Highland Capital Partners promotes Andy Hunt to partner


boardroom3_170sqVenture capital firm Highland Capital Partners has promoted Andy Hunt to partner to focus on sourcing and leading new investments in consumer technology and ecommerce.

In addition to his role at Highland Hunt is also a co-founder and director at Warby Parker Eyewear.

He joined Highland in 2011, where he has focused on consumer internet opportunities in New York.

Hunt was involved in the firm’s investments in Harry’s, Oyster and OpenSky.

He has also worked in in healthcare IT venture capital at SV Life Sciences and as an investment banker at Cain Brothers in New York.

Highland partner Bob Davis said, “Andy understands the entrepreneurial journey, and as an insider to New York’s startup community he has demonstrated a great capacity to identify and engage with the next generation of technology leaders.

“This promotion recognizes the meaningful achievements Andy has made to date and our confidence in his efforts going forward.”

Last October Highland closed its latest fund, Highland Capital Partners 9, on $400m.

A month later the firm promoted Jeremiah Daly and Alex Taussig to the position of partner.

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