The HarbourVest Boston Team

Tyler Smith, CFA

Vice President


About Tyler

Tyler Smith joined HarbourVest in 2017 and focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-investments.

Tyler joined the Firm from Eaton Vance, where he spent time in the Boston and London offices and was most recently a senior equity research associate focusing on the oil & gas and utilities sectors.

Tyler received a BBA (summa cum laude) in Finance from the University of Notre Dame in 2013. He is conversational in Spanish. In 2017, he received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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”).