Entries by MVStaff

MassVentures Invests in Curoverse to Accelerate Development of Open Source Biomedical Big Data Platform

MassVentures today announced its investment in Curoverse.  Curoverse has raised $1.5 million to accelerate commercial development of the Arvados open source platform for genomic and biomedical big data and bring to market products and services based on the platform. Arvados was released as a free and open source project in April 2013 at http://arvados.org. Today, […]

MassVentures Crosses the $1B Threshold

This year marked a significant milestone for MassVentures. With its recent investment in Content Raven, we have now attracted over $1B of outside investment capital to our portfolio companies. Through its investment gains, MassVentures has leveraged $14M of state funding into $91M of its own investments. More importantly, because of the capital and commitment of over […]

Red Sox nutritionist on MassVentures-backed company, Segterra

Excerpts from Xconomy: Like a lot of people in New England, Tara Mardigan didn’t get much sleep Sunday night. Unlike a lot of people, Mardigan is team nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox. Asked what she put in Gomes’s cereal yesterday, she jokes that it was “100 percent natural.” And that’s about all Mardigan would say specifically […]

Governor Patrick Celebrates State’s Thriving Robotics Industry

Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated growth and opportunity in the Massachusetts innovation economy during a tour of Harvest Automation’s onsite manufacturing facility and robotics testing area. Harvest Automation manufactures sophisticated robots to support the agricultural industry at farms across the nation. The company’s growth from two to 37 employees has been bolstered by state investment through […]

MassVentures’ Companies Muzzy Lane, Vsnap and uTest Take Home Prestigious 2013 MassTLC Leadership Awards

Three MassVentures’s companies, Muzzy Lane, Vsnap and uTEST each received an award at the Mass Technology Leadership Council‘s prestigious leadership awards ceremony earlier this month. In front of a crowd of more than 700 technology executives, the companies took home some of the night’s most honored awards. The finalists for the 2013 MassTLC Leadership Awards program […]

MassVentures is moving!

As of September 27, 2013, MassVentures will be moving to Boston’s new Innovation district! We look forward to being part of the vibrant technology community in the area.  Our new address will be: MassVentures 308 Congress Street, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02210 (In the same building as the Boston Children’s Museum) Our phone numbers will remain the […]

The Venture Forum Business Plan Competition is Open

Details and Registration When: September 7, 2013 Where: WPI Higgins Labs, Room 116, Worcester, MA Program Topics: 9:00 am WHAT TO PUT IN AND NOT PUT IN YOUR FINANCIALS DAVID FOGEL, CPA, Managing Director                Swifton CFOs LLC 9:30 am PERFECTING YOUR PITCH ANNETTE REYNOLDS, Executive Director 128 Innovation […]

2013 Innovation Economy Survey Results Show….

Over the past few months MassVentures has conducted research with the goal to gain a broad perspective on the state of the funding market for early stage technology companies in Massachusetts – what’s working well, what are the gaps, and how has it changed since we last conducted this research in 2011. We received over […]

First-time CEO Leans on MassVentures for Guidance

“The MassVentures team is willing to take a risk and invest in first-time CEOs and leading-edge emerging market segments not typically served by the Massachusetts venture community. They have been an active supporter of our strategy, growth and continued success.” Read the full story..

State Support Helps Realize the Goals of Health Care Reform

“We all know that Massachusetts is a world leader in healthcare. The State of Massachusetts through MassVentures, the Mass Tech Collaborative and the Massachusetts eHealth Institute has helped create an environment that will continue to position Massachusetts as a leader in both healthcare delivery and innovation.” – Hamid Tabatabaie, CEO and co-founder, lifeIMAGE. Read the […]