The HarbourVest Boston Team

Sean Carolan

Vice President


About Sean

Sean Carolan joined HarbourVest in 2017 and is currently involved in all aspects of HarbourVest’s Direct Co-investment activities, primarily focusing on investment allocation, fund management, portfolio construction, client service, and fundraising.

Sean began his career at HarbourVest with the Firm’s Enterprise Continuous Improvement (ECI) team, where he focused on streamlining investment lifecycle processes and organizational redesign. Sean joined the Firm from The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he was most recently a Senior Process Consultant focused on leading people, process, and technology improvement opportunities.

Sean received a BS in International Business with a concentration in Finance from Bryant University in 2011. 

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”).