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 […]
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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 […]
Boston, MA -– MassVentures, a leading seed and early stage tech-focused VC firm, conducted a survey of the Massachusetts innovation economy. The goal of the survey is to gain a broad perspective on the innovation economy for early stage technology companies in Massachusetts – what is working and where are the gaps. Respondents included entrepreneurs, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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MassVentures is a venture capital firm focused on fueling the Massachusetts innovation economy by funding early-stage, high-growth Massachusetts startups as they move from concept to commercialization.
MassVentures focuses on Series A investments and considers occasional and opportunistic seed rounds. We provide capital for first-time CEOs and/or founders and consider industry segments not adequately served by the venture community.
Our track record of success combined with our expertise, contacts and support for entrepreneurs makes MassVentures an attractive venture partner for early-stage companies in Massachusetts.
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