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


Charlie Hipwood, President and CEO

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Jason Allen, VP Investments

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Damon Cox, Chairman of the Board

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

Mark Attia, Board

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

Craig Stepno, Board

Director of Policy and Outreach MA Office of the Treasurer

Nate Collins, Board

Account Executive at Catalant Technologies

Bill Asher, Board

Retired Partner from Choate, Hall, and Stewart

Cynthia Bouthot, Board

President of Space Commerce Matters

Jack Turner, Board

Retired Associate Director MIT Technology Licensing Office

Jay Tuli, Board

EVP of Retail Banking and Residential Lending at LeaderBank

Janice O'Reilly, Board

Partner, AAFCPAs Managed Accounting Solutions

Rene Jarquin, Vice Board

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