The holidays are fast approaching, which means it is time to get serious about finding something for everyone on your gift list. We know this can be a daunting task, so we have put together a list of our portfolio companies offering products that would make great gifts.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Have an outdoor enthusiast on your gift list this holiday season? Give the gift of gear, Hyperlite Mountain Gear to be exact. This company specializes in ultralight camping and backpacking equipment that is made right here in Biddeford, Maine. HMG is running some great holiday discounts!

Pika Energy

The people at Pika Energy have a gift that will keep giving well into the future. The Pika Energy Island is an ecosystem of integrated products designed to enable any building to generate, store, and consume its own clean energy through state-of-the-art solar panels and battery storage. Have solar panels? How about the Harbor Smart Battery?


Thinking of enrolling someone in an adult education course as a gift this year? Did you know that registration for all adult education courses in Maine is powered by CourseStorm? The company’s impossibly simple class registration software makes offering and managing class super easy! Help someone learn a new skill and support a Maine technology business!

Ocean Approved

Heading to a restaurant during the holiday season? If so, you might have a chance to enjoy some delicious Maine kelp. Ocean Approved supplies Maine-harvested kelp to restaurants around the state. You can find Ocean Approved kelp at restaurants such as Mami, Flatbread, And Ohana Kitchen, as well as at markets such as Rosemont and Portland Food Co-Op, to name a few.

Maine Craft Distilling

Holidays are great, but sometimes they can be a little overwhelming. Take a break from the mayhem with a small batch spirit or canned cocktail from Maine Craft Distilling. The company distills a variety of different spirits, so you are sure to find something you’ll enjoy. If you feel like getting out of the house, an evening at their tasting room is always a fun time.


Chimani might be the perfect gift for the nature-lover on your holiday list. How about giving them a subscription to Chimani’s National Park App? Let Chimani be their guide in all 417 US National Parks with detailed maps and original content written by experts.

Mousam Valley Mushrooms

Cooking enthusiasts love using fresh local ingredients in the meals they prepare. Mousam Valley offers a wide variety of delicious, fresh mushrooms, perfect in so many different dishes. Look for them on your next trip to Hannaford!

Gelato Fiasco

You can’t go wrong giving something sweet for a holiday gift. Gelato Fiasco makes small-batch gelato in a wide variety of delicious flavors. You can find Gelato Fiasco at restaurants, shops, and supermarkets across Maine. Grab a pint as a gift and don’t forget to pick one up for yourself!


During all the rushing around, decorating, shopping, and entertaining the in-laws this holiday season, you might forget a meal … or two. Don’t worry, Redd has you covered. Their energy bars are packed with amazing ingredients, protein, and vitamins and minerals.


A gift that is useful, made in Maine, and eco-friendly. Each bag is made from recycled sails and designed, sewn, and finished by Maine craft people.

Hopefully this guide to the amazing products from our portfolio companies will make your holiday shopping a breeze.

Happy holidays from all of us at MVF!

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