The HarbourVest Boston Team

Matthew Souza, CPA

Principal, Portfolio Management


About Matthew

Matt Souza joined HarbourVest in 2005. He is involved in all aspects of HarbourVest’s secondary investment activities, including the analysis and monitoring of secondary transactions, portfolio construction, and allocation of investment opportunities.

Matt joined HarbourVest from HLM Venture Partners, where he spent four years as a financial analyst and assistant controller. His prior experience also includes working as an auditor in Ernst & Young’s financial services group.

Matt received a BS (cum laude) in Accounting from Boston College in 1997 and an MBA from Babson College in 2003.

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”).