I  Venture Development Center


     Office Locations:

University of Massachusetts, Wheatley Hall, Third Floor 100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: 617-287-6070



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Education & Training
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Opened in May 2009, the Venture Development Center incubates promising, early stage technology and life science companies in an 18,000 sq. ft. facility. Based in Boston on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, the incubator's companies come from all around the region. Venture Development Center also supplies companies with full service, ready-to-use desks, benches, offices and laboratories available on a month to month basis. When an incubator startup is close to being fundable, VDC's entrepreneur in residence arranges one-to-one meetings with angel and venture investors to get their feedback, and prepare them for an eventual funding pitch. Recently, Sigma Venture Partners, Prism Ventures, North Bridge, and CommonAngels have met one-to-one with the companies. Industry focus for companies located at the VDC include: Life science therapeutics, diagnostics and instruments; information technology for health, education and business. Startups launching at the VDC have a 93% fundraising success rate, averaging $4,477,386.

    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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    Serena Yan Wang Program Manager
    Susan Hanlon-Daudelin Director of Industry Relations
    William Brah Founder, Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Anthurium Solutions
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      BIOARRAY Therapeutics
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      Boston Bioprocess
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      College Miner
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      Differential Proteomics
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      Factor Bioscience
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      GeoMed Analytical
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      Noblegen Biosciences
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      Pressure BioScience
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      Symmetric Computing
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      Synaptic Global Learning
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