Diverse Teams Outperform


Deep tech is where we live. MassVentures finds, funds and fosters early-stage deep tech that fuels economic growth across the Commonwealth.

Diverse Teams Outperform is our investment thesis, and we are intentional about supporting founding teams with diverse backgrounds or from diverse geographies in the state.

If you're ready to take your research to market, learn more about our funding options.

We offer venture investment, business guidance, grants, and an extensive network of partners who can help you grow your business.


Much More than a Venture Capital Firm

MassVentures is a venture studio at its core with an emphasis on academic spinouts and building diverse teams that convert research and early-stage ideas into companies serving underserved areas in the Commonwealth.

By providing not only financial resources but also strategic direction, operational support, and access to a network of experts, MassVentures provides portfolio companies a greater chance of success.

MV Capitalour deep tech venture studio fund, grant programs and revenue-based loans.

MV Accelerate: our technical assistance offerings such as SBIR support, MassVX, Partner Program, the Commercialization Accelerator and the Fundable Founder Podcast.

MV Spinouts: our support programs for the licensing and commercialization of academic research through MTTC and MATTO.


Commercialization Accelerator

The Commercialization Accelerator offers short video classes from our network of experts on topics from spinning out and IP strategy to getting funding and going to market.

The Commercialization Accelerator is free, we simply ask that you register for the site.


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Here's What Founders Have to Say

The grants and support provided by MassVentures were key to our early pilot success, which has been the spring board for Ascend's future success.

Eric Gratz

Cofounder, Ascend Elements

Ginkgo wouldn't be here without the capital from the START program.

Jason Kelly

Cofounder, Ginkgo Bioworks

Since our incorporation in 2019, Aeroshield has taken advantage of the Catalyst grant program, InnovateMass, the START grant program, and equity investment at critical stages in our company growth. The capital resources have allowed us to achieve exciting technical and market goals while working with the dedicated MassVentures team has helped us grow our vision for sustainable materials. Especially as a female CEO of a manufacturing startup, it can be hard to find compassionate advice and help; the team at MassVentures has provided that support when my team or I needed it.

Elise Strobach

Cofounder and CEO, Aeroshield

MassVentures has been a central partner to Aclarity providing dilutive and non-dilutive capital, access to resources in and out of the region, and support as we commercialize our complex, deep tech product in the field. Notably, MassVentures accelerated our Series A fundraise as the first organization to commit funding, propelling others to do the same. The MassVentures team continues to offer their deep expertise in growing startup organizations drawing from each individuals' backgrounds with support and encouragement.

Julie Bliss Mullen

Founder and CEO, Aclarity


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