The vast majority of our assets are concentrated in a handful of competitively advantaged companies. Some are listed below.
"HighSage is a tremendous strategic partner for us, always available with innovative insights on our industry. They view the world through the lens of long-term value maximization, which aligns perfectly with our long-term growth objectives."
David Spector, CEO of PennyMac Financial
“HighSage is truly long-term oriented, strategic, supportive of our leadership team, and I’m grateful to have them as a partner. They like to lean in when others could not or would not.”
Joey Levin, CEO of IAC
"HighSage has been a highly supportive and value-added contributor to Re:Build Manufacturing’s growth since we founded the company in 2020. We regularly reach out to engage with Owen to share ideas, discuss strategy, and assess new opportunities because we gain substantial benefit from the dialogue. HighSage embodies what it means for an investor to be not just a source of capital but an actual partner that helps drive our thinking, and by extension our business, forward."
Jeff Wilke, Chairman, and Miles Arnone, CEO of Re:Build Manufacturing
"HighSage have been an ideal partner on our growth journey, they take a long term view, provide insightful opinions, make valuable connections and are prepared to follow their money."
Rishi Khosla, Co-Founder and CEO of OakNorth
In addition we opportunistically provide growth capital to software, consumer, and financial services businesses with attractive unit economics.
"Many investors are purely capital providers, HighSage has made themselves valuable in so many more ways than that - from strategic discussions, to talent recommendations, to enterprise introductions - they play the part of a partner more than just an investor."
Henry Schuck, Founder and CEO of ZoomInfo
"HighSage has been one of Mark43’s strongest investors and strategic partners over the last several years. Owen and his team’s unique understanding of our market, our differentiators, and our business allow HighSage to contribute where many could not."
Scott Crouch, Co-Founder of Mark43
"I want to thank HighSage for their extraordinary commitment to Obligo. It has been inspiring to witness their enthusiasm and dedication to helping us reach our potential. With their funding and support, we have been able to take our company to the next level and expand our reach. They have not only given us invaluable resources, but also provided invaluable advice that has enabled us to make positive changes in our business. I look forward to continuing to work with Owen and the rest of the HighSage team for many years to come."
Roey Dor, Co-Founder and CEO of Obligo
"Owen and the HighSage team are thoughtful and dependable partners. They helped us prepare to be a public company and have continued to support us since our IPO. I’d recommend them to any entrepreneur."
Trina Spear, Co-Founder and CEO of FIGS
"Owen and the HighSage team are incredibly thoughtful and quickly developed conviction in our team, business model, and vision. Once they did, they worked collaboratively with both us and our existing investors to find an optimal deal structure. Since then, they have been an unwaveringly supportive partner and helped us with both customer introductions and capital allocation."
Kabir Shahani, Co-Founder of Amperity
"Owen and the HighSage team are some of the best out there when it comes to understanding what it truly means to sell software to the public sector. From day one, they took the time to deeply understand our business and our end market – and moved quickly and creatively to support us when we needed it. It has been that way ever since – HighSage continues to be a trusted and important partner."
Amos Haggiag, Co-Founder and CEO of Optibus
“HighSage has been a trustworthy thought partner who understands the government sector. HighSage operates with an infinite time horizon, just like our customers, and they've continuously demonstrated their commitment to our building a lasting company. They have supported us at every turn, providing us timely advice and access to their deep network of mission aligned investors. Owen is always available and provides an invaluable perspective, given HighSage's involvement across a variety of asset classes and his personal firepower. We are fortunate to have HighSage as capital partners and can't recommend them more highly.”
Oliver Noteware, Founder and CEO of Street Smarts VR
“HighSage and Owen have been awesome to work with as we build Nomad Homes. We talk a lot about company execution, but Owen and team have absolutely executed as our investors. They always have the best interest of our company at heart and always go above and beyond on what they promise to deliver. You can count on them to be true partners for your company.”
Helen Chen, Co-Founder and CEO of Nomad Homes
“Owen is not only a great person and super knowledgeable, but also a valuable long-term partner. His deep knowledge of markets, particularly also the public markets, allows for interesting and impactful conversations. I appreciate his availability whenever I need something, and his ability to grasp complex concepts quickly. These qualities make him a smart guy to work with.”
Roger Dudler, Co-Founder and CEO of Frontify
"I consider myself lucky to call HighSage a partner. Owen is everything you could ask for in an investor: high integrity, extremely sharp, eager to be helpful while not overreaching, and gutsy enough to double down when we really need him."
Matt Schwartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Afresh
“In 2020, HighSage participated in LendBuzz’s Series B investment round. The company has grown significantly since, and HighSage has always been a committed and helpful capital partner. The team has a broad perspective on our industry, on both private and public companies, and provides us with helpful insights and connections as our business continues to evolve. It is a pleasure working with the HighSage team!”
Amitay Kalmar, Co-Founder and CEO of LendBuzz
"Owen and the HighSage team have been incredible partners to Karat. Their public company knowledge and expertise is unique and has helped us grow our customer pipeline. Leveraging their insights, we have built relationships and gained commercial traction with multiple Fortune 500 companies. We are thankful for their support."
Mohit Bhende, Co-Founder and CEO of Karat
"Owen is the kind of partner you dream of as an entrepreneur - sharp, kind, and intensely passionate about the businesses and people he invests in. He's a phenomenal intellectual sparring partner, always taking the time to go deep and truly understand before challenging or offering advice. At times early on he saw a bigger, better version of both me and our business than even I did, and has pushed me to see those things for myself. I'm very grateful to have met him and the HighSage team, and value our relationship a tremendous amount."
Damir Hot, Co-Founder and CEO of Canalyst
"HighSage actually means it when they say their door is open. They are hands-on with us in testing and providing feedback on new products and serving as thought partners as we think about adjacencies. Owen and his team have gone to great lengths to bring us their network, which we’ve converted into new customer leads and new content sources for our platform. We are thrilled to be partnered."
Michael Elnick, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Tegus
“HighSage is one of Prelude's most important partners - their understanding of both early-stage companies and enduring public companies makes them remarkably unique. They are helpful, intellectually rigorous, and supportive to both the company and to our ecosystem (cybersecurity). We are very grateful to be able to partner with Owen and the HighSage team.”
Spencer Thompson, Founder and CEO of Prelude
"HighSage has been an excellent partner to us. The team is incredibly sharp. Uniquely they blend support and empathy for early-stage founders with significant experience in public market investing, which helps their portfolio see around corners (and provides an incredible network). Would highly recommend!"
Benji Encz, Co-Founder and CEO of Ashby
“Owen is one of the smartest investors that I've come across in my 15 years in business. He is, at the same time, very analytical and supportive, which is so rare. The thing I value most in our collaboration is his combination of strategic thinking and a willingness to spend the time necessary to provide insights into important tactical decisions. Owen is an investor whose thesis is not merely temporal, but informs the mission driven philosophy of what HighSage stands for. Owen is an investor whose conviction stands the test of changing times, and thus is an invaluable partner for us as we build something truly iconic together. We are lucky to have Owen as an investor, a partner and a friend.”
Borya Shakhnovich, Co-Founder and CEO of AirSlate
Note: The companies shown on this page are select investments made by HighSage Ventures or a prior related entity.
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