The NEVCA Sponsors

The NEVCA is grateful for the support of sponsors who fuel the work that we do. We encourage our members to get to know these fine firms.

Major Sponsors

The Bowdoin Group is a leading recruiting firm, delivering custom staffing solutions to the innovation economy by focusing on relationships, not just transactions. Since 1994, we have placed professionals throughout North America by offering fully customized recruitment solutions including Executive Search, Strategic Search, and Professional Services.
“Our award winning Dedicated Services delivery model transforms the way our clients and candidates think about recruiting, enabling them to concentrate on what they do best: growing their companies and building their careers.”
Our relentless obsession with delivering unparalleled quality to our clients and candidates is why we’ve earned an NPS score of 60% – shattering the industry’s average of four percent (4%).  We’ve earned Best of Staffing for three years in a row – ranking us among the top 2% of recruiting firms in the US and Canada for Client and Candidate Satisfaction.


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CBRE/New England (CBRE/NE) is a Joint Venture between the Whittier Partners Group and CBRE, and is the largest full-service commercial real estate services company in New England, combining the global resources and platform of CBRE with local management, control, and ownership by the key professionals who provide service to our clients in the New England marketplace.

To accommodate our clients, CBRE/NE has nine offices located in strategic business centers throughout New England. Our headquarters is in Boston, MA with regional offices in Hartford, CT, New Haven, CT, Providence, RI, Portsmouth, NH, Manchester, NH and Portland ME. In 2009, CBRE/NE added a CBRE/Grossman Retail Advisors, a full-service retail real estate advisory firm dedicated to the New England region.

With over 400 employees dedicated to servicing the ever-changing needs of the client base, CBRE/NE strives to provide exemplary service through our integrated platform of commercial real estate services. A framework of managed teamwork combines various perspectives and specialties to field the team of professionals best able to develop and implement solutions for the real estate challenges confronting clients. Practice specialties include the leasing of office, industrial, retail, and bio-technology space, as well as property disposition, development services, appraisal & valuation services, asset & property management, transaction management, lease administration and project management.




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Cooley’s 850 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients’ most challenging legal matters. We have formed and continue to form more venture funds than any other firm. We’ve partnered with thousands of entrepreneurs, across the country, in transforming breakthrough ideas into successful companies.

Whether helping to invent the original venture capital model or turning a gene-splicing breakthrough into a biotech revolution, Cooley has spent 90+ years serving the companies and entrepreneurs who thrive in changing and emerging markets.

We excel like no other law firm in the emerging companies arena, with all of our practice groups revolving around and addressing daily, the needs and challenges of emerging companies.



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Mason & Mason Technology Insurance Services, Inc. provides a full range of commercial and personal insurance products and services. We work with large diversified insurance companies as well as leading niche specialty insurers to secure the most suitable insurance options for each client, and our team is at the leading edge in providing risk management to private equity and venture capital firms. Our firm, via TechAssure, is the endorsed broker for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), and the Angel Capital Association (ACA), and, as such, has been instrumental in designing a number of industry-specific products.

With more than $19 billion in total assets and 1,500 employees worldwide, SVB Financial Group strives to solve our clients’ problems and advocate on their behalf in order to increase their probability of success.

No other bank knows startups like we do. The needs of breakthrough companies like yours have shaped our systems, solutions, and approach to banking for over 30 years.

We are equally dedicated to our employees and our communities, and are consistently ranked among the best places to work and top corporate philanthropists.



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Standish provides consulting and fund management services to General Partners of Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate Investment, and Fund of Funds. When faced with rising demands from LPs, auditors, tax authorities and regulators, a need for independent fund administration services and specialized software, GPs rely on Standish.

We set out to help our clients scale rapidly, minimize distractions and cut expenses so they could focus on what’s most important to their LPs — investing.

Founded in 2007, Standish has grown steadily and currently administers over 400 funds for clients who have in excess of $50 billion in committed capital under administration.


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Supporting Sponsors

Alan Advantage is a niche-global innovation consulting firm based in EU and USA. Leveraging 20 years of experience of the founding partners in IT market innovations and International R&D management, Alan Advantage leverages the multi-disciplinary expertise of its open innovation network to help organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.

Alan Turing – widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence – pioneered research advances in mathematics, logic, and cryptography, creating bridges between academia, industry, and the public sphere. We couldn’t think of a better inspiration, or namesake for our company.

Alan Advantage helps companies create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences, delivering lasting and innovative solutions across multiple technologies, platforms, and industries. They are differentiated by their focus on innovation at the crossroads between technical feasibility, market demand, and user acceptance.

Additionally, Alan Advantage serves investors. By scouting, identifying, and assessing cutting edge technologies, Alan Advantage provides high-value deal-sourcing for venture capitalists.


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Danforth Advisors provides financial and operational support ranging from COO / CFO to accounting human resources and information technology services for emerging life science and renewable energy companies. In addition to strategy support, we provide the operational backbone to support the business, so your company can focus on driving science and technology value for its stakeholders.

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Group) is the premier global venue for capital raising and the worldwide leader in IPOs and equities trading.

For more than 200 years, the NYSE has been the place where world leaders come to access the capital needed to innovate, grow, and shape the future. Today, our combination of leading exchanges, market data and connectivity services supports a listed community of approximately 2,400 companies – from technology and healthcare to energy, financials and industrials.

With a culture of growth through client service and innovation, NYSE  solutions address the needs of our growing public companies with leading-edge technology, human insight, investor relations and corporate governance programs , marketing and public relations solutions.

In 2015, it raised $137 billion in capital, including $6 billion from tech IPOs, making NYSE the U.S. leader in tech IPOs.  NYSE has a history of success across healthcare, listing over 70% of the sector by market value, and is very focused on increasing its listings in life sciences.

NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services.


Park Square Executive Search is a retainer-based executive search firm that serves clients that are changing the world through discovery, innovation, and growth. We combine a rigorous, transparent search process with deep industry expertise in the Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Renewable Energy sectors.

Version 2.0 Communications is a public relations and digital communications agency that specializes in fueling growth and facilitating transformation. Our skilled professionals leverage their years of experience, influencer relationships and innovative, creative and effective communications programs to achieve results that dominate in their markets. Version 2.0 works with a broad spectrum of clients from large consumer brands to professional services organizations and technology innovators.

W2o Group is an insights-driven marketing and communications agency that blends the science of audience architecture, the art of creative storytelling and the mastery of integrated communications to galvanize client’s business strategy and help mobilize the audiences they care about. W2O Group is an independent network of firms focused on driving change and growth through pragmatic disruption.

Founded in 1974, WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum) ranks in the top 30 largest public accounting and consulting firms in the country. With 900 team members in 15 offices, Withum provides world-class accounting, audit, tax and business advisory services to over a dozen major industry sectors, across the country and around the globe. A member of HLB International, Withum has global reach through this network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisors present in 130 countries worldwide.  Withum empowers clients with innovative tools and solutions to address their business needs, ranging from traditional audit and tax work to advisory services related to cyber security, data analytics, and business process automation. The Firm’s highly responsive teams of professionals offer deep industry expertise and service experience to help their clients grow and thrive…to Be in a Position of Strength.