We are specialist investors and co-creators of startups in the hard sciences.
Getting a scientific innovation adopted by industry is different than launching a new mobile app.
Over years of trial and error, we have developed a model and infrastructure to bring emerging technologies from lab to market, while creating exceptional rewards for founders and investors.
We are passionate about the importance of our work. If you’re a founder with the mission to get your technology into the world, you will find us to be true partners.
Ariana Thacker is joining Rhapsody Venture Partners
Thoughts from the Frontier
Breaking Trade-offs for Fun and Profit!
Making partnerships work, and that actually get to market.
Extraordinary results stem from exceptional paths. We use Will Thorndike’s framework from “The Outsiders” to summarize key insights we’ve collected in the hard science space.
Out of more than 80 of these promising technologies -- 60+% of which could be considered successes from a technical standpoint -- less than 10% made it to market.
It's not about the size of the lake, but how many fish you'll catch
When you have a new wire, you have to find a way to work with the existing mouse trap industry - don't try to build a whole new mouse trap.
Three key lessons from a summer working at Rhapsody
Venture returns come from a concentrated portfolio of companies where you, the investor, can actively add value.
Great companies are not necessarily great investments! Simple economics explains why.
Beware analogies. They can tempt you down dangerous paths.
The communication and expectation gap between startups and big companies and how to overcome it.
How startups fundraise themselves out of exit options.
Smarter ways to get market feedback.
We are partners to scientific founders.
We invest, join the team, help build out and execute the commercial strategy.
We are experts in business development for emerging technologies, helping our teams secure valuable industry partnerships.
Get in touch
If you are raising funds or simply exploring the commercial potential of your innovation, we are interested in speaking with you. Send us a note to start a conversation!
210 Broadway, Suite 201
Cambridge, MA, 02139