Martha Vorlicek
The HarbourVest Boston Team

Martha DiMatteo Vorlicek

Senior Advisor


About Martha

Martha Vorlicek was a managing director of the Firm who also served as HarbourVest’s Chief Operating Officer through late 2014. In November 2014, she became a Senior Advisor. Martha remains engaged with HarbourVest and serves on the Firm’s Audit committee.

She joined the Firm in 1992 from Ernst & Young, where she specialized in the entrepreneurial and emerging businesses practice, and was responsible for the audit of Hancock Venture Partners (the predecessor to HarbourVest Partners, LLC) for nine years. Martha was involved in all aspects of HarbourVest’s business, including fund formation, initial investments, portfolio and fund accounting, investment monitoring, liquidations, and strategic planning. She also oversaw the Firm’s finance, administration, and data systems operations.

Martha received a BS in Business Administration (with highest distinction) from Babson College in 1981. Martha was a founding board member of the Private Equity CFO Association and serves on the Board of Trustees of Babson College.

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”).