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An Evening of Reflection and Recognition

On a balmy September evening this week, Maine Venture Fund portfolio companies and participants from the broader Maine investment community gathered for the annual MVF Recognition Event. This is an opportunity for the fund to recognize those portfolio companies with...

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Governance Learnings: Top 15 Lessons for Boards

In the blink of a summer firefly, the six highly-informative July 2019 board governance sessions are behind us. For those of you who attended, and also for those who weren’t able to be there, Maine Venture Fund distilled our own “Top 15 Lessons for Boards” below....

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Special Report on Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program

The Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program has successfully attracted private venture capital to early stage, high growth businesses for over 30 years. In recent years, however the annual $5 million ceiling has been used up earlier each year. In 2019, the $5...

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Bon Voyage

Written by John Burns, Managing Director In 2005, I was faced with my second hiring decision at Maine Venture Fund.  It came down to two candidates, both highly qualified.  I wavered.  A mentor and MVF board member looked at me...

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