Why it Matters That Ben Franklin Tech Partners’ New Team Brings Clinical Experience to Healthcare Investing

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania has formed an investment group to support the development of early-stage companies focused on health care technologies and outcomes.

The four-person health care investment team will led by Jennifer Hartt, who will serve as its managing director. Since 2006, Hartt has closed more than 150 investments totaling about $45 million in more than 80 companies while in the role of director of investments at Ben Franklin. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Hartt said the group’s focus will be on “guiding innovation’s role in developing better equitable access to care by developing better ventures which advance it.” She said their ultimate client is the person whose health and wellness is positively impacted by that innovation.

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