Office Locations:

411 Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-576-9555
Fax: 617-576-9551



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Founded in 1999, IncTANK Ventures is a seed stage investor that takes an active role in mentoring and supporting early stage ventures. IncTANK invests in Boston area technology ventures emerging from premier universities and research institutions with talented technical teams, defensible intellectual property, and compelling market opportunities. The firm targets the applied sciences including: biotechnology and life sciences; materials science; and computational science. Consistent with the firm's early stage focus, incTANK's seed investments range from $50,000 to $500,000, with follow-on Series A funding of $1-3M. The firm has an additional office in Tokyo, Japan.

    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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    Chad Jackson Managing Partner
    Karl Ruping Founder and Managing Partner
    Masanobu Tsukagoshi Venture Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Ligon Discovery
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      Misfit Wearables
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      Proteus Discovery
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