One Year HHTFI - People & Network

Aug 04, 2021 | Katleen Vandersmissen

After launching HERAN Partners and setting up HERAN HealthTech Fund I in 2020, we now look back on a year full of challenges and successes. We want to seize the occasion to answer some questions about HERAN HealthTech Fund I and how we see the future of healthcare.

 

What kind of investor is HERAN Partners?

As we deliberately limit the number of investments,we are able to allocate sufficient time for a hands-on approach to support companies throughout their lifecycle. We combine a people-oriented mindset with a clear entrepreneurial spirit. As we bring extensive experience in scale-ups, commercialisation and science, we willingly share our technical and industry knowledge to allow the teams to progress in the most efficient way.

We combine a people-oriented mindset with a clear entrepreneurial spirit. Katleen Vandersmissen - Managing Partner

After one year, which achievements is HERAN most proud of?

We feel confident that we have built a small, but strong team which combines a broad range of backgrounds and experience. As this is only the start of the HERAN adventure, we look forward to further establishing our reputation as a prime healthcare investor and to becoming a reference in thought leadership. Our team has many ideas for knowledge sharing and bringing CEOs & teams together. We firmly believe that on the back of great achievements, future funds will likely be larger and more diversified.

How does HERAN stay on top of recent developments?

We tend to hold close relationships with people within the industry and research institutes. We have built– and continue to build through active reach-out – a valuable network with whom we share information and deal insights. To support us in the decision making process for new investments, we have established a high-quality Advisory Board and surrounded ourselves with industry experts with profound experience in commercialisation and sciences. Furthermore, we gain knowledge about the industry through conferences, healthcare-specific literature, and scientific papers.

 

We tend to hold close relationships with people within the industry and research institutes.

What is key to HERAN’s success?

Simply, it is all about people. We understand that success is highly dependent on the people who are behind it. This is not only valid for the HERAN team, but also for the portfolio companies. We are continuously looking to expand our network with high-quality human capital for our Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the portfolio companies, and industry experts whom we can rely on for due diligence.

 

 

TIMING: THREE SERIES DEEP DIVE 'ONE YEAR HHTFI'

1.     Investment Strategy: July 8th

2.     People & Network: August 4th

3.     Looking ahead: September 1st

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