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Launchpad Venture Group is a Boston-based angel investment group which provides funding and advice to early-stage companies with management teams and headquarters in the greater Boston area. Launchpad looks for innovative, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity where our investment can make a difference. We help entrepreneurs succeed by providing both human and financial capital. Launchpad Venture Group consists of individual angel investor members interested in achieving superior returns by financing privately held companies at an early stage of development.

Launchpad is the largest angel investing group in the Northeast and one of the top three most active groups in the United States in both deal volume and dollars invested. We have a broad base of active members from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including high-technology, financial services, industry, life sciences and healthcare. Launchpad's membership brings a wealth of connections to potential customers, service providers, partners and future sources of financing.

Launchpad focuses on the seed through Series A stages and will invest between $250,000 and $1,250,000 per round. Launchpad looks to syndicate larger opportunities with other angel groups and venture firms. Its members sit on company boards where they help recruit new management, develop strategic partners, refine product and go-to-market strategies, and raise subsequent rounds of funding.

Launchpad focuses on investments in technology, healthcare, life science, greentech and edtech. Launchpad will consider opportunities from other areas if group members have expertise and the opportunity is deemed to have the potential to generate superior returns. Detailed sector focuses are software / IT, web and e-commerce, media and social media, mobile and wireless, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, networking and telecom, cleantech, renewable energy and edtech.

Launchpad invests in companies with management teams and headquarters in the greater Boston area (but in certain circumstances will invest in companies based farther north in New England or slightly south in New York City.)  

Launchpad has two forums in which new companies present: 

  • a Catalyst forum focused on getting to know approximately a dozen companies per meeting through very short pitches and networking and
  • a main monthly forum where three companies make detailed fundraising pitches to the full Launchpad membership.

In either case, a company starts with an online application and is then either invited to the Catalyst forum, or referred to a scouting team for evaluation for the main monthly forum. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to track down a Launchpad member anywhere in the community or online and speak to us about your company. We would be delighted to hear from you.

 
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