VC  Rough Draft Ventures

     Office Locations:

20 University Road, Floor 4
Cambridge, MA 02138



  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet
  • Storage & Hardware



    Rough Draft Ventures is a student partnership that invests $5-25K into the most talented and driven student tech entrepreneurs in Boston. The firm is currently limiting investments to Greater Boston area colleges and universities. Undergrads, graduate students, and MBAs all qualify. At least one of the main founders has to be student. Rough Draft focuses on investments with a heavy software focus, including hardware/software systems companies. The firm's initial investments are backed by local VC firm, General Catalyst. Over $230 million of follow-on capital has been raised.

    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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    Ellen Chisa Mentor
    Nimi Katragadda
    Nitesh Banta Co-Founder
    Paul Hillen
    Peter Boyce Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:


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      Medinas Health
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