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 many of my VC and angel interviews, particularly in regards the Michigan and North Carolina investors. Likewise, I am thankful for Elon Parent’s Council member Scott Barnum, who was a major help with setting up interviews with West Coast-based investors. In addition, I would like to acknowledge and thank all of the people associated with the Love Award, including but not limited to Dean Raghu Tadepalli, Kristin Barrier, Nicole Filippo, the selection committee, and everyone else who makes The Love Award possible for Elon students. I am deeply grateful for all of the investors interviewed taking valuable time out of their days to contribute to this research. I also am indebted to all the finance faculty who have taught me — Dr. Todd Stonitsch, Dr. Jongwan Bae, Dr. Kate Upton, and Dr. Chris Harris. I would never have been where I am today without them. …


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

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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 the recent investments from these funds (since January 1, 2019). This list is not meant to be comprehensive — it will miss any round not reported in Crunchbase and will de facto exclude all pre-funding companies. For a more complete view of all funded companies, we recommend checking each firm’s website for the current portfolio list and checking PitchBook (for those who have subscriptions). …


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

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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

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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:


A Market Map of New England Startups Founded 2016-Present

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Cheers to the New Year! We hope you’re well-rested from the holidays and setting yourself up for a happier, healthier, and more productive 2021. This week’s market map is the beginning of a two part series on New England Startups with diverse founders. The specific criteria is using 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:


A Market Map of all New England VC Deals for December ‘20

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As we approach the winter holidays we have a final monthly deals recap market map for you. With a new year, and a light at the end of the tunnel (vaccine rollouts), we are looking forward to a better, brighter, and healthier 2021. Things are looking bright for New England, as capital floods into biotech, deeptech, and just about all tech in the region. Again, we’re thankful for all you founders and investors continuing to move forward with your plans to make the world a better place! Now, onto the deals. [NOTE: Round info per Crunchbase reporting]


A Market Map of all New England VC Deals for November ‘20

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2020 has been such an eventful year to say the least. We know you’re all excited to finish up the final month of December and get onward with 2021 as we hopefully approach a vaccine. But nonetheless, the New England entrepreneurial ecosystem has remained incredibly resilient. In the spirit of Thanksgiving (we hope you had a great one by the way), we’re profiling all the New England venture deals for the month of November ’20 — we’re thankful for all you founders and investors continuing to move forward with your plans to make the world a better place! [NOTE: Round info per Crunchbase reporting. Max of three investors displayed per company.]

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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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