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Irena is a co-founder and Partner with Highland Capital Europe. She currently represents Highland Europe on the boards of eGym, Jampp, Juniqe and WeTransfer, and is involved with the investments in adjust, Oro, Outfittery and ShopFully. Irena invests in growth-stage technology companies powered by passionate and focused founders.
Irena joined Highland Capital Partners in Boston in 2007, and established the first European office alongside Fergal Mullen. She was involved with the investments in Privalia, Spartoo and Wooga. Prior to joining Highland, Irena was at Flybridge Capital Partners, involved with the investments in Brontes Technologies (acquired by 3M), BzzAgent (acquired by Tesco) and Cartera Commerce. Irena has also worked at Bain & Company and at Tata Interactive Systems, developing e-learning applications in Mumbai, India.
Irena grew up in the Ukraine and speaks English, Russian, and French. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S., Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.