Our Philosophy for Success

We invest in what we know and what we believe.  We know that there are talented people with disruptive ideas in markets and geographies where we spend our time.  We believe that emerging companies require the support of a community of like-minded individuals and institutions to create the next generation of technologies.

Jesse Devitte

Jesse Devitte

Managing Director and Co-founder

Jesse leverages his hands-on operating experience and industry contacts to lead our efforts in the Built Environment.

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Phil Ferneau

Phil Ferneau

Managing Director and Co-founder

Phil has devoted twenty years to advancing Dartmouth College’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and applies that experience to identifying and supporting Dartmouth’s most promising entrepreneurs and innovations.

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Matt Rightmire

Matt Rightmire

Managing Director

Matt combines the insights gained from a decade building Internet companies in Silicon Valley with more than ten years serving as an investor in emerging technology companies in and around New Hampshire.

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Matt Rightmire

Chris Randles

Venture Partner

Chris brings deep technical software operating experience to Borealis following two successful stints as CEO, with Mathsoft, a leading provider of analysis and documentation solutions for engineering enterprises, as well as 3-D modeling software leader SpaceClaim.

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Sherri Oberg

Sherri Oberg

Venture Partner

Sherri provides thirty years of experience in venture capital investing and leading both private and public life sciences companies to the Borealis team.

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Travis Connors

Travis Connors

Venture Partner

Travis contributes sixteen years of close collaboration with emerging startups in Boston to the Borealis’ portfolio.

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Jesse Devitte

Contact Us

We’re always interested in engaging with inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs to help develop ideas and realize visions.

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