The HarbourVest Boston Team

Kim Stokes

Vice President, Marketing


About Kim

Kim Stokes joined HarbourVest in 2022 and focuses on global marketing and brand strategy.

With 20 years of marketing experience, Kim brings knowledge from a diverse range of industries, including biotech, healthcare, technology and consumer packaged goods.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kim was head of marketing at biotech firm Goodcell and was responsible for brand development, marketing strategy, and multi-functional go-to-market planning. She was also head of digital & media at Boston Beer Company. 

Kim received an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix Online and a BA in International Politics and Economics, and Mandarin Chinese from Middlebury College.  Having spent 7 years working in Beijing, Kim also has global expertise. 

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”).