The HarbourVest Boston Team

Simon Kotzeff

Senior Vice President


About Simon

Simon Kotzeff joined HarbourVest in 2019 and is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Operations team. Simon is focused on supporting and enabling the overall Investor Relations strategy and providing operational support to the entire Investor Relations organization. His responsibilities include working alongside the Global Head of IR and Account Managers to build and lead the commercial operations organization.

Simon joined the Firm from Access Information Management, where he was most recently a vice president of sales strategy and operations. At Access, Simon was responsible for leading revenue-generating initiatives with go-to-market strategy, sales enablement and technology capabilities. Prior to this, he was a case team leader at Bain & Company.

Simon received a BA in Economics from Harvard College in 2007 and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2013.

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”).