Investing Profile

Drew Volpe(119)

VCFounderInvestorEngineering Operator

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

firststar.vcBoston, Massachusetts
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14 Investors

Connected to Jeff Clavier (Uncork Capital), Elizabeth Yin (Hustle Fund), David Beisel (NextView Ventures), and 11 other investors on Signal.

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First Star Ventures Managing Partner
$100K - $2.0M
$500K
21
$25M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Nebulous (Sia & Obelisk)
Seed RoundJul 2019$3.5M
$3.5M
Co-investors: Salil Deshpande (Uncorrelated Ventures)
Scoot Science
Pre-SeedMar 2019
Tranquil Data
Pre-SeedNov 2018
Motion Hall
SeedSep 2018
Plus One Robotics
Seed RoundMay 2018$2.4M
$2.4M
Co-investors: Julian Counihan
Everbloom
SeedMar 2018$1.5M
$1.5M
Co-investors: Geoff Bernstein (Indicator Ventures)
Feature Labs
Seed RoundFeb 2018$1.5M
SeedFeb 2018$1.5M
$3M
Co-investors: Chip Hazard (XFactor Ventures)
Genialis
Seed RoundNov 2017$2.3M
$2.3M
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