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Investing Profile

Drew Volpe(455)

VCFounderInvestorEngineering Operator

Investing with conviction in visionary, technical founders inventing a better future.

firststar.vcBoston, Massachusetts
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17 Investors

Connected to Evan Tana (script capital), Elizabeth Yin (Hustle Fund), Erik Torenberg (Village Global), and 14 other investors on Signal.

Harvard University Network
Highland Capital Partners Network
First Star Ventures Managing Partner
$100K - $1M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Pre Seed RoundNov 2021$1.2M
Co-investors: Aniq Kassam (FAST — by GETTYLAB)
Seed RoundMar 2021$900K
Pre Seed RoundMar 2021
Skynet Labs
Seed RoundSep 2020$3M
Seed RoundSep 2016$750K
Co-investors: Salil Deshpande (Uncorrelated Ventures), Xiaolai Li (INBlockchain)
Phaseshift Technologies
Pre Seed RoundMay 2020$580K
Co-investors: Millie Liu Liu (First Star Ventures), Elizabeth Yin (Hustle Fund)
Salient Predictions
Pre Seed RoundJan 2020
Seed RoundNov 2019
Co-investors: Anthony Schiller (Green Bay Ventures)
Nebulous (Sia & Obelisk)
Seed RoundJul 2019$3.5M
Scoot Science
Pre-SeedMar 2019
Co-investors: Jerry Neumann (Neu Venture Capital)
New computing technologies (ML/AI, decentralization, sensor fusion, ...) applied to "traditional" industries, computational bio, decentralized services and governance.
Consumer, gaming, startups not in the US and Canada.
Managing Partner First Star (fka Procyon Ventures)2014 - Present
Mentor and Judge MassChallenge2010 - Present
VP Product Development Semantic Machines2014 - 2015
EIR Highland Capital Partners2013 - 2013
co-founder and CTO Locately2008 - 2013
Director, Product Development Endeca Technologies2004 - 2008
Software Engineer Idiom2003 - 2004
Software Engineer Elytics2001 - 2002
Harvard University AB Computer Science
The Roxbury Latin School