VC  Allston Venture Fund nture-fund/

     Office Locations:

127 Western Ave.
Allston, MA 02134



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Allston Venture Fund is an investment collaborative focused on providing both pre-seed funding and equity-free grants to ventures led by Harvard students. Formed in 2019, The Allston Venture Fund is an investment collaborative focused on providing funding to high-potential, high-impact ventures led by Harvard students. The fund is currently backed by the following six firms: Bain Capital | Ajay Argawal, General Catalyst | Larry Bohn, GETTYLAB | Aniq F. Kassam, Highland Capital | Paul Maeder, Polaris Partners | Terry McGuire, Underscore | Michael Skok. The Allston Venture Fund is an independent enterprise that is not affiliated with Harvard. Harvard does not endorse, and is not responsible for, any investment, activity, product or service of The Allston Venture Fund or its investors. The fund will invest ~ $700,000 per year, over three investment periods: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Investments take the form of a SAFE and range from $10,000 to $100,000 each.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ajay Argawal Principal
    Aniq F. Kassam Principal
    Larry Bohn Principal
    Michael Skok Principal
    Paul Maeder Principal


    Portfolio companies include:


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