The Yard Community Newsletter — November 2022

Content at the intersection of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and our Harvard community.

Written by

Michael Madden

Published on


2 min

IN THIS ISSUE: End of year reflections, special 20% discount on Droplette’s smart skincare solutions, investment spotlight on Axoft’s novel brain implants, and more.

End of Year Reflections

As we near the end of another very successful year here at The Yard Ventures, we often use this time to connect with our portfolio companies, our individual investors, and others in The Yard community. We are looking forward to sharing our End of Year summaries with our investors as we recap 2022 and begin planning for the launch of Fund 8 in early 2023. If you’d like to get some time together over the coming months to catch up, get acquainted, or learn more about owning a venture capital portfolio, please reach out or click below.

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The Yard Portfolio Updates

Axoft has developed novel brain implants using soft, durable, brain-like polymer material that can be utilized for a wide array of neurological diseases. The Yard participated in an $8 million seed round led by The Engine. Read Feature Story »

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We invite existing investors to visit your Club portal for updates from Managing Partner Michael Madden and our team, including webinars and events, Syndications, portfolio news, and more. Visit Club Portal »

Campus and Community Update

The Harvard Innovation Labs is welcoming 26 ventures into the 2022-2023 Launch Lab X GEO cohort, a global startup leadership program designed to help early-stage, Harvard alumni-led ventures grow into sustainable and disruptive businesses. Read More »

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