Highland Capital promotes Warby Parker’s Hunt to partner

Highland Capital Partners has promoted Andy Hunt to partner. Hunt is a co-founder and director at Warby Parker Eyewear.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Highland Capital Partners, a global venture capital firm focused on building great companies by putting the entrepreneur first, today announced that Andy Hunt has been promoted to the position of Partner.
In a move that strengthens the investment effort in New York, Andy will continue to focus on sourcing and leading new investments in consumer technology and ecommerce as he works with the exceptional entrepreneurs building the next generation of innovative and market leading companies.
“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,” says Bob Davis, Partner with Highland. “This promotion recognizes the meaningful achievements Andy has made to date and our confidence in his efforts going forward.”
In addition to his role at Highland, Andy is a co-Founder and Director at Warby Parker Eyewear, which has fundamentally altered the $100 billion prescription eyewear industry. Andy joined Highland in 2011, where he has focused on consumer internet opportunities in New York. Among others he is currently involved in the firm’s investments in Harry’s, Oyster and OpenSky. Prior to founding Warby Parker, Andy worked in healthcare IT venture capital at SV Life Sciences and as an investment banker at Cain Brothers in New York. Andy earned his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Brown University.
About Highland Capital Partners
Founded in 1988, Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm focused on putting the entrepreneur first. With offices in Menlo Park, Cambridge and Shanghai, Highland has raised over $3 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 225 companies, resulting in category-defining businesses across consumer and enterprise technology. Investments include Aereo, Ask Jeeves, Bromium, Gigamon, Leap Motion, Lululemon, LevelUp, Lycos, MapQuest, Nebula, Qihoo 360, Quattro Wireless, Rent the Runway, Starent Networks, Sybase, VistaPrint and WePay. For more information, visit www.hcp.com.

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