published Entrepreneur.com - Aug 18 2014]
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Highland Capital, Google Ventures, Redpoint bac... [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 22 2014]
Highland Capital Partners has led a $27.8 million Series B round for Jaunt, a developer of hardware and software solutions for cinematic virtual reality. Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, British Sky Broadcasting, Peter Gotcher and Blake Krikorian ...
Get your VR headsets ready: Jaunt reaches out a... [Published Venturebeat - Aug 22 2014]
Above: Jaunt uses the Oculus VR headset. Image Credit: Jaunt Virtual reality has received another financial reality boost with the announcement from VR movie pioneer Jaunt that it has landed a $27.8 million round of funding — including some major ...
vArmour grabs $36 mln [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 20 2014]
Mountain View, Calif-based stealth security company vArmour said Wednesday that it has secured $36 million in funding. The investors included Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners and Citi Ventures. In addition to the funding, Pravin ...
Samsung Electronics to buy VC-backed SmartThings [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 15 2014]
Samsung Electronics has agreed to acquire SmartThings . No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., SmartThings is a provider of a platform that connects the internet to everyday items. SmartThings’ backers include Greylock ...
Highland Capital Partners: Cliche VC Non Respon... [Published TheFunded.com - Aug 13 2014]
| Posted by maddog | Fund Rated 2.7 Cliche zero response VC behavior after meeting and pitching....literally... no response post meeting, not even an email. Intro was made via a solid contact (highly connected to their team) yet after pitch meeting ...
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GetYourGuide Raises $25 Million Series B Round ... [Published Financial Services - Jul 31 2014]
eGym Partners with Highland Capital Europe to F... [Published Financial Services - Jul 21 2014]
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