A  Launchpad Venture Group


     Office Locations:

21 Rockridge Road
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 857-453-4434



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Medical Device
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    Launchpad Venture Group is a Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage technology companies. The group has over 150 active investors, with members coming from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including the technology, financial and service communities. Since 2001, Launchpad members have invested over $100 million in more than 125 startups. Launchpad will typically invest between $250K-$750K, and work with the company to proceed to the next stage. For Launchpad to achieve a high return on its investment, a prospective company must sell to potential markets of $100M+, and the group expects its portfolio companies to become market leaders with 30%+ market share within five to seven years. Launchpad meets on the second Wednesday of each month in Newton, MA, usually reviewing two company presentations. The group's members are well versed in multiple industries, including: Enterprise Software, Technical Software, Mobile Technologies, Medical Informatics, Medical Instrumentation, Chip Technology, General Instrumentation, Telecom, and Financial Services. Each year the group invests $8-10M in approximately 40-50 rounds of financing.

    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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    Alex Brown Managing Director
    Catherine Popper Board Member
    Christine Fuchs Board Member
    Christopher Mirabile Senior Managing Director and Board Member
    Dan Powdermaker Board Member


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

      Avaxia Biologics

      CIMCON Lighting
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      Constant Therapy
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      Gravyty Technologies
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      Practically Green
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