Are You a Founder? Let's Get Started!

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It's not enough to simply fund a startup. You need to have walked in the Founder's shoes.

Most of our team has already been in your shoes from beginning to end. We know exactly what you are going through, and we want to help you on your journey, and beyond.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a partner who can work with you throughout your business lifecycle; to fund you, advise you, and not just provide solutions, but actually help you implement them?

Then, you have come to the right place. Click on the Apply Now button below to submit your startup for consideration and see why we are a true partner to our portfolio companies.

There are many ways we help startups, but here are a few of the ways below:

 

  • Pre-seed and Seed
    • We work extensively with our portfolio companies throughout their business lifecycle
    • Act as the lead investor in many cases
    • Help you with your customer acquisition strategy
    • Help you build out an all-star management team
    • Prepare you for the next round of capital

 

  • Series A
    • We work extensively with our portfolio companies throughout their business lifecycle
    • Help you finalize your all-star management team
    • Help you build out your infrastructure
    • Help you articulate the strategy on how your business will scale
    • Prepare you for the next round of capital

 

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An entrepreneur can be defined in many ways, but in our opinion, it is a person who makes sacrifices for the greater good and the people around them. It is a battle of wits, ingenuity, hard work, commitment, and passion. This is not something everyone can do. It takes a unique individual to become an entrepreneur. We commend you, and we look forward to potentially working with you.

An Astounding Team

The founding team is a major factor in our decision-making process. We want to know how well you work together, how resourceful you are, how innovative you are, and how quickly you can make decisions and move through obstacles with conviction.

Early Stage Companies

We invest in early-stage companies at the Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A rounds. We feel that this is where we can add the most value.

Even if you feel like you aren’t ready to raise capital yet, it’s never too early to start the conversation.

Ability to Demonstrate Traction

At the pre-seed level, we want to know that you have a minimum viable product (MVP) and you have identified a go-to-market strategy.

At the seed level, we want to see that you have demonstrated product-market fit and you have assembled an all-star management team.

At the series A level, we want to see that you already have traction in the form of sales and users, and you are able to show that your business can scale.

Sector Flexibility

Although we may occasionally color outside the lines, we tend to focus on B2B/SaaS, FinTech, EdTech, Healthtech, and Consumer Products.

Large Markets

We fund companies that have the potential for massive growth. We want to know if the startup will be able to serve a large, multi-billion dollar total addressable market (TAM).

Geographic Reach

Although we are based in Boston, we invest across the United States, and in some cases, globally.

When you are a founder, it’s tough having to wait for anything. We get it. That’s why we try to be as mindful of your time as possible.

 

Here is our application and funding process:

  1. Get in Touch  – Click the next tab to Apply Online, or Contact Us if you have any questions.
  2. Discovery Call – Based on your application submission, if the company looks interesting to us, a member of our VC Firm will set up a time to speak with you to learn more about your company and see if your startup is a fit for our portfolio.
  3. Investment Committee Review – Upon passing the initial discovery call, we will schedule a call with some of our Investment Committee members to take a deeper look into your business and ask you some follow-up questions. After this call, we will make a determination on whether or not we want to move forward.
  4. Term Sheet and Due Diligence – If you made it here, congratulations! We will put together a term sheet for our investment, subject to a period of due diligence.
  5. Funding – If you have been funded, we will welcome you as one of our portfolio companies and begin working with you on the next phase of your business.

 

If you have additional questions, try our FAQ section.

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