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Investments

621

Portfolio Exits

164

Funds

28

Partners & Customers

1

Service Providers

3

About Highland Capital Partners

Highland Capital Partners is focused on building great companies. Since inception in 1988, the firm has invested in over 200 seed, early and growth stage companies – 90 of which have gone public or been acquired to date. Highland emphasizes a team-oriented approach in providing the right mix of strategic guidance, hands-on leadership and deep industry domain expertise in helping entrepreneurs and their teams to become market-leading organizations.

Highland Capital Partners Headquarter Location

One Broadway 16th Floor

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142,

United States

617-401-4500

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Latest Highland Capital Partners News

Goodlord secures £27 million Series C investment led by Highland Europe

Apr 6, 2022

10 minutes read Property technology business doubled its revenue in 2021 and has set its sights on achieving the same growth in 2022 Has supported more than 1 million landlords and tenants across the UK and processes £1bn +  payments per annum 300+ employees will share in future success of rapidly growing proptech  London, UK – Goodlord , a property technology company transforming the way people rent, has raised £27 million in its latest investment round, led by Highland Europe and supported by Columbia Lake Partners, Finch Capital, Latitude, and Oxx. Goodlord will use the investment to accelerate its ambitious growth plans, including potential acquisitions in the UK and beyond. Goodlord has grown rapidly, with revenues more than doubling over 2021. Its software and services have supported more than 1 million landlords and tenants throughout the UK and its proprietary platform processes over £1 billion in payments annually. Following the investment round, Laurence Garrett, Partner at Highland Europe, will join Goodlord’s board to help the company capitalise on its rapid growth in the last year and continue improving the lettings sector for agents, landlords and tenants. Highland Europe specialises in supporting scale-ups in making acquisitions to fast-track their product development. The European firm’s investments include WeTransfer, Modulr, Supermetrics, Plentific, Reachdesk, and Huel. Columbia Lake Partners has also committed £12 million of growth capital to Goodlord, with the round led by Investment Director Daniel Bull. Columbia Lake Partners has backed other high growth technology companies such as Mews, Factorial, Dixa, and Contentsquare. Goodlord was founded in 2014 with a mission to simplify the complex lettings process for everyone involved – letting agents, landlords, and tenants alike. Its cloud-based platform means the entire process of letting a home – from referencing to contract generation – can be managed through a single interface. The property technology company plans to use the funding to grow its portfolio of products, services, and integrations through strategic acquisitions to provide more value to the UK’s growing private rental sector of more than 10 million households. Goodlord will also be increasing the size of its product and engineering team, including launching its own tech academy to support the career development of entry-level developers through mentoring and work experience. This continues Goodlord’s track record of product development and acquisitions. The company has continuously expanded its product offering through its platform to further streamline the lettings process, including insurances, utility switching and void management, as well as rent collection. In 2020, Goodlord acquired referencing platform Vouch, and in 2021, it bought the bill splitting app Acasa. Goodlord now employs more than 300 people in the UK and, as part of this investment, the option pool will be expanded so that all of its team can share in its success. Serial entrepreneur William Reeve (co-founder of LOVEFiLM, Founding Director of Zoopla) took the helm as CEO in early 2018, leading the company through two previous investment rounds. William Reeve, CEO at Goodlord, comments: “As we continue on our mission to build the best rental experience in the world, bringing Highland Europe and Columbia Lake Partners on board as investors is fantastic news for Goodlord and the rental sector. About one in five people in the UK now live in the private rented sector, supported by millions more private landlords and lettings professionals, making our mission just as important today as it was when Goodlord began. “Thanks to the backing and expertise of Highland Europe and Columbia Lake Partners, we can accelerate the build out of our product through more acquisitions and, ultimately, support even more tenants, landlords, and letting agents.” Laurence Garrett, Partner at Highland Europe, comments: “Renting a property was once a complex, stressful transaction mired in paperwork and obscure fees for all parties. Goodlord’s software has completely transformed the experience, simplifying and streamlining each transaction and reducing the time taken to agree a rental to minutes, rather than weeks. With the private rental market projected to continue to grow, Goodlord’s software has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people. “I’m looking forward to working closely with William and joining this highly experienced board to help guide the Goodlord team as it expands its reach throughout the UK, both through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.”  Daniel Bull, Investment Director at CLP, comments: “Since we first began speaking to the team in 2020 we could see that Goodlord had a clear vision for improving the way agents, landlords, and tenants interact. Since that time they’ve executed on that vision, and we’re excited to be a part of their continued growth story going forward.” ENDS About Goodlord ·  Goodlord is a property technology company with a mission to provide the best renting experience in the world. ·  Goodlord brings together the core elements of the lettings process in one integrated online platform. Goodlord significantly improves the renting process for agents, landlords and tenants alike, while integrating market-leading products and services at the optimal time for improved conversion rates and profits ·  The London-based property technology company has grown rapidly and now handles thousands of tenants weekly, making it one of the largest players in the UK ·  For more information see www.goodlord.co ·  For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Rhiannon Evans-Young at Crest on [email protected] or 07815 325 148 About Highland Europe  Highland Europe invests in exceptional growth-stage software and internet companies. Active in Europe since 2003 as Highland Capital Partners and formally launched in 2012, Highland Europe has raised over €1.8 billion and has invested in companies such as Adjust, Camunda, ContentSquare, Featurespace, GetYourGuide, Malwarebytes, MatchesFashion, Nexthink, Smartly.io, Talentsoft, WeTransfer, Wolt, Yoobic and Zwift. About Columbia Lake Partners Columbia Lake Partners is an experienced team of investors  providing growth capital to UK and European technology companies. They’ve worked with more than 60 companies to date, helping them to scale whilst allowing the founders, management teams, and existing investors to own more of their business at exit.

Highland Capital Partners Investments

621 Investments

Highland Capital Partners has made 621 investments. Their latest investment was in Coin Metrics as part of their Series C on April 4, 2022.

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Highland Capital Partners Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/6/2022

Series C

Coin Metrics

$35M

No

3

2/11/2022

Series A

Relief

$15M

Yes

17

1/26/2022

Series C

Vecna Robotics

$65M

No

18

1/7/2022

Series C - II

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$99M

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10

11/16/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

4/6/2022

2/11/2022

1/26/2022

1/7/2022

11/16/2021

Round

Series C

Series A

Series C

Series C - II

Series B

Company

Coin Metrics

Relief

Vecna Robotics

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Amount

$35M

$15M

$65M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

17

18

10

10

Highland Capital Partners Portfolio Exits

164 Portfolio Exits

Highland Capital Partners has 164 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was ZeroFox Holdings on December 20, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/20/2021

Acq - Pending

$99M

3

10/27/2021

IPO

$99M

17

10/15/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

7

9/13/2021

Acquired

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10

8/26/2021

Acquired

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10

Date

12/20/2021

10/27/2021

10/15/2021

9/13/2021

8/26/2021

Exit

Acq - Pending

IPO

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

17

7

10

10

Highland Capital Partners Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

Highland Capital Partners acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was J.McLaughlin on November 22, 2011.

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Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

11/22/2011

Debt

$99M

Acq - Fin

3/24/2008

Private Equity

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$99M

$99M

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0

6/5/2003

Other Venture Capital

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$99M

$99M

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0

Date

11/22/2011

3/24/2008

6/5/2003

Investment Stage

Debt

Private Equity

Other Venture Capital

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

$99M

Note

Acq - Fin

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Sources

0

0

Highland Capital Partners Fund History

28 Fund Histories

Highland Capital Partners has 28 funds, including Highland Capital Partners 10B.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/8/2020

Highland Capital Partners 10B

$21M

1

8/22/2019

Highland Private Equity & Mezzanine Fund

$15.07M

2

6/20/2019

Highland Capital Partners 10A

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$6.66M

1

6/21/2018

Highland Capital Partners X

$99M

10

10/11/2013

Highland Capital Partners IX

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/8/2020

8/22/2019

6/20/2019

6/21/2018

10/11/2013

Fund

Highland Capital Partners 10B

Highland Private Equity & Mezzanine Fund

Highland Capital Partners 10A

Highland Capital Partners X

Highland Capital Partners IX

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Open

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Amount

$21M

$15.07M

$6.66M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

2

1

10

10

Highland Capital Partners Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Highland Capital Partners has 1 strategic partners and customers. Highland Capital Partners recently partnered with Osborne Clarke on December 12, 2017.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

12/21/2017

Vendor

United Kingdom

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Capital partners on a loan up to EUR 25 million for eGym

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Capital Partners partners on a loan up to EUR 25 million for eGym .

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Date

12/21/2017

Type

Vendor

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

News Snippet

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Capital partners on a loan up to EUR 25 million for eGym

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Capital Partners partners on a loan up to EUR 25 million for eGym .

Sources

1

Highland Capital Partners Service Providers

3 Service Providers

Highland Capital Partners has 3 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

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Provider Type

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Highland Capital Partners Team

31 Team Members

Highland Capital Partners has 31 team members, including current Founder, General Partner, Robert F. Higgins.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Robert F. Higgins

Harvard Business School, CRV, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of the Treasury

Founder, General Partner

Current

Terry Jones

President

Current

Ted Philip

Managing General Partner

Current

Seth Berry

OnCorps, Fidelity Ventures, and Weil Gotshal & Manges

Managing Partner

Current

Peter Cornetta

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Robert F. Higgins

Terry Jones

Ted Philip

Seth Berry

Peter Cornetta

Work History

Harvard Business School, CRV, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of the Treasury

OnCorps, Fidelity Ventures, and Weil Gotshal & Manges

Title

Founder, General Partner

President

Managing General Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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