The HarbourVest Boston Team

Hannah Bend

Senior Vice President, Data Management & Analytics


About Hannah

Hannah Bend joined HarbourVest in 2005 and is a leader of the Firm’s global information technology team, focusing on enabling the Firm’s pursuit of data and analytics by providing data visualization and exploration capabilities, data science and enhanced user support.

Hannah began her career with the Firm’s Portfolio Analytics team where she held multiple roles from Analyst to Assistant Director within the group prior to establishing the Business Intelligence function at the Firm.

Hannah received a BA in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from Boston University in 2005 and a graduate certification in Data Science from Harvard University in 2017.


Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).