I  MassChallenge


     Office Locations:

21 Drydock Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 888-782-7820



  • Seed



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



    MassChallenge is a global startup competition to accelerate the launch and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses. Anyone can enter, with any idea, from anywhere in the world. Physical activities will take place in Massachusetts where innovation resources are most concentrated. MassChallenge is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) leveraging both public and private funding. The benefits for startups include a four month program, free office space, and $1M in cash rewards. The 111 startups supported in the 2010 accelerator raised over $100M in outside funding and created 500 new jobs in under 12 months. The group accelerated another 125 startups in 2012. In aggregate 835 MassChallenge startups have raised $1.1B+ in funding, generated $520M+ in revenue & created 6,500+ jobs.

    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
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription.
    Akhil Nigam Founder and President
    Desmond Pieri Chief Operating Officer
    Joanna Meiseles Senior Director
    John Harthorne Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Karl Buttner Chief Mentorship Officer


    Portfolio companies include:

      Alkeus Pharmaceuticals
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      Bounce Imaging
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      Casa Couture
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      Cocomama Foods
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      Dynamo Micropower
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      Guided Surgery Solutions
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      Integral Reach
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      Lovin' Spoonfuls Inc
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      NBA Math Hoops
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      Strong Arm Technologies
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      Tinfoil Security
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