A SKILLED VENTURE TEAM

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

The MassVentures team believes their job is to serve entrepreneurs. I've heard many times an investor say the words "let me know how I can help," but MassVentures shows me their team's commitment to helping entrepreneurs through actions (i.e. hosting educational events, helpful referrals, individual strategy meetings over coffee, etc.).

Jason Freeman

Founder and CEO, Prolific Works

The value for me is really our conversations. I've found MassVentures to offer solid guidance and a genuine interest in helping the company. I often call you first while I'm still formulating my thoughts because I know you won't judge me based on not appearing decisive, and know that you will be supportive.

Adam Honig

Founder and CEO, Spiro Technologies

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

Rene Jarquin, Vice Chairman

Partner and CIO at Single Point Partners

Janice O'Reilly, Treasurer

Partner, AAFCPAs Managed Accounting Solutions

Bill Asher, Secretary

Retired Partner from Choate, Hall, and Stewart

Melissa James

CEO, Tech Connection

Cynthia Bouthot

President of Space Commerce Matters

Ashley Stolba

Chief of Staff, Harvard Allston Land Company

Jack Turner

Retired Associate Director MIT Technology Licensing Office

Nate Collins

Account Executive at Catalant Technologies

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