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…


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…


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 (hosted by Matt Snow, distributed by MassVentures) 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


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…


A Market Map of all New England Deals This Past Month

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We’re back with another monthly deals recap! Per Crunchbase Data, February ’21 was a very active month in New England with over 50 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:


The Largest Startup Acquisitions in New England, 2011–2021

Source: Aperian Global

As covered by the Globe, the Times, and others, the $1.1 billion acquisition of Drizly by Uber (NYSE:UBER) was a major outcome for Boston and the broader New England startup ecosystem. While our ecosystem is widely recognized as a leader in biotech and the old guard of growth equity, the Drizzly acquisition shows that consumer technology startups on the East Coast can compete head-on with Silicon Valley and have just as meaningful exit outcomes. To that line, this market map is covering some of the largest New England startup M&A exits for…


The Largest Startup Acquisitions in New England, 2011–2021

As covered by the Globe, the Times, and others, the $1.1 billion acquisition of Drizly by Uber (NYSE:UBER) was a major outcome for Boston and the broader New England startup ecosystem. While our ecosystem is widely recognized as a leader in biotech and the old guard of growth equity, the Drizzly acquisition shows that consumer technology startups on the East Coast can compete head-on with Silicon Valley and have just as meaningful exit outcomes. To that line, this market map is covering some of the largest New England startup M&A exits for…


A Market Map of This Month’s Venture Deals in New England

As January comes to a close, we’ve compiled compiled a recap of all the monthly deals in New England. From what’s been reported, there was a lot of later stage (Series B-D) activity with a few Pre-Seed and Seed rounds. Without further ado, here’s the list:


A Market Map of New England Startups Founded 2016-Present

Welcome back to our series on New England startups with diverse founders. As a reminder, the specific criteria for this market map series is the “Black / African American Founded” and “Hispanic / LatinX Founded” filters in Crunchbase for New England startups founded since 2016. Without further ado, here’s the list:

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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