Welcome to Ascent’s 2018 recap blog post. We couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to work with the smartest, most passionate and kind entrepreneurs and investors on a daily basis. 2018 was filled with lunchtime laughter, personal and professional growth, and plenty of new projects. We look forward to working with you in 2019 […]
Boston-based Connected2Fiber just announced a new round of funding, which we lead along with Osage Ventures and existing investors Nauta Capital and NXT Ventures. So why did we invest? C2F has built a SaaS platform specifically for sales and marketing in the $80B global networking and communications industry. What is unique and compelling about their […]
We’re fully into the cold weather in New England, watching the snow-guns fire away in the northern ski areas, recovering from Thanksgiving, and closing in on year-end numbers. We wish you all a blockbuster Q4. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading: Industry Themes In Innovation That Matters 2017, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber […]
Welcome to our third post highlighting articles relevant to entrepreneurs in New England and beyond. As you enjoy this gorgeous New England fall, please let us know if you find an article you would like to have us feature by sending it along to Baiyin at Ascent. And join us on Twitter at Baiyin Zhou […]
Welcome to our second post highlighting articles relevant to entrepreneurs in New England and beyond. As you drink your pumpkin spice coffee, please let us know if you find an article you would like to have us feature by sending it along to Baiyin at Ascent. And join us on Twitter at Baiyin Zhou (@BaiyinVC) […]
This post is the first of a new feature on the Ascent Venture blog hosted by Baiyin Zhou (@BaiyinVC), a Senior Associate at Ascent, and Eric Schultz (@ericebs), an author and former Ascent portfolio CEO. Every so often we’ll highlight a handful of articles from our reading, mostly things we stumble upon in the course […]
About 18 months ago, we led the Series B investment round in Sidecar Interactive. We were excited to back Andre and his vision for applying advanced analytics and machine learning to transform the ecommerce ad market. Since our investment, Sidecar’s business has exploded as they tripled recurring revenue in 2016 while acquiring leading brands such […]
No, you haven’t landed on the wrong page. We at Ascent Venture Partners are proud to present our shiny new website! I think you would agree – it was about time. Being a 30+ year old firm, we’ve gone through a number of website iterations. We thought it’d be fun to share with you the […]
Join us at our next B2B IT Forum on May 9, 2017, at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA, as we discuss the overlap between digital and physical engagement when it comes to CX.
In this blog Baiyin Zhou sheds light on and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the seemingly black box that is hiring in the VC world.