A SKILLED VENTURE TEAM

the RIGHT EXPERIENCE, PASSION and CAPITAL to FUEL YOUR SUCCESS.

Team

Charlie

Charlie Hipwood

President and CEO

Vinit

Vinit Nijhawan

Managing Director

Jason

Jason Allen

Vice President, Investments

Priya

Priya Yadav

Vice President, Investments

Gail

Gail Cormier

Operations Manager

Board of Directors

Damon Cox, Chairman

Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship  at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mark Attia

Assistant Secretary at The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office for Administration & Finance (A&F) 

Craig Stepno

Director of Research, MA Office of the Treasurer

Nate Collins

Account Executive at Catalant Technologies

Bill Asher, Secretary

Retired Partner from Choate, Hall, and Stewart

Cynthia Bouthot

President of Space Commerce Matters

Jack Turner

Retired Associate Director MIT Technology Licensing Office

Janice O'Reilly, Treasurer

Partner, AAFCPAs Managed Accounting Solutions

Rene Jarquin, Vice Chairman

Partner and CIO at Single Point Partners

Our mission

The Mission of MassVentures is to support the early-stage ecosystem in Massachusetts by filling capital gaps and providing strategic technical support. 

MassVentures fulfills this mission by:

  1. Sourcing investment and grant opportunities and moving new opportunities through due diligence for investment approval
  2. Supporting venture and START portfolio companies with Board representation, strategic advice, operating support, and additional capital as needed
  3. Supporting the early-stage ecosystem by providing general advice and introductions to entrepreneurs, speaking on relevant panels, judging pitch competitions, providing mentorship both informally formally through organizations such as MassChallenge and TechStars