ED  Boston Community Venture Fund


     Office Locations:

56 Warren Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02119-3236
Phone: 617-427-8600
Fax: 617-427-9300



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  • Information Technology
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) is a community development venture capital fund that invests throughout the Northeast in high-potential businesses providing both financial and social returns. The fund's typical initial investment ranges from $250,000 to $1.5 million, and investments cover a broad range of industries and company stages. The firm typically invests in companies with revenue history. BCVF is affiliated with Boston Community Capital, an organization focused on assisting lower-income people. Boston Community Venture Fund has offices in Boston and Amherst, MA.

    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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    Elyse D. Cherry President
    Sharon Shepard Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Acelero Learning
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      City Fresh Foods
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      ClearSource Bottled Water
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      Eating Well
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      Magellan Biosciences
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      SpringBoard Technology
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      TREK Diagnostic Systems
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      WorkSource Staffing Partnership
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