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Why HighBar?

Since 1995, HighBar’s investing and operating teams have built significant technology companies in Silicon Valley.

Given our roots as a personal investment vehicle, we have always conducted ourselves as owner-operators. This philosophy of long-term value creation is a cornerstone of our investing principles, and we can relate to the challenges of building companies. Based on frameworks refined through personal experience, we offer a seasoned perspective, expertise and advice. HighBar strives to deliver a win for all constituencies by partnering with management teams and existing investors to unlock value.

The combination of technology expertise, capital and operational focus helps HighBar unlock value in our companies.

HighBar brings:

A dedicated partner with a deep understanding of technology, proven ability to effect operational change, and unique relationships across Silicon Valley.

An owner-operator philosophy that motivates our collaboration with teams, creating multiple paths to great outcomes.

A deep bench of talented executives to enhance existing teams and help our portfolio companies build on their technological edge.

Significant capital investment to fund a strategic transformation and long-term plan.

Experienced Investor

Experienced Investor

A dedicated partner with a deep understanding of technology, proven ability to effect operational change, and unique relationships across Silicon Valley.

Creative and flexible investor

Creative and flexible investor

An owner-operator philosophy that motivates our collaboration with teams, creating multiple paths to great outcomes.

Network of experienced
operating executives

Network of experienced
operating executives

A deep bench of talented executives to enhance existing teams and help our portfolio companies build on their technological edge.

“Paradigm shifting” investment

“Paradigm shifting” investment

Significant capital investment to fund a strategic transformation and long-term plan.

Our Partners

Management

HighBar believes that high quality people are the most important asset of a company. With each round of financing, the overhang of investor capital can create misalignment between investors and employees. This misalignment in the capital structure can be demotivating and often leads to imprudent short-term decisions.

HighBar’s transactions are structured to realign investors and management teams. We ensure that management is well incentivized to execute on targets defined in a revised strategic plan. Through a transaction with HighBar, companies gain an active lead investor and access to an extensive network of operating advisors.

Co-Investors

Existing investors can rely on HighBar as an experienced and engaged investor with the resources to create a path to liquidity and unlock value. We specialize in situations in which the investor syndicate is fatigued and potentially unable to invest enough new capital to transform the business. This inability to invest may stem from investor complexities inherent to syndicate investing. We work with investors to develop transaction structures that meet syndicate needs while fully capitalizing the business.

Service Providers

HighBar helps service providers help the business clients that they represent. We bring capital, engagement and execution from an investor with the resources needed to help achieve client goals.

Lenders

HighBar’s participation ensures that a company and its lenders have a strong partner that will promote fiscal discipline. HighBar is mindful of a lender’s capital, particularly in situations that require an operationally intensive work-out. In such instances, financial institutions with whom we have partnered in the past have achieved substantially improved returns.