The HarbourVest Tel Aviv Team

Dorit Zak


Tel Aviv

About Dorit

Dorit Zak joined the HarbourVest Tel Aviv investor relations team in 2023 and focuses on enhancing and maintaining relationships with new and existing investors.

Prior to joining the Firm, Dorit was the head of Alternative and strategic relationships at Poalim Equity, the investment arm of Bank Hapoalim, one of Israel’s largest banks. Prior to that she headed Alternative investments at Clal Insurance, a leading Israeli Insurance company, where she managed a portfolio of over 200 funds. In both roles Dorit was responsible for investing in various fund strategies and geographies. Dorit also headed direct investments for both firms heading all due diligence and investing processes. Prior to those roles, Dorit was an investment banker both at Poalim Equity and at Merrill Lynch.

Dorit received an MBA from Duke University and a BA in Economics and Statistic from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

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”).