Superfrau converts waste to value by rescuing surplus whey and upcycling it into delicious, nutritious beverages; good for people and the planet. Company is based in Western MA, women-led, and their lead investor is MassMutual.
InsureLife provides an AI-powered Network Orchestration Platform for Insurers that digitally connects their financial services products with consumers and agents, so they interact anytime, growing sales in a contactless world. This deal is syndicated through the Nassau ReImagine (Hartford, CT).
Torigen – Torigen is a veterinary biotechnology company focused on helping pets with cancer. We offer the first personalized cancer vaccine in the veterinary market to treat pets diagnosed with solid tumors. Executive Summary.
N.A.bld – N.A.bld is a supply chain tool for on-demand manufacturing and inventory free retailing.
Lumme Health, Inc. – Lumme’s AI-powered smartwatch apps predict unhealthy behaviors from hand motions and deliver tailored, just-in-time nudges to avoid them.
Freedom Wind Tunnel – Indoor Skydiving at Patriot Place, we also offer VR Parachuting that one can steer, land, and control your own canopy in famous and familiar locations e.g. like jumping a game ball into Gillette Stadium or wing suit proximity flying in the Italian Dolomite region. In the end we stage high fidelity experiences that our customers keep with them for the rest of their lives.
Western-Massachusetts based angel network River Valley Investors (RVI) has completed an investment in Ignitepost.
IgnitePost is a handwritten mail service that enables businesses to develop deeper relationships with customers & prospects. We do this by combining software and robotics to send real pen & ink letters that are indistinguishable from human handwriting.
This is River Valley Investors’ first investment in Ignitepost.
River Valley Investors is the premier angel investor group in western Massachusetts. RVI accepts members from around the country, offering curated dealflow, approachable due diligence processes, and a simplified investing and networking experience!
We are very excited to welcome our new ecosystem member Chris Huntley to RVI!
Christopher L. Huntley is a Business Analytics professor at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University, where he has served in various capacities, ranging from department chair to NCAA representative. He is currently director of Fairfield StartUp, a talent incubator that connects student entrepreneurs with potential advisors, mentors, customers, and private investors. StartUp’s annual Showcase event, where students pitch their ideas in front of a live audience, attracts ~2500 viewers each year.
Dr. Huntley earned a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. Prior to completing his doctoral studies he worked as a consulting data analyst in the transportation and defense industries. A particular highlight was a project for ‘Carvin’ Marvin Runyon to reorganize / re-turf the US Postal Service in 1992; the resulting zip code maps are still in use today. He also played a key role in the Conrail / CSX Transportation merger in 1996.
We are very excited to welcome Chris to the RVI family. You can check out more about Chris on his LinkedIn page.