Note: This paper was originally published in 2018 as part of my Love Award research project at Elon University. Minor edits have been made in this version.

Acknowledgments

I am greatly indebted to Dr. Adam Aiken, my research mentor and advisor. This research could not have been made possible without his mentorship, guidance, and experience in the field of financial research, coding, financial analysis, and project planning. Dr. Aiken is a major asset to Elon University and I am honored to have been able to work with him. I would also like to thank Alyssa Martina, J.D./M.B.A., who helped set up…


A Market Map of Investments by The Engine, MIT Delta V, and E14 Fund

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the leading universities in the world for engineering, business, and technology. As a premier institution for the development of research, patents, and new ventures, the school has been wisely increasing its participation as an investor in the venture ecosystem (both directly and indirectly). Some of the main venture funds that have sprouted up to actively incubate and fund new ventures include The Engine, E14 Fund, and MIT Delta V. This market map provides a glimpse of some of…


Notes from my Podcast Interview with Matt Morris

For the third episode of the Aspiring VC Podcast, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Matt Morris, Impact Investment Fellow at Vectors Angel. We talk about Matt’s journey to joining Vectors Angel along with all things deep tech + clean tech. Matt brings the view of a Master’s in Engineering student with hands-on involvement in advanced energy technology. It is always amazing to get his perspectives on energy and technology and I particularly enjoyed hearing him speak about his motivation to work in the field. …


Notes from my Podcast Interview with Jason Allen

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For the second episode of the Aspiring VC Podcast, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with my colleague and mentor Jason Allen, Vice President of Investments at MassVentures. In the episode, we talk about Jason’s origin story (which includes a unique combo of law, divinity, startups, and VC), the Massachusetts technology ecosystem, the history of MassVentures, and Jason’s takes on the industry. I really loved this episode — as I do every conversation with Jason. Below are some useful summary notes on the key learnings from the episode.

REAL TALK: Dunkin’ vs. Starbucks Coffee


A Market Map of all New England Venture Deals Last Month

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We’re back with part II of the April 2021 monthly deals recap. Per Crunchbase Data, March ’21 was a very active month in New England with around 60 known deals. With everything from pre-seed to series E, this speaks volumes to the strength of the New England startup & venture ecosystem and perhaps the explosion of activity in venture capital as a whole. Now on to the list:


Notes from my Podcast Interview with Asher Kraut of Starburst Aerospace

Listen to this episode of The Aspiring VC Podcast!

For the inaugural episode of the Aspiring VC Podcast, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with my friend Asher Kraut, Technology Scouting Manager at Starburst Aerospace. In the episode, we talk about Asher’s origin story and dive into some hot takes on venture capital, deep tech, and living/working intentionally. I really loved this episode — as I do every conversation with Asher. Below are some useful summary notes on the key learnings I got from Asher.

REAL TALK: Dunkin’ vs. Starbucks Coffee


Announcing the Aspiring VC Podcast by MassVentures

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In recent years, much ink has been spilled on the notoriously opaque and closed-off world of venture capital that first emerged nearly 70 years ago. From books to blogs to YouTube and Podcast interviews, there is an abundance of educational content that was simply not possible before the internet — much of this made possible by venture investing itself. Some of my favorite titles in this category include:

In addition to the historical content, much practical education exists…


A Market Map of all New England Venture Deals Last Month

Image Source: Inc.com

We’re back with another monthly deals recap! Per Crunchbase Data, March ’21 was a very active month in New England with around 60 known deals. With everything from Pre-Seed through to Series E, this speaks volumes to the strength of the New England startup & venture ecosystem (and perhaps the explosion of activity in venture capital as a whole). Now on to the list:


A Market Map of all Crypto and Blockchain Deals in New England since 2017

With Coinbase valued at $90 billion to $100 billion ahead of its direct listing, BlockFi at a $3 billion valuation off of its series D raise, and Kraken rumored to be above a $10 billion valuation, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the space is exploding. While none of the above listed unicorns are headquartered in New England, there still has been an explosion of crypto VC deals in the region.

Storied’s latest market map takes a look at these deals, specifically those after Jan…


A market map series of all crypto and blockchain startup deals in New England since 2017.

With Coinbase valued at $90 billion to $100 billion ahead of its direct listing, BlockFi at a $3 billion valuation off of its series D raise, and Kraken rumored to be above a $10 billion valuation, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the space is exploding. While none of the above listed unicorns are headquartered in New England, there still has been an explosion of crypto VC deals in the region.

Storied’s latest market map takes a look at these deals, specifically those after Jan. 1, 2017. As a reminder, not all deals will be picked up by Crunchbase…

Matt Snow

Investor at MassVentures, BCO Board Member, & Stanford UIF Alum. Previously at Greenspring Associates & JKS Ventures. Elon ’18. | All opinions my own

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