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Akeo is a team of multidisciplinary digital product experts specialized in branding, UI/UX design, mobile, and web development.
Oxeon connects leading healthcare investors, entrepreneurs and executives to grow and scale businesses and transform the U.S. healthcare system.
One Degree Partners
One Degree Partners, made up of Gary Megennis and Kelly Fairweather, leads executive searches focused exclusively on venture and growth stage companies.
Barrington James is a global life science recruitment business that focuses in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device sectors.
One North Talent Group
One North Talent Group is a referral-only, boutique, retained search firm focused on people leadership roles for enterprise and high growth companies.
Activate's mission is to empower scientists to reinvent the world by bringing their research to market.
Kindred was founded and designed to help entrepreneurs succeed. On every search you get the time, focus and experience of a partner, backed by their entire team.
Heidrick & Struggles
Heidrick & Struggles is an international executive search firm that also has a consulting practice focused on leadership and shaping corporate culture.
Assembly partners exclusively with private equity and venture capital-backed software and technology companies.
I partner with software engineering managers and executives to level up their leadership skills through courses, coaching and my engineering management program.
Pipe transforms recurring revenue into up-front capital for growth without dilution or restrictive debt.
Verbatim is a content studio helping early-stage teams launch and scale their editorial engines to unlock organic acquisition.
UserEvidence is a SaaS platform that arms B2B vendors with verified customer evidence, proof points, and success stories to prove the value of their products. UserEvidence clients proactively capture feedback from customers, and then transform the positive feedback into an array of elegant marketing content assets (e.g. testimonials, reviews, case studies, statistical evidence, charts).
Goodwin partners with clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,800+ lawyers across 13 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity, and financial industries. We worked closely with Goodwin Technology and Life Sciences Partner, Olivia Uitto, to develop the IP brainstorm template and IP search guide.
UMass Boston - Venture Development Center
The VDC is a thriving community of promising entrepreneurs in residence from around the world launching innovative technology and life science companies in our incubator, and talented students from our own university preparing for careers in venture capital backed companies.
Saluda Grade delivers institutional knowledge and capital resources to the Alternative Lending real estate sector. Our core mission is to identify Regional Private Lenders and create growth through investment and strategic partnerships.
High-growth venture capital-backed companies turn to Trinity Capital (Trinity) as a preferred option for venture debt and equipment financing to fuel their growth and extend their runway. Since 2007, Trinity has worked closely with leading venture capital firms and their respective portfolio companies to offer valuable support, enhanced flexibility and competitive venture debt financing solutions to customers with distinctive needs.
GMO Payment Gateway
GMO Payment Gateway is a subsidiary of GMO Internet Group, the largest online payments company in Japan and is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The US direct lending business was launched in July 2018 and provides debt financing to early stage fintech startups in the US using GMO PG’s corporate balance sheet. They offer multiple approaches to debt financing, including promissory notes, term loans, facility loans, and off balance sheet financing.
Boulevard Recruiting comes highly recommended from a talent leader who is a friend of Pillar. They specialize in non-executive sales roles.
Peoplepath.io came highly recommended from a talent leader who is a friend of Pillar. They specialize in non-executive recruitment and have good coverage of the US and Latin America.
Harlem Biospace (Hb) is a biotech incubator, the first of its kind in New York City to offer affordable shared wet-lab space for competitively-selected entrants. Situated at the heart of three academic campuses (Columbia University, City College of New York, and Columbia Manhattanville campus).
InnoLabs Long Island City
Innolabs offers state of the art lab and office space in the heart of Court Square. This is a life science building created to enable the bright and talented scientists of today to take on the incredibly complex challenges of tomorrow.
A UCSC- and QB3- affiliated incubator for innovation and technology commercialization supporting entrepreneurs across a variety of sectors from UCSC, Santa Cruz County, and the greater Bay Area. Located in a 13,500 square foot building at 250 Natural Bridges Drive in Santa Cruz.
QB3 S3 Labs
Located in proximity to the Stanford campus and Stanford Medical Center, this location offers 2,000 square feet of wet lab space that includes access to a host of shared research equipment. Tenants are also able to use fee-for-service facilities at Stanford.
BioBAT’s space is ideal for research or manufacturing. Its spacious floor plates can be partitioned into affordable wet labs, dry labs and offices. BioBAT offers flexible leasing options, and tenants have the opportunity to lease additional space to accommodate further growth
Since 2010, Genspace has provided Biosafety Level 1-compliant lab space to independent researchers, scientists, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, teachers and students.
Focus Innovation Studio provides flexible coworking lab space, ideal for technology and scientific research and development, and features shared equipment and laboratory infrastructure to allow members to work undisturbed and with maximum focus.
At The Cure's premier life sciences lab space, leading life science, digital health, and tech-enabled companies from across the world come together to uncover cutting-edge solutions for those in need.
Bio, Tech and Beyond
Bio, Tech and Beyond (BTNB) operates a 7,000 ft2 research facility at 6076 Corte Del Cedro, Carlsbad, California 92011. We acquired the building as our new permanent home in 2019. The facility includes a separate tissue culture room, fume hoods, dedicated chemical-resistant lab benches, -80C and -20C cold storage and about 30 pieces of shared laboratory equipment.
Murrieta Innovation Center
The Innovation Center supports new and innovative companies that are focused on Healthcare Technologies and Medical Devices. To date we are home to nine start-ups in the Southwest Riverside County area & house several resource organizations.
North County Biotech Incubator
North County Biotech Laboratories (NCBL) founded its private, fully equipped labs to advance research in innovative, novel therapies and medicines. In secure labs, scientific teams can access furnished labs immediately to expand research or develop proof-of-concept for their investors, free of concerns about contamination or safety of their IP and can focus on the science. NCBL operates under BSL2 and BSL2+ biological safety practices with very strict standards. Confidentiality agreements are signed with no claim on a tenant’s IP and no interest in shared revenue. NCBL’s aim is to help advance cures and breakthroughs that will serve the greater good.
The Basement was launched in 2015 with the support of Jeff and Kim Belk '83, Formerly InterDigital Inc., Aryeh Bourkoff '95, LionTree LLC, and Mark Suster '91 of Upfront Ventures. In the spirit of UC San Diego's entrepreneurial DNA, The Basement is a space for students from all academic disciplines to test innovative ideas and apply theory to real-world experiences. With the support from alumni and community support, students can build companies and social innovation ventures that become the fabric of our community, creating jobs and inspiring a culture of ingenuity and impact with help from The Basement
Icogenex Bioincubator is designed to meet the needs of startup and small companies in the life science sector with a focus on molecular and cellular biology and chemistry activities, allowing your business to be successful without the concerns of facility management, safety program oversight and equipment needs.
CoMotion Labs provides a multi-industry incubation environment for early-stage startups. While preference is given to UW spinoffs, we accept startups from outside the UW community as well. From critical infrastructure to learning, mentoring, and networking, CoMotion Labs nurtures and enables success. And we help them grow without taking equity. Our labs operate in three incubators on the UW Seattle campus, each focusing on a particular industry sector: life sciences and hardware in Fluke Hall, and technology in Startup Hall.
BioLabs are the premier co-working spaces for life science startups- unique places where you can test, develop and grow your game-changing ideas. As entrepreneurs and investors ourselves, we have first-hand experience with the pain-points biotech start-ups face. Our goal is to change how scientific entrepreneurs do business by building an ecosystem that empowers bioinnovators to grow quickly, while maximizing capital efficiency.
BioLabs North Carolina
BioLabs North Carolina is located in a unique biotech co-working facility in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Our aim is to attract the most ambitious startup companies in life sciences. This premium open lab space and office space favors collaboration. The lab is equipped with top-of-the-line research equipment, with additional services to help resident companies reach their milestones faster.
The CoLaborator offers entrepreneurs and young life science companies suitable laboratory and office infrastructure and access to the company’s research expertise and infrastructure as well as a first point of contact in the search for partnering options in the pharmaceutical and agriculture industry.
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) offers programs, services, and activities to promote and support entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative new ventures in Southeastern North Carolina. The CIE is an extension of the university and partners with both public and private organizations to support regional economic development and the creation and growth of innovation-based businesses.
JLABS (Johnson and Johnson)
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS is a global life science network for innovation, providing startups with access to capital-efficient lab space and resources, including expertise, community, industry connections and entrepreneurial programs.
First Flight Venture Center
First Flight Venture Center™ is North Carolina’s original science, technology, and business incubator. Located in the heart of the Research Triangle Park, we support the launch of bioscience, life science, medical device, and information technology companies by providing the tailored resources, guidance, and connections required for sustained commercial success.
BioNetwork Natural Products Lab and Test Kitchen
The Natural Products Lab (NPL) offers analytical testing services and onsite equipment rental for life science businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers. Quality assurance tests available range from total ash value to water activity testing and can include tailored GC and HPLC methods for your ingredients or finished product.
Piedmont Food and Ag Processing Center
Piedmont Food Processing Center is a NC non-profit providing management services to shared kitchens across the state. We are based at the Orange County, NC facility which was established in 2011 as a joint project between Alamance, Chatham, Durham, and Orange counties. We are grateful for our many partners and supporters in this effort.
Technology Enterprise Center of Eastern Carolina
The Technology Enterprise Center of Eastern Carolina offers 35,000 square feet of office, laboratory, and light manufacturing space to technology-based companies on a short-term lease basis.
TheLab at RTP
The Lab offers affordable wet and dry lab space on flexible, cost-efficient terms. Located around the corner from the Hub RTP development, the location is one that affords ease of access to all points of the Triangle and RTP life.
AB Tech Business Incubation Program
Looking to launch an entrepreneurial venture or grow a small business? The Small Business Center (SBC) at A-B Tech Enka is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network (SBCN), a community college-funded initiative with a vision to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business, and economic development in local communities. with an emphasis on assisting start-ups, early-stage, and at-risk enterprises.
NanoBio LaunchPad at Gateway
The Gateway Launchpad is a unique co-working environment for start-ups and small businesses needing access to high tech laboratory space. This co-working environment is utilized to support “start-up” operations of newly formed nano-bio related entities and other small businesses. Generally, firms of this nature struggle to find space of a suitable size at a reasonable cost which is where the Gateway Launchpad fits in. Users are provided with a telephone and internet access as part of their occupancy.
Wet Lab LaunchPad
Whether you’re a company in an early stage of research or a graduate student in need of a place to conduct research, this specialized space designed for biomedical research and laboratory work can take you to that next stage of development.
Han Springett is a London based, creative strategist who loves solving problems, inspiring teams, streamlining processes, designing beautiful experiences and most importantly, always driving creative excellence. They have a team of over 15 talented and passionate creatives that offer a full service package crossing over creative direction, digital strategy, design & development.
Recent of UCBerkeley in CS/Bio. Very talented and kind individual. Understands biology and works very fast.
Brand and communications for science companies. Your design team should understand science (almost) as well as you do. You won’t have to dumb it down for us. Bunsen is well-versed in the research, technologies, challenges, and opportunities facing frontier science startups and scale-ups.
Jeff Merrick is a multidisciplinary product designer and frontend developer based in Chicago. He helps his clients boost their design bandwidth, bring UX help into their dev teams and execute solutions quickly.
Elena Potter works with mission-oriented founders to create brands that cast a vision for a better future. She focuses on brand design for high-powered, purpose-driven startups and DTC companies.
FRINGE22 thrives on maintaining our mission of “Projects with Purpose”. Our focus on aligning ourselves along clients with vision, made way for our life’s works to be on a path of fulfillment. We embrace our cultural diversities while pursuing a deeper understanding of the world.
Artstak is a UX/UI, branding, web and motion design agency. Their capabilities include Strategy (Research, UI/UX audit, Product strategy, Innovation consulting, Positioning and messaging), Design (UI/UX design, Brand identity, Packaging, Websites and mobile apps, Visual design, Prototyping and testing) and Development (HTML/CSS/JS, Webflow, WordPress, iOS/Android native apps, Rapid prototyping).
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with clients to design their organizational structures, roles and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward, develop and motivate their workforce. And, we help professionals navigate and advance their careers.
With over 50 years of expertise, NES Fircroft is an award-winning workforce solutions specialist that provides candidates across the Oil & Gas, Power and Renewables, Life Science, Chemical, Automotive and Mining sectors worldwide. We provide tailored staffing solutions, sourced from a global talent pool by a dedicated, discipline specific team of consultants.
Global recruitment for board members, c-suite executives, VPs, directors and other strategic talent. We focus on investment firms, their portfolio companies, and public companies seeking transformative growth. True Search is also a founding partner of AboveBoard, a diversity-focused startup bringing unparalleled solutions to the critical need to bring more women and executives of color to leadership roles.
Daversa is Silicon Valley’s go-to executive recruiting firm, hiring for Instacart, Uber, Spotify, and more
Danforth is the financial and operational backbone to hundreds of life science companies, providing integrated and scalable consulting teams ranging from staff accountant through CFO. The company’s services span the full breadth of a finance organization’s needs, whether short or long term, including accounting and operational finance support, capital raising, financial planning and analysis, IPO preparation, post-public SEC compliance, clinical business operations management and strategic and operational human resources.
Our mission is to make work visas fast and easy. Built on 10+ years of getting venture-backed founders visas, Legalpad combines software and attorneys to get the world’s best entrepreneurs and technologists working in the US.
With more than 20 years of immigration experience, the Law Office of Christine Troy has a proven track record of developing honest and effective solutions to complex immigration situations. We thrive in creative and agile problem-solving and embrace the intricacy of legal cases when other attorneys have told clients there was no hope. Our practice focuses on immigration for businesses and families.
Getson & Schatz
Getson & Schatz, P.C. is an experienced immigration law firm conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our immigration lawyers represent corporations, individuals and families in all areas of immigration law including immigrant visa and non immigrant visa applications, employment and family immigration, asylum, citizenship, and deportation defense.
Alcorn Immigration Law
With offices located in Silicon Valley, California & New York City, Alcorn Immigration Law supports clients around the world with United States inbound immigration. We obtain U.S. visas, green cards, and citizenship for entrepreneurs, investors, technology professionals, and their families. 2019 Global Law Experts Awards Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s mission is to serve as the hub of the world’s life sciences ecosystem, encourage innovation through investments in good science and business, strengthen and protect Massachusetts’ global leadership position in the life sciences, accelerate the commercialization of promising treatments, therapies, and cures that will improve patient care, create jobs, drive economic development and STEM workforce development.
MassBio’s mission is to advance Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system, and improve patient lives. MassBio represents the premier global life sciences and healthcare hub, with 1,500+ members dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases through transformative science and technology that brings value and hope to patients. Founded in 1985, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs, events, industry information, and services for the #1 life sciences cluster in the world.
Resource Innovations, now combined with Nexant, is a substantially woman-owned, woman-led energy consulting firm dedicated to creating equal access to clean resources through diverse partnerships. The company's deep roots and broad expertise in resource efficiency, market-based technology support, policy development, and partnership building, enable the delivery of high-performing clean energy solutions.
Value Creation Partner - solve strategic challenges for businesses through talent acquisition, executive search, business development, and design thinking
Menlo Park Labs
Offering life science innovators an unbeatable combination of flexibility, resources, and location, in a modern, park-like environment spanning more than 50 acres and 18 buildings.
Bonneville Labs is a flexible coworking lab space optimized for a community of Bio-Doers, emerging biotechnology companies, community partners, and life science market leaders.
Bakar Labs/QB3 Berkeley
QB3, UC Berkeley's hub for life science entrepreneurship, pioneered incubators & venture funds in a university setting. Berkeley and QB3 have combined forces to launch Bakar Labs, a life science-focused incubator for startups developing innovative technologies to benefit society.
MBC BioLabs helps life-science startups move faster, spend less, and achieve more. You rent only what you need and have access to millions of dollars in equipment (mass-spec, Biacore, FPLC, plate reader etc.) - allowing startups to begin reducing critical technical risks in their first week.
Ipsen Innovation Center Bio Labs
The Ipsen Innovation Center BioLabs is a biotech accelerator located in Kendall Square, the global heart of biotech innovation. The Center is a collaborative space for early-stage life sciences entrepreneurs, researchers and investors to bring new therapies for patients globally, including those living with cancer, rare diseases and neurological disorders. Powered by BioLabs, a 15,000 sq. ft. shared office and lab space accommodates 15-20 emerging biotech companies—providing a supportive environment that pairs the logistics of fully-equipped lab, office, meeting and event spaces with exclusive access to in-house experts from Ipsen’s world class R&D team through educational programs, mentoring sessions and office hours.
Eisai Innovation Center Bio Labs
Eisai Innovation Center Bio Labs focuses on nurturing neuroscience breakthroughs. The incubator provides space to Cambridge-based start-up/spin-out companies focused on: Discovering and developing novel therapeutics, platforms, or both and conducting high-risk but potentially transformative research that can impact the discovery of breakthrough neuroscience therapies.
Cambridge Scientific Labs
Cambridge Scientific Labs, formally Arsenal Lab Space is Now Offering New Biotech Incubator Labs, Private Suites and Shared Lab Suites. Lab sizes range from 350 to 1,500 square feet. Larger sized labs include private offices, conference rooms, and kitchens. All labs have guaranteed 24/7 access.
The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is a 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art wet laboratory and co-working space for high-potential biotech and life science ventures at Harvard. Companies in our intimate, highly curated community thrive with the support of the Harvard and LabCentral ecosystems.
The Engine, built by MIT, is building a 150,000 sq/ft of lab, office, and industrial space opening in fall 2022. Specialized equipment for lab work, fabrication, and engineering will be available onsite and through a network of partner facilities throughout New England.
ICR / Westwicke
ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries.
TenBridge Communications specializes in strategic communications support across the breadth of biotech. Among our offerings: Patient engagement, website design, biomedical illustration, talent recruitment, biomedical illustration, thought leadership, investor communications and consistently effective media outreach built on decades of strong relationships with leading journalists.
KKH Advisors is a life sciences and digital health advisory firm, which provides: Early-Stage Financing/Fundraising and Investor Targeting CEO & Executive Media Training Advisory Services Corporate Communications & Media Relations Counsel Financial Communications Advisory and Counsel Crisis Communications Materials Branding and Development Corporate Rebranding & Message Development.
Dai Ellis is an executive coach for startup founders and CEOs with a particular focus on the climate tech ecosystem.
Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products and services, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide.
Triumvirate Environmental Inc. provides sustainable environmental solutions to leading companies in the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Education, and Industrial markets. Key areas of expertise are in Waste Management & Disposal, COVID-19 Decontamination Services, EHS Consulting Services, and Lab & Facility Services. Our highly trained experts help organizations reduce waste, save money, stay safe and compliant, manage risk, and protect their reputation.
Safety Partners, Inc. efficiently and cost-effectively implements hands-on environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs throughout New England’s emerging life sciences companies. Our programs are tailored to each client’s unique science, procedures and facilities. We take the burden of running an efficient EHS program off the shoulders of your scientists, engineers, and operations staff, so your lab and production processes run smoothly.
The Lab World Group is a buyer and seller of high quality new, demo, used laboratory and pharmaceutical equipment. We also specialize in helping clients recover income through sale of their retired, decommissioned lab and pharmaceutical equipment. Our primary goal is to provide our clients with outstanding service. We provide top quality services through our vast industry knowledge, always ensuring we go above and beyond for our clients.
Marshall Scientific provides quality refurbished lab equipment to universities, hospitals, and research labs worldwide.
Surplus Solutions is the global provider of new and used surplus laboratory and biotech machinery and equipment - "From a single piece of equipment to entire facility liquidations and auctions"
Cambridge Scientific is a service company specializing in the sale of refurbished analytical chemistry, biological and pharmaceutical, and environmental laboratory as well as medical equipment.
BioSurplus is a leading provider of pre-owned laboratory instruments and equipment management services.
LabRepCo provides premium equipment and expertise for the life sciences, research and clinical markets.
Sagacious Research (Sagacious IP) is one the largest IP research firm globally that reliably supports the worldwide IP community including Large Corporations, Small & Mid-size Corporations, IP law firms, Licensing Firms, and Universities. The main offerings of Sagacious include Patent information/ searching services, Patent licensing/ monetization, Patent analytics, Patent drafting support, Trademark search/ watch, Patent paralegal support and the like.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
Picket Fence IP
Picket Fence IP is founded by Greg Sieczkiewiczis to partner with the best entrepreneurs and venture firms to build transformative life science endeavors. They engage at thought-inception through IPO to create, build, maintain, defend and monetize vigorous IP protection strategies.
Keltie is based in Europe but operates globally. Our teams of patent and trade mark practitioners have decades of experience handling intellectual property matters across all business sectors and industries. We act for many household names, entrepreneurial individuals, start-ups, spin-outs and large corporations who wish to identify, establish, manage and protect their IP in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Wolf & Greenfield
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. is among the 10 largest law firms in the country devoted exclusively to intellectual property (IP) law. Wolf Greenfield attorneys advise a diverse set of clients whose IP is at the core of their business. More than 90% of the firm’s practitioners have science or engineering degrees and more than two-thirds hold advanced degrees (MS, PhD or MD).
Foley Hoag is a dynamic law firm that represents public and private clients in a wide range of disputes and transactions worldwide. We have expertise in industries such as life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and renewables, investment management, professional services and education. We also offer our clients market-leading international litigation and arbitration and corporate social responsibility services.
Covington & Burling
From our offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Washington, we practice as one firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and the quality of our work on their behalf, and that include an emphasis on teamwork among our lawyers and other professionals and a belief in the obligation of lawyers to make legal services available to all who need them.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 550+ attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice.
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 50,000 employees in over 400 offices and 60 countries.
Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 62 countries, our 17,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients.
Savills is a global real estate services provider with a network of more than 39,000 people in over 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. A FTSE 250 company (LON: SVS) headquartered in London, Savills advises corporate, institutional and private clients who are seeking to acquire, lease, develop or realise the value of residential and commercial property in the world's key locations.
The Steele Group
The Steele Group (TSG) is a new commercial real estate model for early, growth and enterprise stage companies. TSG is transforming the traditional operating model by leveraging technology, establishing new centralized processes and integrating domain expertise at every stage. From locally owned small businesses to global public companies, The Steele Group prides itself on taking care of all our clients with the same integrity, attention to detail, and professionalism on which our team has built its reputation.
InteliSpark, LLC is a hands-on business development consulting firm specializing in securing non-dilutive funding for start-ups through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and other government research funding programs. We work with start-ups, universities, venture capital firms and economic development programs to match small innovative companies and technologies with funding opportunities. Using our proven track record of creating winning SBIR/STTR proposals, we turn those opportunities into realities.
David Ephron helps companies win R&D contracts from federal and state agencies to develop advanced technologies. His proposals have secured over $350M in non-dilutive funding for clients that span a diverse range of industries and technology areas — including solar energy, biofuels, semiconductors, electronics / optoelectronics, biotechnology, software, telecommunications, novel materials, medical diagnostics and therapeutics, and many others. Clients range in size from new startups to Fortune 500 companies. Most engagements evolve into long-term relationships based on trust and success.
Jameson and Company
Jameson is an accounting firm that specializes in working with government agencies, such as the NIH-National Institutes of Health, DOD-Department of Defense, DOE-Department of Energy and NSF-National Science Foundation. They can help with making sure you are compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations for awards like the SBIR/STTR Phase II, BARDA, BAA, R01, U01, IDIQ, and ARPA-E.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning) young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs on platforms where young people spend their time: our 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, text and soon-to-come integrations with social media platforms.
and/now seeks to build a radical collective for revolutionary wellness and collective rising through the prism of racial justice and social healing. We are a growing collective of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and mental health practitioners that coach individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations. Our partnerships span industries, geography, roles, and communities.
Pave is a suite of real-time compensation tools to help companies plan and communicate compensation. They integrate with HIRS and Cap Tables and Pave’s dataset is real-time (no 6-month lag).
A cluster of emerging and established technology concerns, entrepreneurs, and researchers focused on accelerating biomedical innovation, digital health, advanced manufacturing and medical devices in a unique setting in Atlanta's Westside adjacent to the Georgia Tech campus. This innovation ecosystem represents a unique research and innovative platform in a dynamic urban setting
Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA)
Life Sciences PA, formerly known as Pennsylvania Bio, works to ensure Pennsylvania is the United States hub for the life sciences by creating a business and public policy environment which fosters life sciences growth and success. Pennsylvania is considered the most attractive location in the United States for establishing a life sciences organization by life sciences leaders within the U.S. and by those outside the U.S. seeking to establish U.S. operations.
Fulton Labs is the first life and health sciences campus built in Fulton Market, Chicago, one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the US. With 725,000 sq. ft. of newly constructed, next generation wet/dry lab and office space—and incredible amenities—Fulton Labs is the world-class science campus innovators deserve.
Located with proximity to downtown, the Health District and Miller School of Medicine, Converge Miami facilitates access to outstanding resources and creates synergies between the University and tenant companies, advancing clinical breakthroughs and benefiting all people. Local entrepreneurs and young startups thrive at Converge through a unique partnership with CIC Miami and Venture Café gatherings.
Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center
Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center (MLSIC) is southeastern Michigan’s premier home for life science and other high-tech, innovation based startup businesses. Gather at the 67,000+ square foot MLSIC innovation center complete with state-of-the-art wet lab space, well-appointed offices and conference rooms, a Phase 1 Clinical Trials facility, ample free parking, a loading dock and every possible business amenity.
Michigan Innovation Headquarters
MI-HQ is a high-energy, cooperative entrepreneurial community with 160,000+ square feet on Ann Arbor’s westside. Professionals from startups and established companies across several sectors: life sciences, drug discovery, medical devices, alternative energy, mobility, robotics, business development, and more.
I'm a web designer and lover of animating all things on the web. I enjoy writing about my thoughts on web design, going hiking, snowboarding, surfing, swimming, making YouTube videos, taking pictures of our doggo, and hanging out with friends and family
We’re a small design shop that’s big on craftsmanship. From branding to design to coding, we do it right. Most shops separate designers and developers, and often struggle to bridge the communication gap. We're developers who are also skilled designers, and our work reflects a more holistic approach to the development process. The results are websites and apps that are beautiful inside and out.
WayUp is a virtual recruiting platform with qualified, diverse early-career candidates. This platform offers Diversity sourcing, D&I Analytics, D&I employer branding, and Unbiased Screening. WayUp has over 6M candidates, and 71% are underrepresented minorities. By using WayUp you will get more diverse candidates, measure your progress in your D&I hiring goals and amplify your employer brand.
Handshake is an online “all-in-one early talent recruiting platform” connecting employers with 9M+ students and alumni across more than 1400 educational institutions. Handshake has the largest, most diverse, and active early talent network in the U.S. with 5M women candidates, 1.2M Black candidates, and 1.2M Latinx candidates. By offering internships through Handshake, you will build strong connections with many universities and have the possibility of meeting a diverse group of candidates both in-person with on-campus interviews or through virtual events.
Northeastern Co-Op Program
The Cooperative Education Program at Northeastern University (also known as “co-op”) is an educational model that provides students with opportunities to alternate periods of academic study and periods of full-time employment related to their academic majors and interests. By alternating semesters of academic study with periods of full-time work, students are able to transform work across academic and professional contexts. Co-op provides students the opportunity to explore or refine potential career paths, make valuable industry connections, broaden perspectives, and acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed —all while learning and growing outside the comfort zone of the classroom.
Project Onramp is a paid summer internship program focused on giving talented four-year college students from under-resourced backgrounds their “onramp” to the biotech industry. Project Onramp is looking for paid internships in hard science and in business disciplines, including marketing, communications, HR and administration. Offering Project Onramp internships is an investment in your industry’s future: you are giving talented students without access a way to learn about careers in the life sciences. Financial support from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center can subsidize each intern’s salary up to $8,160 per summer, for companies of fewer than 100 employees.
Coretelligent is a leading provider of comprehensive managed and co-managed IT support, cybersecurity, and cloud services. Our team of world-class experts provides top-tier organizations with the services they need to thrive in today's digital economy. We're proud to be one of the most awarded IT service providers in the nation. Providing complete IT support 24/7/365 days a year, our innovative proprietary technology solutions and full suite of security services ensure exceptional business performance, data protection and security for our clients' most sensitive information assets.
RetroFit Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1983, with the goal of providing premier Technology Solutions to small and medium sized businesses in New England. We’re a leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) specializing in IT Security Solutions, proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Management, Back-up and Disaster Recovery, Onsite Support and Maintenance, as well as Hardware Procurement.
Since our founding in 2002, we have grown to become one of New England’s premier telecom service providers. At Intervale, we help you choose and integrate new technology into your business at your own pace and according to your particular needs. We offer flexible solutions that will grow with your business and the training and support you need to manage your new applications.
JEO Creative is a dexterous creative studio that partners with enterprising businesses to build differentiated, compelling, and strategic brands. Their services come recommended from other VC Platform leaders.
Jan Losert is a designer, Webflow & product creator who comes recommended from other VC Platform leaders. His portfolio is on Dribbble and Behance.
Wolf & Company
Wolf & Company is the largest regional accounting firm in Massachusetts. They work with a number of venture backed technology companies, including Pillar portfolio company Zapata.
Supporting Strategies provides full HR, benefits, accounting and payroll support to scaling companies. We work with Janean Sullivan at the company. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with Supporting Strategies across several startups.
Samet is a full-service accounting firm in Boston. The firm's experienced accountants stay abreast of the latest data, regulations, and industry trends, providing advice that helps advance their clients' business goals. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with the firm across several companies. We work with David Marcus at the firm.
Mary Hirtle, CPA
Mary Hirtle focuses on supporting startups with various financial services, with an emphasis on tax preparation, tax savings advice, and consultation on business entity set up. Mary has worked with several startups in our network who have shared positive reviews.
Signature Bank – Signet
Signature Bank is a New York State-chartered commercial bank, Member FDIC. With over $70 billion in assets, Signature Bank is a full-service bank built upon strong financials and exceptional client service, provided by experienced financial professionals. Signet is Signature Bank's very own blockchain based 24x7x365 instant fiat settlement platform.
JP Morgan is the only bank you'll ever need. The firm serves the Technology, Disruptive Commerce and Life Sciences ecosystems from inception onward with an offering that includes online banking, treasury, debt, investments and advisory services. Pamela Aldsworth leads the firm's venture practice; she has been a close friend of our firm and avid supporter of the Boston ecosystem for years, and is a wonderful partner to startups and VCs.
First Republic Bank
First Republic provides a comprehensive set of banking services to support the growth of your business at every stage. They are committed to fast response and ease of use through a dedicated team that can also provide introductions within the industry and insights into working with investors, thought leaders and service providers. Their Innovators’ Toolkit gives you an additional suite of mission-critical services with discounts up to $220,000 to address many of your immediate operational needs.
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank has successfully supported founders, entrepreneurs, and investors for over 35 years. The company provide banking and financial services to help you, as you strive to grow your business at every stage. Pillar has worked with Dan Allred and Jesse Bardo at their firm.
Sapers & Wallack / Hilb Group
Sapers & Wallack/Hilb Group NE provides trusted benefits, retirement, insurance and investment advice to help you ensure the financial well-being of your business or family. Pillar works with the firm for our own insurance needs.
We Make Heart
Thomas O'Connell is the founder of We Make Heart. Thomas is a master storyteller and helps companies bring their identify to life through content and visual design. He helped to create the Pillar brand.
Ueno is a full-service agency, helping companies design and build beautiful digital products, brands, and experiences. They've worked with Pillar portfolio company Abridge, with great results.
The Addis team has deep roots in branding which enables them to be creative partners with a long- term strategic vision for the brands they work with. The firm provides cost-effective support and works with well-established clients in Boston.
Wilfey is a creative house that partners with VC firms to provide its portfolio companies with cost-effective design and positioning resources. Wilfey specializes in producing high-quality work on tight deadlines with expertise in branding, positioning, pitch decks, and marketing assets.
John Skurchak created our Pillar logo, and we have worked with him on several projects. He is extremely talented, and can help with full brand development.
ezCater is a rapidly growing local Boston late-stage company that instantly connects your office with hundreds of catering options. ezCater makes it easy to order catering from hundreds of caterers on one website. This is our favorite solution for office meals at Pillar!
Host is a digital platform that connects corporate customers with pre- vetted, certified, and insured bartenders within 2 minutes. They provide their customers the insurance and experience they need to have a successful event. Our portfolio has worked with Michelle Carazas at the company.
Bread & Ginger
Meghan Hargraves from Bread & Ginger is a talented chef and caterer, who often prepares delicious meals for Pillar events. Meghan provides in-office catering and at-home meal delivery.
Julie Engel, Ph.D. is an executive coach, organization development and team development consultant and facilitator working with executives and managers to be more resourceful, grounded and wise as they navigate the ever-changing, fast-moving, uncertain, challenging, and demanding circumstances of their work and the world.
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Jaye Goldstein, who was previously on the Pillar VC/Petri team, offers leadership, management and communication coaching to biotech startups. She’s particularly passionate about supporting women and diverse founders.
John Delmonaco is Senior Partner with RHR International, a firm of management psychologists who consult to senior executives. John focuses on driving the success of business strategy through developing individual executives, aligning talent around key business imperatives, and strengthening the effectiveness of executive teams. John conducts assessments, 360s, succession planning, and coaching. John comes recommended to Pillar by one of our Co-Founding Pillar CEOs.
Stephanie Tran has a strong background in leadership development and is enthusiastic about creating positive organizational change by helping people be and do their best. A Partner with SSCA, she specializes in talent management and development, organizational psychology, and behavioral science. Stephanie has worked with the Pillar VC team through workshops and 1:1 coaching.
Bob Radin is a Lecturer at Boston College who teaches management and corporate governance courses in the Graduate School of Management. He also runs a CEO interview series called the Manager’s Studio. His research has focused on power and influence in the boardroom and governance in the mutual funds industry. In addition, he serves as an executive coach to executives in the financial services industry and early stage companies and is a co-founder of Frost Ice Loft located in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Fred is from Harburg Consulting LLC, and comes highly recommended to us from one of our Founding Pillars, Yvonne Hao. He is based in Chicago, is former military, and now teaches at Kellogg and coaches executives and teams. He’s worked with government agencies, public companies, etc.
Anthony is based in SF, and is an experienced executive coach for CEOs and c-suite executives in Fortune 1000 and PE portfolio companies. Anthony uses unique approaches, and is very effective by phone. He also teaches at Wharton part time. Anthony was recommended to us by one of our Co-Founding Pillar CEOs.
Nancy draws on her diverse background to discover and address individual and team needs. She has an MBA from Dartmouth and an MA and completed PhD coursework in Clinical Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology.
As a resilience coach, Ben has helped numerous businesses, high performers, and executives in recovery successfully work through some of life’s most defining moments. Prior to coaching, Ben had a successful career as a Chief Marketing Officer at some of Silicon Valley’s hottest technology companies. Now, he specializes in working with executives who have ‘hit a wall’ due to substance abuse or other addictions.
The founder and CEO of Reboot.IO, Inc. Colonna is a certified professional coach, Colonna draws on his wide variety of experiences to help clients design a more conscious life and make needed changes to their career to improve their performance and satisfaction. He established his coaching practice in 2007. Prior to this work, Colonna was venture capitalist focused on investing in early stage technology-related startups.
Laura brings years of experience working with managers and leaders at tech companies and beyond to her practice. In her role at HubSpot as their VP of Leadership & Management, as well as in her former role as a Global Lead for Manager & Leadership Development Programs at Google, she helped people managers and leaders strategically approach the challenges of leading at scale. In addition to her full-time roles, Laura co-creates and leads innovative development programs for high potential business leaders. She regularly coaches emerging leaders from start ups in the Boston area, and was a highly regarded facilitator and designer for Intelligent.ly’s Emerge and Exchange programs.
Emily Green is a serial founder who enjoys collaborating with early-stage CEOs, sharing her perspective as an experienced leader and coach.
Whit Mitchell was recommended to Pillar with high praise by one of our co-founding Pillar CEOs, who has worked with Whit for several years as a coach.
Sam was recommended to Pillar by the former GM of a publicly traded company in Boston. Sam has a psychology background, and brings science to his executive coaching in a non-academic way. Sam works with both CEOs and executives.
Susanne has over 25 years of experience as a psychologist. Her practice centers on coaching executives to build their leadership and presence, improve effective communication with internal and external clients, maximize resource management skills, and consult with teams to improve performance.
Don Arnoudse works with executives and their leadership teams to co-create the future they want. He guides his clients outside their comfort zones, going ‘where it’s scary’ to grow their businesses beyond what common sense tells them is possible. Don Arnoudse was recommended to Pillar by one of our co-founding CEOs' companies, who has known him for 25 years and has deep respect for his practice. Don primarily works with very senior executives.
Brad Spencer is Founder and President of Spencer/Shenk/Capers & Associates, Inc. Brad is a trusted advisor to respected Fortune 500 CEOs, a highly-regarded lecturer on organizational behavior, and an expert in the field of organizational psychology. Brad Spencer was recommended to Pillar by one of our co-founding CEO's, with whom he personally works as a coach.
Amy Tananbaum has over 25 years of experience consulting with organizations to improve performance. She manages an extraordinary team of resources who provide learning, consulting, and coaching services to global clients. She is wonderful to work with, and her team has supported individuals ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Pillar's Sarah Hodges worked extensively with Amy through the leadership development company she previously founded.
Founded by former VC, Jerry Colonna, Reboot offers coaching, 360 degree performance reviews, bootcamps, co-founder bootcamps, peer groups, internal trainings and organizational change management for your company, and plenty of rich resources for entrepreneurs. The company is based in Boulder, CO, but offers weekend bootcamps and digital peer groups.
Jim Rosen works with several CEOs and executives in Boston at Yesware, Pixability, Influitive and other companies. He was a member of Netegrity's founding management team, and has a strong focus on mindfulness, addressing both the inner dynamics of leadership (consciousness) as well as practical skills development (competence).
Kathy Ball-Toncic, based in Boston, was in HR as an exec and then transitioned to coaching. She works with individuals and also facilitates workshops across a broad range of topics (eg giving/ receiving feedback, unconscious bias, presence, etc).
Rob Galford is based in Boston. He is a former HR exec, has written books and articles, and serves on boards. He works with senior execs and boards, and comes highly recommended to us by Founding Pillar Yvonne Hao.
Steve is a professional certified coach, angel investor, facilitator, speaker, former operator and recovering VC. He currently operates High Output, a boutique leadership development company based in NYC. He partners with founders to help them perform at higher levels, lead more authentically and build resilient organizations.
CEO Roundtable is made up of private, peer advisory groups of 8 to 12 members from non-competing companies.
Catlin & Cookman High-Growth CEO Forum®
Catlin & Cookman offers curated CEO groups, as well as onsite workshops around culture & values for teams. The company has developed a range of offerings that helps innovative leaders grow great companies. Pillar partner, Russ Wilcox, participated in this CEO group as did many of our Founding Pillar CEOs. The company also offers coaching and strategic planning.
Oficio provides beautifully designed coworking spaces, private offices, meeting rooms, and event space in Boston.
WeWork is a platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community, and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life's work.
Impact Hub Boston
Impact Hub Boston provides coworking spaces that inspire, connect, and empower people to realize enterprising ideas for sustainable impact.
CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) helps exceptional entrepreneurs around the globe innovate better and faster. In service of fixing the world through innovation, CIC creates infrastructure and programing for innovators. This includes flexible and custom office space; shared wet lab facilities; civic innovation spaces; and targeted initiatives to support changemakers, disruptors, and out-of-the-box thinkers in growing their companies.
Workbar provides a web of communal workspaces where freelancers, start-ups, and remote employees of larger enterprises can enjoy high quality office amenities at an affordable price. At convenient and accessible locations around the cities of Boston and Cambridge, the company provides meeting rooms to meet with clients and give presentations; event space; and a wide variety of social and educational programming including happy hours, lunch seminars, workshops, and networking events.
GSVlabs is a global innovation platform focused on accelerating startups and connect corporations to exponential technologies, business models, and ideas. The company has a co-working space based in downtown Boston that supports startups with space, programming, insight and connections.
Boston Product is unique in that it's made up exclusively of frontline product managers. It's great to connect and collaborate with people who are actually doing the job every day.
The Leadership Consortium
The Leadership Consortium convenes top talent from best-in-class partner companies, immersing participants in a virtual development experience that accelerates leadership impact. Founded by renowned Harvard Business School Professor Frances Frei and led by a team of mission-driven HBS alumnae, TLC helps best-in-class organizations create the conditions for all leaders to accelerate and thrive.
Boston Revenue Collective
Led by Rich Gardner (Klaviyo, Catalant) The Boston Revenue Collective is a private, curated community consisting of revenue-focused executives (VP+ across Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Customer Success) from high-growth companies in the Boston area. The organization is a Member of The Revenue Collective, the largest membership organization for commercial executives at high growth companies in the world.
ghSMART is a leadership advisory firm to CEOs, investors and boards. With two decades of experience and over 18,000 senior executives, ghSMART helps clients achieve their top leadership priorities, including CEO succession, M&A diligence and integration, top talent selection. They offer assessments to help teams learn how to communicate more effectively. The company's assessments also offer a useful tool to incorporate in your hiring process.
The Platinum Rule
Many people know The Golden Rule – treat others as you want to be treated. The Platinum Rule shifts perspective to recognize that each of us is wired differently – treat others the way they want to be treated. The Platinum Rule assessment offers a comprehensive personalized Behavioral Style Report. The tool helps you understand your default behaviors as a leader. By delivering the assessment to your team, you can also understand their personal behavioral preferences. The tool provides a way for you to understand each other to better live by the Platinum Rule. Pillar's Sarah Hodges used this tool extensively at the leadership development company she co-founded, Intelligent.ly.
The Leadership Practices Inventory
Run by The Leadership Challenge, the Leadership Practices Inventory Assessment draws attention to an individual’s strengths and areas for improvement as a leader by measuring how often they practice exemplary leadership behavior. While the LPI Self product offers the practitioner increased self-awareness, the LPI 360 assessment goes a step further by illuminating the effectiveness of a leader and by measuring the level of commitment, engagement, and satisfaction of the individuals they lead. Pillar's Sarah Hodges used this tool extensively at the leadership development company she co-founded, Intelligent.ly.
Real Colors is an assessment for teams. The tool helps you understand each person's personal behavioral defaults, helping you learn how to adapt your style to others for better collaboration. Pillar's Sarah Hodges used this tool extensively at the leadership development company she co-founded, Intelligent.ly.
Led by experienced engineering leader, Melanie Ziegler, the VPE Forum provides a peer group for leading VPEs in scaling Boston companies. The organization hosts small, dedicated groups of executives from non-competing, similarly sized companies meet in a confidential, trusting and supportive environment. Members benefit from the insights, honest advice and shared best practices of their peers. Several trusted friends of Pillar have participated in the program who have wonderful things to say about their experience.
The Speech Improvement Company
The Speech Improvement Company develops and delivers customized group training programs and private, one-on-one coaching sessions in five key areas: Leadership & Management, Public Speaking, Sales Communication, Customer Service Communication and Accent Modification. This company comes highly recommended from the team at a public company in Boston.
Minds at Work
Minds at Work offers several ways for you to start accomplishing your most important change goals. The team offers small group coaching pods to personalized 1:1 processes delivered by coaches. The Change Course is a 8-week online learning program from Minds at Work that is designed to significantly enhance the capacity of individuals or team-members to deliver on their most important, and challenging, change goals.
Collaborative Gain is a community of senior leaders who help each other lead innovation and customer-centric change to drive business results – the most effective approach to growing your business network and career. The company offers curated peer groups for C-level executives that meet twice yearly.
Lead with Purpose
Lead with Purpose is an immersive, multi-day cohort program for people who lead teams, projects, and/or small organizations. Participants will join a mixed cohort of ~25 leaders from various Boston area companies and organizations to learn, discuss, and reflect upon effective leadership and management practices. Laura Parrott, VP of L&D at HubSpot, designed this six-session workshop with for new managers at high-growth companies in Boston. Laura was previously part of the L&D team at Google, and was a facilitator for Intelligent.ly's management development program.
Stephanie Walzak Consulting
Stephanie Walzak runs a compensation consultancy business working directly with CEOs, Senior Execs, and Boards of several promising pre- and post-IPO companies. Pillar Partner, Sarah Hodges, worked with Stephanie at her last company and had an extremely positive collaboration.
Project Include’s mission is to give everyone a fair chance to succeed in tech. We are a non-profit that uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions in the tech industry.
The Ready Set Co.
ReadySet is a consulting and strategy firm that helps companies build more human-centric, inclusive cultures, teams and products. Our clients span industries from tech, to nonprofits, to social change organizations each starting at a unique point in their DEI journey.
We provide culture, management strategy, and diversity + equity + inclusion services for organizations across sectors.
Interaction Institute for Social Change
The Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) brings nearly 30 years of experience to our mission:to build collaborative capacity in individuals, organizations, and networks working for social justice and racial equity.
SixPlus is like OpenTable for groups. Their free concierge service can help you book your next event, whether it is a restaurant private room or buyout.
Popavent is a club of planners representing tech startups, non-traditional venues + unexpected experiences. The company has helped to plan several Pillar events, including our Pillar Portfolio Unconference and our Annual Thanksgiving Feast. Popavent collaborates with companies of all sizes across events of different scales. We work with Caitlin Carey at the company.
Sam Moody Photography
Sam Moody is an incredibly talented photographer who works with companies across the Boston startup ecosystem. We've worked with Sam on our firm headshots and portfolio photos. He is wonderful to collaborate with and always creates beautiful photography.
IDEO: Storytelling for Influence
This online storytelling course teaches IDEO methods that will inspire your team, superiors, or investors to get them excited about following your lead.
Visions in Focus
Pitch Coach Beth Susanne has helped her clients raise over $10B in funding to date, working with global leaders such as Singularity University, Oxford Foundry, Barclays, BMW, Disney, and over 3000 international tech startups from 60 countries, across all technologies. Founders have raised an average of $4M each, following her 2-day pitch intensive. Her online and in-person workshops focus on how to craft and deliver a compelling pitch so that you achieve your funding goals quickly, and your value is immediately recognised in the market. Beth came highly recommended to Pillar by one of our portfolio startups, based in Madrid, and will begin coaching our portfolio teams in 2020.
Allison is a Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator living and working in Portland, Maine, and serving clients throughout New England.
Meaghan Kane comes highly recommended to Pillar as a brand, web, and experience designer for digital products.
Erik DiMauro Design
Erik is a graphic and logo designer, and has created several logos for companies in the broader Pillar community.
Britni Linford Design
Britni Linford is based in SLC, Utah. and frequently freelances for the Pillar team. She is creative, fast, and a wonderful person to collaborate with.
12Twenty drives meaningful engagement with employers for career advisers and students at the university level.
10x has taken the model of talent representation from the entertainment and sports world and applied it to the tech world - 10x represents and manages high-level, pre-vetted freelance and contract engineers, developers, designers, and other technical experts. Startups can enjoy a hassle-free contracting process at no additional cost other than the standard rate of the person they work with.
From day one, Riviera Partners has helped the most transformative companies in tech (from early stage to public, bootstrapped to venture- and private equity-backed) flourish in a continually evolving technology marketplace. This is done through the successful recruitment of Product Development - Engineering, Product Management, Design, Data Science, Infrastructure, etc. - executives and engineers. With offices across the US, Riviera is in all major tech hubs.
VentureFizz is the leading employment branding and recruitment platform focused on the tech industry. We work with companies at all stages of development and help out with hiring across all functional areas.
Gray Scalable's team of recruiting and HR professionals help companies grow and evolve their people practices to match the standards of the world’s leading tech companies. From pre-Series A to post-IPO companies, they help build teams and develop customized programs that engage your people and advance your culture. Pillar portfolio companies have worked with Charlie Gray at the company.
Beyond the Workplace
Beyond HR provides end-to-end HR consulting services with a focus on employment practices and strategy, employee relations, and employee communications. If you're a Pillar portfolio company, view your onboarding portal section for a special introductory offer. We work with Wendy Silver at the company.
Global EIR Program
The Global EIR Program (GEIR) is a pioneering solution for entrepreneurs struggling with the uncertainty and limitations of the U.S. visa system. Immigrant entrepreneurs are hired part-time by the university – procuring their expertise to contribute to the entrepreneurial community while at the same time obtaining an H1B visa (exempt from the annual quota due to special dispensation for non-profits) to allow them to remain in the community to build their startup.
Big Cloud Recruiting
Big Cloud is a recruiting platform for Data Scientists, Engineers, or Architects. The company works with clients ranging from dynamic AI start-up’s, to the world’s biggest organizations. Several Pillar portfolio companies have worked with the firm.
Reveneer designs, builds & manages high-velocity inside sales operations. If you don’t have the time or expertise to build your own inside sales operation, Reveneer will do it for you. The company's all-in-one services encompass the entire operation to deliver sales results that are predictable and repeatable over time. Several Pillar portfolio companies have worked with Greg Casale at the company.
Talent House is a boutique agency that primarily focuses on contingent searches (and some retained) with an emphasis on sales and marketing (including customer success) roles. The firm comes highly recommended to us by a VC recruiter from our network.
Betts Recruiting is strong in Sales, Marketing and other Go-to-Market roles. The firm's leadership team focuses on strategic management-level roles. The firm comes recommended to us by a trusted VC recruiter. Reach out to Allison.
RJR solely focuses on sales opportunities; the recruiters on the firm's team come from a sales background themselves, and were highly recommended to Pillar by a VC recruiter with whom we frequently work.
SLT Talent Acquisition Consulting
Susanne Talbot from SLT Talent Acquisition Consulting is an experienced recruiter with a background in executive search and technical recruiting. She is a wonderful person to collaborate with, and several Pillar portfolio companies have engaged with Susanne with great success.
True Search helps the world's most innovative companies identify and recruit progressive talent. True has worked across several of our portfolio companies. We work with Matt Goldstein and Cory Bolotsky.
The Bowdoin Group
From C-Suite to other critical strategic roles, clients of all sizes rely on The Bowdoin Group to help build strong leadership teams. We work with Scott Aldsworth at the firm.
Jeff Goldman Immigration
Jeff Goldman Immigration is a law firm devoted exclusively to all aspects of business-based and family-based immigration law. Jeff Goldman has helped several Boston founders navigate complicated immigration concerns.
Alexandria LaunchLabs is the premier, full-service startup platform designed to dramatically accelerate the growth of early-stage life science and agtech companies. With operational life science sites at the Alexandria Center® for Life Science in New York City and the Alexandria Center® at One Kendall Square in Cambridge and an agtech site at the Alexandria Center® for AgTech in the Research Triangle, Alexandria LaunchLabs provides move-in-ready office/laboratory space, first-class support resources, shared equipment and services, creative amenities, and access to startup capital through the Alexandria Seed Capital Platform to drive life-changing innovation. Alexandria LaunchLabs is currently accepting applications for future members in Cambridge, Greater Los Angeles, New York City, Research Triangle, and Seattle.
Nest.Bio supports emerging biotech startups with the infrastructure and community needed to get their companies to the next level.
A 70,000 square-foot facility in the heart of the Kendall Square, Cambridge, biotech innovation hub, LabCentral is a shared laboratory space designed as a launchpad for high-potential life-sciences and biotech startups.
Newmark is a commercial real estate advisory firm, providing clients with a single-source solution for every phase of leasing or owning a property. We know Catie Tilton, who specializes in assisting companies in the life science industry. Some of the areas she can assist with include a search for office and/or laboratory space, market evaluation, rent/cost comparison, lease negotiations, workplace strategy, or construction.
Artisan’s Asylum is a 501(c)3 non-profit community fabrication center that empowers individuals to give form to their ideas through membership, education, and workspace.
Venture Development Center (UMass)
VDC is a startup incubator at UMass Boston that supports early stage life-science and technology startups and UMass Boston students.
North Shore InnoVentures
NSIV is a non-profit technology incubator helping early-stage biotech and cleantech companies increase their probability of success.
With over 700,000 gross square feet of space now built, BioSquare offers leading life sciences companies an environment designed to foster and support discovery, innovation, and commerce.
The Forsyth Entrepreneurial Science Center (FESC) fosters innovative biomedical research and to accelerate the growth of early-stage companies including, but not limited to, Forsyth-based technology start-up companies.
Tufts LaunchLab / BioLabs
Tufts University has developed Tufts Launchpad | BioLabs, a biotech incubator to help high-potential, early-stage innovators in the life sciences.
Agility Labs provides the space, support, and community for emerging life science and medical device companies to transform scientific discoveries into breakthrough products.
SmartLabs is a new approach to providing research scientists with an on-demand, pharma-grade research environment to accelerate scientific discovery and therapeutic commercialization. The company provides a turnkey laboratory environment, so our founders can accelerate scientific discovery from day one.
Located in Somerville, Massachusetts, and founded in 2011, the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation is the largest cleantech incubator in North America, operating a 100,000 sq. ft.
Latham & Watkins
Pillar has worked with Latham & Watkins' John Chory, Stephen Ranere, and Emily Taylor on a number of deals. The firm also has a suite of resources in their LathamDrive website, which provides entrepreneurs the tools and expertise they need on various topics including formation, capital raising, liquidity, beyond IPO and more.
Company Counsel provides legal support for emerging startups. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with Steve Cagnetta across several startups from inception through exit on everything from employment agreements to employee options to contracts and more. Steve is particularly helpful for startups who would prefer not to work with a big firm, and are looking for a more accessible advice. See our Pillar VC CEO Templates for several free legal documents from Company Counsel.
In 2007, Cooley launched a small office in Boston’s historic Back Bay to provide legal counsel to technology and life sciences companies and investors in the region. During the last decade, Cooley has been one of the fastest growing law firms in Boston and is now home to more than 120 lawyers, technology specialists, quantitative analysts, paralegals and staff. Cooley's clients include strategic and financial buyers and sellers in public and private acquisitions, including private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts and take-private transactions. We work with Al Browne at Cooley.
WilmerHale provides global legal representation across a comprehensive range of industry and practice areas that are critical to our clients' success. WilmerHale's Launch Program (https://launch.wilmerhale.com/) is tailored specifically to startups. Pillar's Sarah Hodges worked with the firm on the sale of Smarterer, a Boston-based startup that was acquired by Pluralsight. We work with Mick Bain at the firm.
Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton
Boston-area Business Law Firm Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC assists companies of all sizes — from startups to Fortune 1000 — in legal services areas. Pillar had a great experience working with the firm on our office lease. We work with Michael Jabbawy at the firm.
Gunderson Dettmer has been ranked the #1 law firm globally for high-growth technology and life sciences companies and investors for six years in a row by PitchBook. The firm handles the majority of Pillar's legal needs in addition to supporting growth technology and life sciences companies from start-up to maturity, and 250+ of the world's leading venture capital firms. We work with several lawyers at the firm including Jay Hachigan, Jeff Engerman and Vanessa Smith.
Looney Cohen & Aisenberg
Looney Cohen & Aisenberg LLP is a boutique law firm focusing on commercial and real estate transactions, leasing, business law, non-competition disputes and business related litigation.
Langer & McLaughlin
Langer & McLaughlin, LLP is a small Boston-based law firm specializing in transactional commercial real estate.
Made by Craft creates digital products focusing on beautiful, human-centered design, UX and product strategy. The Pillar team has worked with Jeremy in the past, and the team is responsible for the Petri.bio website.
Ally from Noonan Communications is a PR Consultant who can work with your team to create press releases, media advisories, media fact sheets, media lists and more. We've worked with her at Pillar.
The Pillar team has worked with Dena at StrongHouse Media on social media, content, SEO, analytics, and more.
Nucleus Creative Group
Led by Chris Kovach, Nucleus Creative Group develops swag across the full spectrum from basic to bold. Chris works with well-known bands across the country to develop their tour merchandise, and brings a strong eye for design to every new project.
Pillar has worked with Axis Promotions for the last four years to source high-quality, creative, durable swag for our portfolio companies and community. The firm is full of interesting ideas for how to turn your swag from zero to hero. Reach out for help!
Lara Miller PR
Lara Miller, an award winning publicist, has been in the PR industry for over 15 years and primarily works with tech clients, with a specialty in AI, Blockchain, Enterprise Tech and SaaS startups. Lara has assisted both startups and large corporations with their PR needs with great success.
Fama works with a number of companies across Boston and beyond. They're pros, and generally work with later stage companies.
Our portfolio companies on the West Coast have had great success working with the team at Launch Squad to gain news and momentum around everything from new company milestones to launch events.
Launch Pad Agency
One of Pillar's portfolio companies in the robotics space has had great success with this firm. The company is based on the west coast.
Chap Public Relations
Chap Public Relations is based in Chicago. The firm works with businesses to create, develop, and tell their stories to the media in a way that will resonate with key constituents - from prospective customers and employees to potential investors and partners. The firm comes recommended to us from an established founder who has worked with the firm on contributed content, product launches and more. We work with Keith Chapman at the firm.
Element Public Relations combines experience, passion and imagination to help today's technology companies tell their stories. One of our portfolio companies based in SF has seen strong results in working with the firm.
Data Point Partners
Data Point Partners is a full-service strategic consulting and digital marketing agency specializing in SEO and SEM. Partner, Pat McManus, comes recommended to us from a trusted founder in Boston.
Christine Fiske is an independent marketing consultant who recently branded her firm Duende to focus on people-first engagement. She helped with Pillar’s launch. We’ve known her for years, and she’s a wonderful person and a strong marketer. Christine's focus with Duende now is audience building (acquisition) and nurturing (retention) and live event strategy.
ArtLifting is a unique art consultancy representing artists impacted by homelessness and disabilities, communities traditionally underrepresented in the contemporary art market. ArtLifting provides artwork and creative solutions for corporate clients across the country seeking to create inclusive workspaces through intentional design. With a dedicated team of art professionals, ArtLifting makes it easy to customize your office while making an impact.
T3 is one of our go-to real estate partners in Boston. The company was founded on a single idea—to create a real estate company that was purpose-built exclusively for innovators. Beyond real estate practitioners, the team consists of a group of community advocates who host events and broadly support the greater Boston startup ecosystem. We work with Chris Gorczyca and Jon Frisch at the company.
Truss is an online marketplace that helps small and scaling businesses find, compare and lease office and coworking spaces for free. Truss has more than 1,600 office spaces and over 90 coworking locations in the Boston area. We work with Colin Greenhalgh at the company.
Avison Young started as a small Canadian commercial real estate company that has continually expanded its services and footprint to meet the needs of a global client base.We work with Kirk Weller at the company.
JLL is one of our go-to real estate providers in Boston. The company is a world leader in real estate services, powered by an entrepreneurial spirit. JLL buys, builds, occupies and invests in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate. From tech startups to global firms, the firm's clients span industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing and technology. We work with Bryan Sparkes at the company.
CBRE 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. We work with Rob Kinlin at the company.
thoughtbot is a design and development consultancy with an office in Boston that mentors your team while bringing your digital product ideas to life. The company has partnered with hundreds of founders and growing startups to build web and mobile apps that delight users.
Fresh Tilled Soil
Fresh Tilled Soil solves hard design UX / UI problems and brings complex product ideas to life. Over the past 13 years the team has delivered UX and product design to 700+ clients across the world.
Emerging BioCommunications combines deep life science experience with the great storytelling of award-winning journalism. When we work with your company, we don’t find talking points – we find stories that will resonate with the media and the key stakeholders you need to reach.
Specializing in healthcare communications for small to mid-sized firms. Specialty areas include: • Communications strategy and execution • Positioning and branding • Key message development • Media training • Content development • Media relations
BWK is a strategic PR firm partnering with companies and organizations that are building, designing and growing the future.
1AB is a strategic external communications partner to the C-suite and communications heads of startup, development-stage and commercial-stage life sciences companies.
Cory has more than 15 years of experience in developing and executing communications strategies on behalf of biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies.
MacDougall is a team of experienced, multi-talented consultants providing an integrated suite of services to organizations creating innovation in healthcare to help patients lead more productive lives.
Candidate Labs is a modern search firm pairing seasoned recruiters with technology and data to ensure sales and marketing leaders are able to confidently grow their teams without compromising on speed or fit.
Led by CEO, Patrick Campbell, ProfitWell solves the hardest parts of subscription growth. The company provides outcome-centered products that reduce churn, optimize pricing, and grow your subscription business end-to-end.
At Alpine, we design for print & digital and we breathe new life into seasoned brands. We lean on creativity to inspire new ideas and utilize our deep design knowledge to build quality results. There’s a reason we tend to become close with our clients – we simply care. We care about our work, we care about the people we work with, and we care about the investment that business owners are making in their company.