The HarbourVest Boston Team

Renee Learned

Vice President


About Renee

Renee Learned joined HarbourVest in 2023 as a member of the direct co-investment team covering separately managed accounts (SMAs), focusing on the structuring and monitoring of customized direct co-investment solutions.

Prior to joining the Firm, Renee was the Director of Investor Relations at JAZZ Venture Partners where she focused on fundraising, co-investment, and LP relations. Prior to JAZZ, she worked at Credit Suisse for 5 years as an equity sector trader with experience in Healthcare, Energy and Consumer.

Renee received a BA in Political Science from Yale University.

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”).