Paul Maeder is focused on building the next great online higher education, robotics, and software companies. As a founder and general partner at Highland Capital Partners, Maeder has over 35 years of experience in venture capital and has been a director of many public and private companies. He currently serves on the boards of 2U, Inc. and Exagrid. Maeder was the chair of the National Venture Capital Association during the creation and passage of the JOBS Act and served on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Maeder has also served on the Board of Trustees at Princeton University, as the board chair of BB&N School, and as board chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. He has been recognized by the prestigious Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry and was a recipient of the Mass Technology Leadership Council Commonwealth Award. Maeder holds a BSE degree from Princeton University, an MS from Stanford University, and a Harvard MBA.