Heran HealthTech Fund I

A fund for pioneers and disrupters in HealthTech and MedTech
Joris Mortelmans
Partner / CFO
Joris is an experienced CFO, formerly active in different sectors such as energy, telecom and pharma. He started his career at EY, to later take up leading financial roles in an energy company and a CMO. As CFO of the family office of Annie Vereecken since 2017, he further broadened his expertise and gained multiple experience in the field of investments.
Annie Vereecken
Founding Partner
Annie has been a groundbreaking entrepreneur since the beginning of her career. Via strong focus on data and innovation and PE-backed buy-and-build trajectory, she build a large clinical laboratory group, changing the landscape in the world of fertility and data handling along the way. After the acquisition of the laboratory group, she started investing in startups and scale ups in life science and actively driving innovation in healthcare.
Katleen Vandersmissen
Managing Partner
Katleen holds a PhD in Chemistry and started her career heading one of the R&D and QA labs of Umicore. She later joined McKinsey, focussing on strategy and M&A. As investment manager and head of the Health&Care department at institutional investor LRM, for 7 years, she knows the world of startups and scale ups in the life science sector inside out.
Herman Verrelst
Founding Partner
Herman is an experienced serial entrepreneur who successfully founded and sold 3 spin-offs of the University of Leuven. With the sale of Cartagenia to Agilent, Herman moved to California to lead a Genomics & Clinical Applications division of Agilent. At the moment, he is CEO of Biocartis (BCART - EURONEXT), a molecular diagnostics company.

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