Boston Harbor Angels Celebrates 20 Years of Angel Investing


Boston Harbor Angels Celebrates 20 Years of Angel Investing, Setting New Benchmarks in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Boston, MA – March 15th, 2024 – Boston Harbor Angels (BHA) proudly commemorates two decades of catalyzing innovation and fostering entrepreneurial growth within the Boston ecosystem. Since its inception, BHA has supported countless startups and contributed significantly to the economic development of New England and beyond.

Founded in 2004, Boston Harbor Angels strives to be at the forefront of angel investing, providing vital funding and mentorship to emerging companies across various industries such as life sciences, information technology, and many more. Over the past 20 years, the organization has cultivated a dynamic network of investors, industry experts, and most importantly their entrepreneurs. Fostering a network of visionaries and driving groundbreaking advancements is a cornerstone of BHA.

“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary,” remarks President and CEO of BHA, Ziad Moukheiber, “we reflect on our and our founders’ hard work in angel investing. Our journey has been marked not only by innovation and a steadfast commitment to supporting entrepreneurs, but also our founders’ resilience and persistence throughout the unpredictability of this field. We are proud to have played a role in nurturing the growth of promising startups and look forward to continuing our mission of investing for a better world.”

David Friend, CEO of Wasabi Technologies, commented, “Boston Harbor Angels is my favorite angel group. Their unwavering support and strategic insights have been instrumental in propelling Wasabi Technologies to new heights. We are proud to be part of the BHA family. Happy 20th!”

Another resilient founder, Laurel Taylor, Founder and CEO of Candidly, a company tackling student debt expressed, “The support we received from BHA has been instrumental in accelerating our growth trajectory. Their expertise, coupled with their passion for innovation, has been truly inspiring. We are honored to celebrate this milestone alongside BHA and look forward to our continued collaboration in driving innovation forward.”

“Boston Harbor Angels is a supportive community that has provided excellent resources both financial, network and expertise” added Marian Leitner-Waldman, CEO and Founder of Archer Roose, luxurious canned wines co-owned by Elizabeth Banks. “The tone of the community is set by Ziad Moukheiber. He understands the entrepreneurial journey is rarely smooth but works to support the companies in BHA’s portfolio every step of the way.”

William Korinek, CEO and Co-Founder of Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals, stated, “BHA provides the crucial support and resources needed for startups like Astrocyte to thrive. Boston Harbor Angels have been a fantastic lead investor and partner to Astrocyte. We are honored to be part of this milestone celebration and grateful for their continued partnership.”

From the perspective of members, BHA prioritizes its partnership just the same as innovation. The first member of Boston Harbor Angels, Henry Kay believes that “for the past 20 years BHA has grown into a powerful and collaborative group of members with expertise in a variety of fields. Our desire to not only fund but work with our entrepreneur

s makes BHA stand out within the world of angel investing.”

Stuart Wolpoff, member since 2009, stated, “I am so proud to be a part of such an incredible group that has been paving the way for investment in great companies in the Boston area and beyond for two decades. We have discovered and helped fund incredible companies as well as cultivate really powerful and strong relationships with friends of the group, members, and founders.  The opportunities have been countless, and the time has been most memorable.”

Boston Harbor Angels reaffirms its commitment to early-stage companies striving for innovation and investing for a better world as it commemorates 20 years. Here’s to many more!

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Ziad Moukheiber

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