Entries by MVStaff

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $3.3 Million to Start-ups to Spur Technology Development in Massachusetts

MassVentures START Program, in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, awards grants to cutting-edge Massachusetts companies MARLBOROUGH – June 27, 2018 – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $3.3 million to 19 innovative, early-stage, high-growth companies in Massachusetts. Made possible by a collaboration between the MassVentures START program and the MassCEC, these awards will help grow employment opportunities, promote manufacturing and commercialization, and […]

MassVentures’ President to Step Down

BOSTON – Monday, June 17, 2019 – Jerry Bird, the President and CEO of MassVentures, which runs the oldest public venture fund in the country, has announced his decision to step down, effective August 30, 2019. Bird joined MassVentures in 2005 after working in private venture capital funds for the previous 9 years, and was promoted […]

Applause Announces Acquisition by Vista Equity Partners

Vista’s investment and expertise in accelerating high-growth companies will help Applause scale and become the software quality backbone for the world’s most successful digital experiences August 23, 2017 BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Applause, the global leader in digital experience quality, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading investment […]

MassVentures Backs Growth at Content Raven with Follow-on Investment

New Funding will Enable Content Raven to Meet Market Demands for Sales, Training and Entertainment & Media Solutions MassVentures today announced a repeat investment in Content Raven, the leader in global secure content engagement.  Content Raven announced a 3x increase in revenue year-over-year, from 2014 to 2015. The growth is fueled by a strong increase […]

First-time Founders Fuel Growing Boston Marketing-Tech Space with Funding from MassVentures

MassVentures, The State of Massachusetts’ VC arm, announced today that it has participated in the latest round of funding for Jebbit. The Boston-based company works with clients such as Dell, EMC and Reebok to more efficiently engage and convert potential consumers with interactive quizzes, content and more. Jebbit’s solution requires no code integration and powers […]

Bill Asher

Secretary of the MassVentures Board Retired Partner Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP VIEW FULL BIO