The HarbourVest Boston Team

Alex Robins

Vice President


About Alex

Alex joined HarbourVest in 2016. He left the Firm to attend business school and rejoined HarbourVest’s direct investment team in 2021 after completing his MBA. Alex focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-investments.

Alex’s previous experience includes two years with Nomura Securities, where he was an investment banking analyst in the Acquisitions & Leveraged Finance Group. His prior experience also includes a position with Graham Partners.

Alex received a BS (cum laude) in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University in 2014 and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2021.


Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).