Sam Brooks

PARTNER

Office: London, UK

sam@highlandeurope.com
+44.207.183.4326

 

Sam Brooks is a co-founder and Partner with Highland Europe focusing on investments in growth stage internet and software businesses. Sam represents Highland Europe on the Boards of adjustBrandwatchMatchesFashion.comOutfitteryCondecoMaropost and is involved in the investments in GetYourGuide.com, ContentSquare, StarLeaf and NewVoiceMedia.

Before joining Highland, Sam was a Vice President at Insight Venture Partners in New York where he spent over 6 years investing in expansion stage software and internet-enabled businesses. While at Insight Sam was involved with several investments including 3P Learning (ASX:3PL), Beatport (acquired by SFX), Netsmart Technologies (acquired by Genstar Capital), OverDrive (acquired by Rakuten), PerTrac Financial Solutions (acquired by eVestment), Primavera Systems (acquired by Oracle), Privalia (acquired by Vente-privee.com) and Photobox (acquired by Exponent Private Equity and Electra Partners).

Sam holds a Dip. Computer Science from University of Cambridge and an A.B., Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College.

As a former member of the U.S. National Rowing Team and Cambridge University Blue Boat, Sam has a strong interest in amateur sports. In addition to rowing, he enjoys cycling, swimming and cross-country skiing. A native of Boston, USA, Sam keeps a close eye on the Red Sox and Patriots from London, where he lives with his wife, son and two daughters.