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Castor Ventures is a community of MIT alums: investors, executives, entrepreneurs, and innovation enthusiasts, all with a connection to MIT. At our core, we a MIT alumni venture fund investing in MIT alumni entrepreneurs. We are private, for profit, ROI driven—and not part of MIT. We strongly believe we can do more together than we can alone. We are now accepting new accredited investors. Click the button to join our community, sign up for our newsletter, and/or to indicate your interest as an accredited investor.

Community Newsletter

Why Invest?

1

Smart Asset Allocation

A simple, intelligent way to a venture portfolio: following smart, experienced leads; investing over time; and creating a diversified portfolio.

2

Access to Top-Tier Deals

We invest in professional venture and growth rounds typically unavailable to individual investors. 

3

Community

Network and socialize with a large, established group of MIT entrepreneurs and investors.

4

Transparency & Communication

Access to diligence materials, management conversations, and deal-related information for each investment. Just a single K-1.

5

Pay It Forward

Invest in promising companies in the growing MIT entrepreneurial ecosystem.

6

Co-Investment

Invest additional capital on a deal-by-deal basis as you wish.

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Investment Approach

  • Profit driven. Our fund is private, for profit, and ROI driven.
  • Networked capital & deal sourcing. Every year, we raise capital from up to 99 alums ($50k – $500k per investor). We are introduced to deals by our investors and others in the MIT venture ecosystem.
  • Diverse and broad. We invest in 15-25 deals per year spanning a range of industries, stages, and geographies.
  • Connected co-investment. We primarily invest alongside top-tier venture investors. We do not lead deals, price rounds, or take Board seats. We aim to be valuable to the portfolio company and frictionless in the deal.

Our Style

  • Intentionally inclusive. We are an experienced, diverse community from different MIT departments and backgrounds, with different reasons for being involved.
  • Open. Our level of community involvement and transparency is unprecedented in the VC community.
  • High tech and high touch. We make intelligent use of technology, while also enjoying meet-ups and connecting.
  • Hard-nosed, soft-hearted. We are tough decision-makers and invest in only a small percentage of the deals we see. Yet we’ll hear anyone’s pitch and strive to be supportive and helpful.
  • Optimistic. We believe that we can help foster entrepreneurship and aim to add value for anyone in the Castor Ventures community.