Paul Maeder is a co-founder and general partner at Highland Capital Partners in Lexington, MA. Paul invests in Information Technology companies at every stage of development. He has more than 32 years of software experience and more than 24 years in venture capital. Paul currently serves on the boards of Avidyne, Bit9, BlueTarp Financial, Cyren Call, Imprivata, Predictive Biosciences, StreamBase Systems, Vertica and Village Ventures. Paul also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association.
Paul is a former director of Avid Technology, CheckFree, Chipcom, HighGround Systems (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Mainspring (acquired by IBM), Relicore (acquired by Symantec), SCH (acquired by Legato Systems), SQA (acquired by Rational Corporation), Sybase (Nasdaq: SYBS), VistaPrint (Nasdaq: VPRT)and WebLine Communications (acquired by Cisco Systems). Before co-founding Highland, Paul was a general partner at a Boston-based venture capital partnership where he concentrated on software investments. Prior to entering venture capital, he held operating positions for six years in high-growth technology companies.
Paul is an avid skier, ocean sailor, and flies a homebuilt plane as both an ultralight and commercial pilot.
Editor’s note: Massachusetts, in the eyes of Highland Capital Partners co-founder and general partner Paul Maeder, has three problems with its startup engine. That’s okay, because Maeder has three solutions.... Read more »