Making Venture Capital More Inclusive

Making Venture Capital More Inclusive

Blog post: February 21, 2021 As an entrepreneur and early-stage investor, I like to think about the contributions of inventors during Black History Month. George Washington Carver, Dr. Shirley Jackson, Marian Croak, and Charles Drew, to name a few. We all know the story of George Washington Carver and his …

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MassVentures START Funds Give Kytopen an Early Boost

START Funds Give Kytopen Early Boost

Blog post: February 3, 2021 Kytopen co-founder Professor Cullen Buie studied mechanical engineering, first at Ohio State, then at Stanford. After landing a faculty job at MIT in 2009, he turned his research focus from microfluidic pumps for automotive fuel cells, to microbial fuel cells—devices that harness cell metabolism to …

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Our 2020 Progress & 2021 Forecast

Our 2020 Progress 

Blog post: January 14, 2020 With 2020 in the rearview mirror, we at MassVentures are hopeful that 2021 will bring healing, recovery and prosperity to the Commonwealth, and to the nation at large. To help stabilize and grow the Massachusetts economy in the year ahead, our team is rolling up …

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MassVentures is Supporting the Massachusetts Recovery Plan

"To ensure we continue to lead in this space, $62 million in existing capital funding through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and MassVentures is available to support recovery and growth." BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $774 million comprehensive plan to stabilize and grow …

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Funding for Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy Innovation

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $1.6 million in funding for 12 energy efficiency and clean energy startup companies and researchers, including five awards focused on advancing innovation in the Commonwealth’s nation-leading energy efficiency sector. The funding, which comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Catalyst, InnovateMass, and …

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2020 START Winners

MassVentures is pleased to announce the winners of $3.1 million in SBIR Targeted Technologies (START) grants: Imperia Batteries, Inc. (Andover) - Specialty High Energy Lithium Ion Batteries Quantum Diamond Technologies, Inc. (Somerville) - Biomedical research detection and clinical diagnostics instrumentation and assays 14bis Supply Tracking (Burlington) - Systems interoperability for …

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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 …

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