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Don’t forget to Vote Tuesday!

If you're wondering how the candidates for Governor stack up on issues important to Maine's innovation economy, we recommend you read through this survey conducted by Maine Startup Insider: The 2018 gubernatorial candidates on fostering innovation, R&D spending,...

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Board of Director Worries?

We understand that CEOs of private companies may be uncomfortable with the idea of a board of directors, or simply feel that a board is unnecessary. Who wants people looking over their shoulder and questioning decisions? Many founders worry about giving up control of...

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More Employees Equals More Responsibilities

We at MVF are dedicated to investing in growing Maine companies. Many of these companies only have five or fewer employees at the time of our initial investment, though they frequently grow to more than twenty. This is of course great and indeed part of our mission;...

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The Rise of Purpose-Designed Testing

There are many variables and unknowns in determining whether to invest in a nascent company. Often the best way to gauge viability is not the business plan, but the quality of the leadership team. The challenge is figuring out how specifically to vet these people, as...

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What’s next for the Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program?

Maine’s Seed Capital Tax Credit Program has seen a dramatic increase in utilization since its redesign, encouraging both in-state and out-of-state funds and individuals to invest in Maine businesses. There is no question that Maine companies benefit from...

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