The HarbourVest Boston Team

David Krauser



About David

David Krauser joined HarbourVest in 2019 as a product specialist focused on direct co-investments and works closely with both the investment and investor relations teams.

David joined the Firm from Porchlight Equity, a lower middle market private equity platform focused on consumer and business services investment opportunities. He was a managing director while at Porchlight Equity focused on all aspects of the investment and fundraising process. His prior experience includes roles at Highland Consumer Partners, CapitalSource Finance, and Wellington Management.

David received a BA in Economics and Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought from Amherst College in 2002.

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”).