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We are the Innovator's partner


We are co-founders or early partners with the scientific leads of our companies. We invest, join the team, build out and execute the commercial strategy.


Our "special sauce" is our ability to generate client partnerships in the very early stages. We form relationships in which clients fund the R&D work and become deeply invested in the successful launch of a commercial product.


For Innovators

We bring your innovation to market

For Industry Partners

We make you an innovation leader

For Limited Partners

We create exceptional returns

For The World

We create positive impact

Our Investments

* LiquiGlide investment by principals of Rhapsody Venture Partners

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Thoughts from the frontier





  • Serial entrepreneur and investor in applied sciences and engineering
  • Transaction advisor to Deutsche Private Equity (German mid-cap fund)
  • Co-founded and sold pioneering mobile marketing company Flytxt
  • Monitor Group Consultant
  • London School of Economics

Bernard Lupien, General Partner 

  • Biz dev enthusiast, specialized in commercializing science innovation
  • SVP Biz Dev & Mktg LiquiGlide (MIT material science start-up)
  • VP Biz Dev & Mktg TIAX (technology development company)
  • Corporate Dev Fisher Scientific
  • MIT Sloan, McGill – Chemistry


Jason Whaley, General Partner

  • Business leader and strategist in biotech space
  • Founder and CEO Manus Bio, MIT industrial bio spin-out 
  • COO Fitzgerald Analytics
  • Monitor Group Consultant
  • MIT Sloan, Dartmouth


Abhijeet Birewar, Venture Partner

  • Based in Mumbai & Boston with broad network into industrial strategics
  • Serial entrepreneur and investor in emerging tech space
  • MD of Multi Organics (specialty chemical manufacturer)
  • Co-founder e10six, (renewable energy startup)
  • Iowa State University, University of Mumbai

Nathan Hancock, HBS Class of 2017 Associate

  • MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School
  • Senior Director of R&D, Oasys Water
  • PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

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Joaquin Dufeu, MIT SLoaN Class of 2018 Associate

  • Former consultant at BCG
  • Former co-Founder at GiveO2 
  • MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Industrial engineer, IT major at PUC 


Alonso Lucero, HBS Class of 2018 Associate

  • MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School
  • Kapor Capital – Summer Investment Associate
  • Monitor Deloitte – Senior Consultant
  • Cornell University – Mathematics and Operations Research & Information Engineering (ORIE)