About Us

Walnut Venture Associates consists of Boston-area entrepreneurs/investors who have joined forces to fund and aid the development of local companies through their collective business experience and contacts. Skill sets include depth in all functional areas including general management, marketing, sales, product development, marketing communications, and finance.

Individuals in the group have been the founders of 20 companies, the CEOs of more than 20 companies, have invested in over 225 private companies, and have been members of the Board of Directors of over 125 companies. Companies this group have been involved with as founders, CEOs, and/or investors include:

  • Aberdeen Group
  • Adams, Harkness & Hill
  • Applix
  • Avid Technology
  • Axon Networks
  • Bowstreet
  • Breakaway Solutions
  • Cambridge Technology Partners
  • Castle Networks
  • ComputerLand
  • Concord Communications
  • Event Zero
  • Fenwick Partners
  • First Call
  • Granitar
  • idealab!
  • Interleaf
  • Keyfile
  • Maker Communications
  • Mapletree Networks
  • Microcom
  • MicroSource Financial
  • Morris Decision Systems
  • Natural MicroSystems
  • Netegrity
  • Network Engines
  • Octave Communications
  • Storage Networks
  • Stratus Computer
  • The Reference
  • Xyplex
  • and many others