SpadXTech Uses Microbes to Create "Green" Insulation Material for the Construction Industry

SpadXTech Uses Microbes to Create

SpadXTech is harnessing the power of microbes to create innovative, environmentally-friendly cellulose-based insulation material for the construction industry. Founded in 2020 by Dr. Lina González and Connor Crawford, SpadXTech aims to replace spray polyurethane foam insulation, as well as fiberglass or Rockwool. These materials can be toxic and/or have large …

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Crisscrossing the State to meet  START-Funded Innovators

Crisscrossing the State to meet  START-Funded Innovators

August 17, 2022 (Original post on Linked In) One of my favorite things about working at MassVentures is paying site visits to the startups we fund through our START program. START provides non-dilutive grant funding to Massachusetts-based startups to help them convert their SBIR research into businesses and jobs, and …

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Life Sciences Innovation Thrives in All Corners of Massachusetts

 Life Science Innovation Across the Commonwealth

By Vinit Nijhawan and Karen Utgoff July 29, 2022- Life sciences innovation is alive and kicking across the Commonwealth. That message came through loud and clear at the 15th Annual Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation (MALSI) Day, held last week at District Hall in the Seaport. Close to 200 scientists, post-docs, …

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Announcing 2022 START Winners

Announcing 2022 START Winners

June 8, 2022 - It’s that time of year when we announce our new cohort of “START” winners. Now in its eleventh year, MassVentures’ START Program provides non-dilutive grant funding to Massachusetts-based start-ups to help them convert research developed under SBIR and STTR* contracts into businesses and jobs. It’s a …

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Celebrating Environmental Innovation

Celebrating Environmental Innovation

April 22, 2022--On Earth Day, MassVentures would like to celebrate and welcome the new companies in our investment portfolio--Seaspire Skincare, Adden Energy and Aclarity--who are innovating creative solutions to urgent environmental problems, from climate change, to dying coral reefs, to drinking water polluted with toxic "forever chemicals." And we'd also …

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 Keeping Indoor Air Safe in the Return to Normalcy

Keeping Indoor Air Safe in the Return to Normalcy

As businesses, institutions and organizations return to normal office life, keeping people safe from the coronavirus is top of mind. Responding to those concerns, the Biden Administration launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge on March 17. The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge calls on building owners, schools, colleges and …

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Our MVP for New Founders

Check out our MVP for New Founders

Even though we are investors today, most of us at MassVentures had our own startup(s) at one time. And looking back, it's humbling to recall how much we didn’t know back then and were too afraid to ask… Sometimes we didn’t ask because we did not know what we did …

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