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29 - 30 June 2021
Virtual EventBST (British Summer Time)/UTC+1

Sam Brooks
Partner at Highland Europe


Sam currently represents Highland Europe’s investments in, Outfittery, Cision (Brandwatch), AppLovin (Adjust), Corsearch (Incopro) and Camunda.

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 and Photobox (acquired by Exponent Private Equity and Electra Partners).

Sam holds a Dip. Computer Science from the 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.

Agenda Sessions

  • Structural changes in the European tech investment landscape