12 June 2012

Jury Member Profile for LT-Innovate Awards: Laurence Garrett from Highland Capital Partners

As a General Partner on Highland’s European team, Laurence Garrett primarily focuses on venture growth opportunities in the information technology sector for the European market. Prior to joining Highland, Laurence spent over 14 years in venture capital with 3i. He left 3i as head of the European technology team and a member of the 3i venture leadership team. He was responsible for investments in several communication and technology companies producing realized returns of overthree times invested capital. Laurence’s investments include: CSR plc (IPO), UbiNetics Ltd (acquired by Aeroflex Inc), Trigenix Ltd (sold to Qualcomm Inc), Ezurio Ltd (acquired by Laird Technologies plc), Icera Inc, Cambridge Semiconductor Ltd and Insensys Ltd (acquired by Moog Inc). Laurence began his career with Deloitte working in their Leeds and San Francisco offices.

At Highland Capital Partners, we have always been focused on one goal: to help great people build great companies. Since our inception in 1988, we have invested in over 200 seed, early and growth stage companies – 90 of which have gone public or been acquired to date. We emphasize 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.

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