Venture Capital – The Catholic Healthcare Way

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Venture Capital – The Catholic Healthcare Way
How the Nation’s Largest Catholic Healthcare System Invests in Innovation

  Speaker: Matt Hermann, Senior Managing Director, Ascension Ventures
Live by Videoconference
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Noon - Room 203

Villanova University School of Law’s Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting a lecture entitled “How the Nation’s Largest Catholic Healthcare System Invests in Innovation.”

Join us for an interactive session with a seasoned venture capitalist, Matt Hermann, who will discuss his experiences as medical innovation intersects with the venture capital market and the Catholic healing mission.

Ascension Ventures was launched in 2001 as a wholly owned investment subsidiary of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic health system in the US. Today, Ascension Ventures has more than $550 million in capital under management, and its investors include 7 nonprofit healthcare systems in the country.

Matt Hermann actively leads Ascension Ventures' overall investing efforts. Matt has held board member or observer roles at several Ascension Ventures portfolio companies, including Advanced Practice Strategies, BioImagene, BodyMedia, Isto Technologies, Millennium Pharmacy Systems, and ZONARE. He also serves on the board of BioEnterprise. Before joining Ascension Ventures in 2001, he served as vice president with Atlantic Medical Management, LLC, a New York-based venture capital management company focused on early- to mid-stage healthcare services and information technology investments. Prior to that, Matt served in financial management roles at two publicly traded healthcare companies, Nutrition 21, Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and worked at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City. He holds a BS in Engineering from Tufts University, and an MBA in Finance from New York University, Leonard N. Stern Graduate School of Business.