HTPA

Definitive Agreement

Packable / Pharmapacks

Highland Transcend Partners I Corp.

Raised
$300M
CIK
1828817
Focus
Ecommerce, Media, Software, Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Ian Friedman, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Ian Friedman has served as our CEO and a member of our board of directors since inception. Since January 2020, Mr. Friedman has worked as an investor in the venture capital industry. From September 2012 to October 2019, Mr. Friedman served as the Co-Head of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Venture Capital and Growth Equity team, a banking and financial services company. From September 2008 to July 2010, Mr. Friedman served as a Private Equity Investor of Bain Capital, LLC, a private investment firm. From September 2006 to July 2008, Mr. Friedman served as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm. Mr. Friedman has also served on the board of thredUP since 2015. Mr. Friedman holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a degree in Honours Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business. We believe that Mr. Friedman is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive business and investment experience in the venture capital industry and his knowledge of the disruptive commerce; digital media and services; and enterprise software industries.

Bob Davis, Executive Chairman

Bob Davis has served as our Executive Chairman and a member of our board of directors since inception. Since 2001, Mr. Davis has worked as an investor in the venture capital industry with Highland Capital Partners where he currently serves as General Partner. From June of 1995, Mr. Davis was the Founder and CEO of Lycos (IPO), a leading internet portal and media destination, and served as such until its October 2000 acquisition by Terra Networks for $5.4B. Mr. Davis served as the CEO of the newly formed Terra Lycos until February 2001 and then as the Vice Chairman of Terra Lycos until 2003. Mr. Davis has served on numerous public company boards including Lycos, Ticketmaster and John Hancock Financial Services, he has also served on many private company boards, principally through his role as a venture capital investor. Mr. Davis holds a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College and a BS from Northeastern University with Highest Distinction. We believe Mr. Davis’s extensive knowledge in the areas of commerce and technology coupled with his experience as a venture capitalist makes him well qualified to serve as a director.

Paul Maeder, Chief Financial Officer

Paul Maeder has been our Chief Financial Officer since inception. From 1987 to the Present, Mr. Maeder has been General Partner and the Chair of Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital company. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Maeder served as General Partner of Charles River Ventures, a venture capital company. Prior to joining Charles River Ventures, Mr. Maeder was an Engineer and Project Manager of Synemed, Inc., a biomedical engineering products company. Mr. Maeder also serves on the board of 2U (2010-Present) and Exagrid, Inc. (2017-Present). Mr. Maeder has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS from Stanford University, and a BSE from Princeton University.

Dan Nova, Chief Investment Officer

Dan Nova has served as our Chief Investment Officer and a member of our board of directors since inception. Mr. Nova has served as a General Partner of Highland Capital Partners since 1996. Prior to joining Highland in 1996, Dan was a Partner at CMG@Ventures from 1995 to 1996. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Nova was a Senior Associate at Summit Partners. Mr. Nova also serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies and has served as a member of the board of directors of publicly traded companies in the past. Mr. Nova holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Marketing from Boston College.