The Rittenhouse Ventures investment team supports emerging-growth companies from funding to exit, bringing expertise in fundraising strategy, business operations, technical development, and sector domain knowledge.

OVER 50 YEARS
collective team investing experience

Capital Providers
for the region
SINCE 1985

Investments in
OVER 40 COMPANIES
in the last 15 years

OVER 50 YEARS
collective team
investing experience

Capital Providers
for the Region
SINCE 1985

Investments in
OVER 40 COMPANIES
in the last 15 years

Team

Managing Partner

Bruce is the Co-Founder of Rittenhouse Ventures. He was a General Partner of the Edison Venture Fund from 1998 to 2006, prior to managing Rittenhouse Ventures.

As a banker, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, Bruce brings 30 years of experience in financing technology companies across the greater Philadelphia area. He has been an active member of regional investment community, as the past Chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group (now MAC Alliance) and as a member of professional organizations in venture capital and corporate growth.

Bruce’s extensive investment experience in software for healthcare, pharma, and financial services makes him an ideal strategic partner for entrepreneurs.

 

Select Portfolio Involvement

  • Kynectiv
  • Tabula Rasa Healthcare
  • Miria Systems
  • Core Solutions
  • Gain Capital
  • Virtual Edge
  • Fiberlink
  • Octagon Research
  • InnaPhase
  • Cadient

Select Prior Experience

  • Edison Venture Funds
  • Penn Valley Capital
  • PNC Equity Management
  • Fidelity Bank

Education

  • MBA – Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • BA, Economics – Duke University

Managing Partner

Co-founder of Rittenhouse Ventures, Saul has been active within the technology community for over twenty years as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and technologist.

Through board involvement and strategic advisory, Saul has developed a strong technical background in software development and systems administration.

Saul has a passion for developing emerging technologies, while supporting entrepreneurs throughout the growth process.

 

Select Portfolio Involvement

  • Workplace Dynamics
  • Take the Interview
  • GSI Health
  • Halfpenny Technologies
  • Maverick Network Solutions
  • Click Equations
  • Concerro

Select Prior Experience

  • Himalaya Capital
  • Lucent Technologies, New Ventures
  • Zapper Technologies Ventures

Education

  • MBA – Columbia Business School, Columbia University
  • BA, Economics – Columbia University

Principal

Jayson has experience in venture capital, technology, sales, and marketing.

Prior to Rittenhouse, Jayson served as the President and Managing Director of the Wharton Social Venture Fund, a student-run organization that discovers, evaluates, and secures early-stage investments in key social sectors.

In his previous roles, Jayson has routinely advised promising technology startups on advanced marketing and sales strategies. Besides a sector focus in healthcare, he has a passion for education technology customer engagement solutions.

 

Select Portfolio Involvement

  • WealthHub
  • Haystack Informatics
  • KickUp
  • Life.io

Select Prior Experience

  • Google, Inc.
  • Teach for America
  • U.S. Fulbright Fellowship

Education

  • MBA – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Political Science – Yale University

Chief Financial Officer

Steve is the CFO for Rittenhouse Ventures, while serving as the Managing Director for Strattech Partners, LLC, based in Devon, PA, which was founded in 2000 as a business consulting and venture capital firm.

Over the past 15 years, Steve has been the acting CFO for a number of venture-backed firms in the Philadelphia region.

Steve has nearly 30 years of finance and operational experience across companies in commercial banking, energy, chemical, and venture-backed technology.

 

Select Prior Experience

  • Strattech Partners, LLC
  • City Line Motors, LLC
  • Atlantic Richfield (ARCO)
  • ARCO Chemical
  • Huntington Bancshares

Education

  • MBA – University of Michigan
  • BA, Economics – Duke University

Analyst

Justin is an analyst for Rittenhouse Ventures.

With over 10 years of finance and operational experience, Justin has a passion for innovation and early-stage investing.

From 2011 to 2015, Justin served as an associate for the Mid-Atlantic Angel Group, a Philadelphia-based angel group who provides equity capital to seed and early-stage, technology-based, high-growth companies across the mid-Atlantic region.

 

Select Prior Experience

  • Mid-Atlantic Angel Group
  • SEI Investments

Education

  • BA, Management – West Chester University

Advisory Board

As a part of the Rittenhouse portfolio, our companies benefit from our active involvement and our strong professional network. Our Advisory Board members lend their experience to provide industry insight and strategic assistance.

Britton H. Murdoch

Rittenhouse Ventures Fund Principal and Investment Committee Member

Brit H. Murdoch

Founder and Managing Director of Strattech Partners, LLC

Britt has over 25 years of experience as a senior financial executive for numerous venture-backed technology and public growth companies across the Philadelphia region. He has served as the CFO or Board Director of Fiberlink, Internet Capital Group, Airgas, and V-Span. He is Chairman of the Board at the Bryn Mawr Trust Company, and he was a Trustee for Thomas Jefferson University from 2006 through mid- 2016. Britt is the Founder and Managing Director for Strattech Partners, LLC, a business consultancy firm that develops growth-stage companies.

John Ryan

Rittenhouse Ventures Investment Committee Member

John Ryan

President at Devon Hill Ventures

John was the founder and Chairman of SunGard Data Systems and is Chairman of Devon Hill Ventures, an early-stage investing firm focused on information technology companies, where he was an early investor and active director in over 25 such companies. Most had successful exits, including eResearch Technology, Neoware Systems, Integrated Systems Consulting Group, SevOne, Health Market Science, and more. Four, most memorably, did not. John continues to work actively with two emerging companies.

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal

Rittenhouse Ventures Advisory Board Member

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal

President, CEO, and Board Director of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal has over forty-five years of experience in economic development, business investment, regional planning, and public-private partnerships. With a current portfolio of over 175 technology companies, Rosenthal has led Ben Franklin Technology Partners since 1996, growing its reputation and impact through innovative partnerships across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Most recently, Rosenthal helped design and launch the region’s Health Care Innovation Collaborative, creating industry solutions by unifying universities, corporations, investors, healthcare providers and insurers. She also catalyzed the development and launch of ImpactPHL, a new regional alliance focused on growth of the Greater Philadelphia’s impact economy. RoseAnn has served on various public, private and non-profit boards, as well as government commissions and task forces.

Britton H. Murdoch

Rittenhouse Ventures Fund Principal and Investment Committee Member

Britt Murdoch

Founder and Managing Director of Strattech Partners, LLC

Britt has over 25 years of experience as a senior financial executive for numerous venture-backed technology and public growth companies across the Philadelphia region. He has served as the CFO or Board Director of Fiberlink, Internet Capital Group, Airgas, and V-Span. He is Chairman of the Board at the Bryn Mawr Trust Company, and he was a Trustee for Thomas Jefferson University from 2006 through mid- 2016. Britt is the Founder and Managing Director for Strattech Partners, LLC, a business consultancy firm that develops growth-stage companies.

John Ryan

Rittenhouse Ventures Investment Committee Member

John Ryan

President at Devon Hill Ventures

John was the founder and Chairman of SunGard Data Systems and is Chairman of Devon Hill Ventures, an early-stage investing firm focused on information technology companies, where he was an early investor and active director in over 25 such companies. Most had successful exits, including eResearch Technology, Neoware Systems, Integrated Systems Consulting Group, SevOne, Health Market Science, and more. Four, most memorably, did not. John continues to work actively with two emerging companies.

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal

Rittenhouse Ventures Advisory Board Member

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal

President, CEO, and Board Director of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal has over forty-five years of experience in economic development, business investment, regional planning, and public-private partnerships. With a current portfolio of over 175 technology companies, Rosenthal has led Ben Franklin Technology Partners since 1996, growing its reputation and impact through innovative partnerships across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Most recently, Rosenthal helped design and launch the region’s Health Care Innovation Collaborative, creating industry solutions by unifying universities, corporations, investors, healthcare providers and insurers. She also catalyzed the development and launch of ImpactPHL, a new regional alliance focused on growth of the Greater Philadelphia’s impact economy. RoseAnn has served on various public, private and non-profit boards, as well as government commissions and task forces.