We are an investment fund focused on taking the biggest ideas hatched at MIT, deploying them to the real world, and scaling them for greatest impact.
Following the ethos, "Deploy", the E14 Fund was born to deploy ideas invented at the MIT Media Lab. It embodies the lab's anti-disciplinary spirit, supporting companies at the intersection of technology, design, biology, engineering, and more.
The E14 fund is a unique platform and fund to help commercialize leading innovation out of MIT by nurturing early stage spin offs. It is positioned at the heart of the MIT startup ecosystem, a pipeline historically proven to spin off great products and successful companies. It focuses on the creative edge in areas such as bitcoin, wearable computing, tangible interfaces, smart cities, genomics and more.
The E14 Fund began in 2013, and has supported 17 startups deploying technology that began at the Media Lab following the foot steps of many spin-offs. A list can be found here.
At the E14 Fund, we help bring technologies out of the lab and into the world. Our network of advisors—investors, industry experts, and entrepreneurs—help our companies take prototypes to scale and raise further investment.
The E14 Fund supports companies across diverse fields—from biotechnology and smart cities to consumer electronics and manufacturing. We are a bridge that builds entrepreneurs from MIT and creates the paths to connect them with investors and industry experts who can help them scale.
We believe diversity and inclusion are the seeds of innovation. Half of our companies have a female founder, and more than half have founders are from outside the United States.