HarbourVest Partners, LLC is a global private equity investment firm. It was founded in 1997 to assume the business of Hancock Venture Partners, Inc., which was formed in 1982. HarbourVest is 100%-owned by members of the investment team. HarbourVest invests in all types of private equity funds, including venture capital and leveraged buyout funds, and also directly in operating companies. HarbourVest currently manages investments in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and emerging markets.