The HarbourVest Boston Team

Alicia Sweeney

Senior Vice President, Communications


About Alicia

Alicia Sweeney joined HarbourVest in 2018 and is responsible for leading HarbourVest’s internal and external communications initiatives.

Alicia joined the Firm from Fidelity Investments, where she was vice president of corporate media relations, directing external regional communications and thematic media strategy for the company. Prior to Fidelity, she was vice president and head of public relations for North America at State Street Corporation where she oversaw corporate and business unit media strategy, including crisis management and C-suite media platforms across the firm’s asset management, custody, asset servicing, and brokerage divisions. Alicia was also the vice president of public relations and investor relations for Investment Technology Group and held senior PR roles at the International Securities Exchange and Instinet.

Alicia received a BA in Communications and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999.


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”).