Castor Ventures

Network-powered venture capital with fellow MIT alums.

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    A community of MIT alumni investors, entrepreneurs, and friends
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    Raises and invests a new fund every year
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    Investors gain membership to the fund’s Venture Club, with exclusive engagement, learning, and networking opportunities
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    Notable investments: Sondermind, Mythical Games, Dataminr

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28K<sup>+</sup>

28K+

community members

Fund 6

Fund 6

currently investing

850<sup>+</sup>

850+

alumni investors

115<sup>+</sup>

115+

portfolio companies


Castor is committed to working alongside the best entrepreneurs. The entire team is incredibly professional and easy to work with. Moreover, their decision-making process was as smooth as I’ve ever seen.
Maha Ibrahim
General Partner, Canaan Partners
Alumni Ventures is one of our favorite investors and has been a supporter of ours since we were six months old. Through AV, we were introduced to an expert in our field who has now done workshops with the entire team, he personally works with both Richard and me on commercial and overarching strategy. He has dipped in and out of everything from pricing models to contracts to connecting us to other professors.
Dipanwita Das
Founder and CEO, Sorcero
AV makes it simple to leverage not only the alumni strength of my own schools: Berkeley and MIT, but also the alumni of other top-tier institutions within our network like UT-Austin. Highly recommend adding AV to your cap table if you have the opportunity to do so.
Ed King
Founder and CEO, Openprise
Alumni Ventures is unique in that they have a large group of venture investors all over, representing all of the different alumni communities. It is such a great organization to have with us. The talents, the network, and honestly the investment power all comes under one umbrella which ends up being very helpful to us.
John Linden
CEO, Mythical Games
Despite my association with Alumni Ventures for only about a year, I have found them deliberate and diligent in evaluating portfolio companies they recommend. The support staff as well as the portfolio managers are capable subject experts and are willing to give their time to explain the investment philosophy to even a novice like myself. Truly a world-class organization.
Jayesh Mehta
Castor Ventures Investor
Castor Ventures is a unique opportunity to support and connect with interesting MIT-connected entrepreneurs. As a [former] member of the Investment Committee, I’m amazed by the companies we see and enjoy reviewing the businesses for potential investments by the fund.
Kerry James
Castor Ventures Investor
Every venture firm says they help, but the range and scope of the network that Alumni Ventures can bring to bear is just larger.
Bill Schneiderman
Alumni Ventures Investor
Castor Ventures is a super-responsive, well-connected co-investor which is a go-to shop anytime we’re looking at a start-up with an MIT connection. It’s a smart, easy to work with team and I’m happy to make introductions to Castor knowing the companies will be treated well.
Jerry Bird
President, MassVentures
Castor Ventures goes above and beyond to cater to entrepreneurs. Castor’s diligence process was quick and unobtrusive. Moreover, one of the key advantages is Castor’s extensive network, which can lead to significant business development opportunities.
Dror Sharon
Entrepreneur In Residence
Castor Ventures provides access to a diverse group of cutting-edge technology companies and I feel fortunate to be able to both recommend and review innovative MIT-connected companies that are under consideration for the portfolio. I’ve enjoyed working with this team, which is very productive in sourcing new opportunities and has always been responsive to any questions.
Karl Gemperli
Castor Ventures Investor and Investment Committee Member
Through Alumni Ventures, Castor Ventures is an amazing opportunity for MIT grads to get exposure to the venture world, and specifically to MIT-helmed startups. This has been a great experience for me and also can be for other MIT grads.
William Chuang
Castor Ventures Investor
Castor is committed to working alongside the best entrepreneurs. The entire team is incredibly professional and easy to work with. Moreover, their decision-making process was as smooth as I’ve ever seen.
Maha Ibrahim
General Partner, Canaan Partners
Alumni Ventures is one of our favorite investors and has been a supporter of ours since we were six months old. Through AV, we were introduced to an expert in our field who has now done workshops with the entire team, he personally works with both Richard and me on commercial and overarching strategy. He has dipped in and out of everything from pricing models to contracts to connecting us to other professors.
Dipanwita Das
Founder and CEO, Sorcero

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