The HarbourVest Boston Team

Tao Guo

Vice President, Senior Tax Manager


About Tao

Tao Guo joined HarbourVest in 2018 and currently oversees the US withholding tax for all HarbourVest entities and US tax compliance for Real Assets funds and Credit funds. Her responsibilities also include tax-related communications with existing and prospective investors.

Tao joined the Firm from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was a Tax Director with the International Tax Service-Financial Service.

Tao received a MS in Accounting from Suffolk University and a BS in Economics from Beijing Technology and Business University. Tao is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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”).