VC  XFactor Ventures

     Office Locations:

Boston, MA



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    XFactor Ventures is focused on making pre-seed and seed stage investments in companies with billion dollar market opportunities that have at least one female founder. XFactor Ventures invests in companies with a female founder - the 'X Factor' - who have the insight and drive to build the next billion dollar company. The firm provides needed capital, the connections and 'in the trenches' advice and mentorship to its portfolio. The firm targets a $150k one-time investment. XFactor was launched by Boston venture capital firm Flybridge Capital as a way to address the gap in funding for female entrepreneurs. The firm was started by Kate Castle and Chip Hazard of Flybridge, but its investment team is made up of female entrepreneurs spanning Boston, New York and San Francisco. The XFactor investing partners are current successful operators, who have collectively raised over $150M in capital for their own companies.

    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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    Aihui Ong Investment Partner
    Allison Kopf Investment Partner
    Amanda Bradford Investment Partner
    Amy Nelson Investment Partner
    Aubrie Pagaano Investment Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Aliro Quantum
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      Apostrophe Health
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      Athena Security
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      Atomos Space
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      Give InKind
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      One Step Software
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      Snappy Screen
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      The Riveter
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