Manish Patel, Highland Capital Partners

Highland Capital Partners appoints Manish Patel as partner

Highland Capital Partners has strengthened its consumer internet and digital media practice with the appointment of Manish Patel as a partner in its Menlo Park office.

After spending nearly seven years at Google building the products and teams responsible for many of the company's key product offerings, from AdWords and AdSense, to Google TV and Google Maps, Patel (pictured) joined Highland in late 2010 to extend the firm's reach into the Bay Area entrepreneurial community.

His background in engineering and design has been instrumental in growing the firm's local portfolio, with active involvement in Leap Motion and Game Closure, among several other companies.

In his new role as Partner, Patel's efforts will be dedicated towards growing the firm's consumer internet, mobile and digital media practice, with a key focus on the emerging market of companies that use technology to solve problems at a human scale.

"Manish's background of business strategy, design and engineering make him a unique member of the Highland team," says Peter Bell, general partner at Highland. "His capacity to discover and advise the exceptional talent that's a trademark of Silicon Valley is unmatched. We're very fortunate to have him at Highland and look forward to his continued success at the firm."

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