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Material Impact

Material Impact

A venture capital in Boston that focuses on investing in the clean energy, food, transportation, healthcare, and industrial sectors.

Material Impact is a venture capital in Boston that focuses on investing in the clean energy, food, transportation, healthcare, and industrial sectors. Founded 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts by Adam Sharkawy and Carmichael Roberts, it invests in series B, seed rounds, and series A rounds. Its portfolio companies include Soft Robotics, Infinite Cooling, Orbion Space Technology, Amastan Technologies, NextGen Jane, and Fusion Coolant Systems. As of March 2020, Material Impact Fund has made nine investments. Their most recent investment was on January 17, 2020, when Soft Robotics raised $23M. Material Impact Fund has raised a single venture fund, Material Impact Fund I. This fund was announced on November 8, 2018 and raised a total of $110M.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Orbion Space Technology

Orbion develops and manufactures plasma propulsion systems for small satellites.

A women's health start-up, developing smart tampon diagnostics for reproductive health.

Soft Robotics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based robotics company founded in 2012 by George Whitesides.

Zero Mass Water is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based developer and manufacturer of solar-power devices designed to extract drinkable water from atmosphere.

Actnano, Inc. is a Chicago-based nanotechnology company founded in 2012 by Taymur Ahmad.

A data-driven women's health company focused on reproductive health, NexGen Jane utilizes a smart tampon system to track biological reproductive changes that may be predictive of disease.

Bloomer Tech is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

Nextgen is a telecommunication company.

Nohbo is a hotel company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Sharkawy, PhD

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Carmichael Roberts, PhD

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Elyse Winer

Marketing Partner

George Whitesides, PhD

Chief Scientific Advisor

Ken Dipoto

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Little, PhD

Venture Partner

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Soft Robotics

Amastan Technologies

Fusion Coolant Systems

Infinite Cooling

NextGen Jane

Orbion Space Technology

Soft Robotics

References

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