A  Castor Ventures


     Office Locations:

788 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: 603-518-8112



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Castor Ventures was launched in 2016 with a simple premise: MIT alums investing together can have a greater impact than investing individually. Founded by Alain Hanover, the funds of Castor Ventures are a series of Launch Angels Funds, LLC. Launch Angels Management Company, LLC (LAMC) is the General Partner to Castor Ventures Funds. LAMC is a Massachusetts-based venture capital firm. Castor Ventures is not affiliated with nor officially sanctioned by MIT. Castor exclusively co-invests with top tier lead VC and PE investors. The group does not lead rounds, set valuations, or take Board seats. Castor offers efficient access to capital and also bring a powerful alumni network to the table (nearly 10,000 MIT alumni in its community). Founding Managing Partner of the fund, Alain Hanover, is an experienced venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur (Co-founder of CommonAngels, CEO and Founder of Viewlogic), as well as an MIT alum.

    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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    Alain Hanover Founding Managing Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      Activ Surgical



      Series B





      Series A





      Series A





      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

      Activ Surgical
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      Ayar Labs
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      BRIO Systems
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      Pet Plate

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