The HarbourVest Boston Team

Juan Castano

Vice President


About Juan

Juan Castano joined HarbourVest in 2022 as a member of the investor relations team, with a focus on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing asset owners, allocators and consultants. He is responsible for developing and delivering the Firm’s investment capabilities across the Western U.S. institutional landscape.

Prior to joining the HarbourVest, Juan was a Vice President and member of the U.S. iShares Institutional Sales business at BlackRock. Over the course of his 8-year tenure, he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with strategic institutional investors, specifically U.S. and Canadian pension plans.

Juan received a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University, with concentrations in Finance, Marketing and Art History. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational French.

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”).